The Center for Language Education offers non-credit advanced ESL courses, providing the tools to enhance non-native speakers’ ability to communicate more effectively in English in both professional and academic settings. Programs are available for Johns Hopkins students, fellows, and non-affiliated professionals.

ESL Faculty

Our ESL Programs

August ESL-ITA Workshop – Dates for 2022 are August 8-19

We encourage departments in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences to send their incoming international graduate students and first-year international teaching assistants to this summer intensive. The 10 day workshop takes place in early August, before they serve as a TA. Departments, through stipends or other means of support, will enable students to pay for living expenses during the month of August. KSAS department chairs and administrators should expect an email early April with information on the next workshop.

Fall/Spring ESL Classes

The CLE offers Public Speaking, Academic Writing, and Pronunciation during the academic year. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows from any Johns Hopkins school, and non-JHU students are eligible to enroll.

Full-time students from KSAS and Whiting School of Engineering may enroll through SIS. Full-time students outside of KSAS should enroll via Interdivisional Registration (IDR) in person at the registrar’s office on Homewood campus.

Applicants who are not full-time JHU students may enroll in part-time study for professional development or personal enrichment. Non-JHU students, who are not eligible to register through SIS, must use the ESL online application instructions to enroll. The tuition per course is $895, with the possibility of tuition remission if eligible.

ESL Summer Classes 

The CLE also offers advanced ESL courses during term II of the summer semester. Enrollment is open to all JHU affiliates, graduate and undergraduate students, and adults not affiliated with the university. Tuition costs apply and all students must use the ESL online application instructions to enroll. Please note: There will be no classes offered in summer 2022.