University Catalogues

English Language Learning Resources

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program at Bentley provides a number of courses and services for international and multilingual students.

English and Media Studies Writing and Communication Courses

Writing courses and communication courses designed to meet the needs of international and multilingual students are offered in conjunction with the English and Media Studies Writing and Communication Program. These courses are taught by ESOL instructors who provide students with multiple opportunities to engage in critical reading, writing and communication and who give careful attention to the linguistic and cultural issues that arise out of using English as an additional language in an academic context. Student placement in these classes depends on students’ language backgrounds and on the results of the university’s expository writing placement exam. The ESOL courses, including a course with an intensive writing lab, each grant three credits, cover similar skills, and fulfill the same requirements as all other sections of EMS courses.

The ESOL Center

In the ESOL Center, faculty tutors who specialize in working with multilingual learners provide English-language support for writing and academic coursework.  Students can receive help at any stage in the writing process.  Additionally, they can receive guidance with research, citing sources, oral presentations, Power Point slides, pronunciation, and conversation enrichment for building fluency. 

Appointments:  Weekday, evening  and virtual appointments can be scheduled through  or by calling 781.891.2021. 

Location:  Library, Lower Level, 026