English as a Second Language Program

ESL students with Mr. Mfume

Culture and Language Immersion Focused on You


The ESL Program at Morgan State University consists of three interrelated components: language instruction, cultural immersion and educational field experiences. The program’s foundational aim is to increase students’ oral and written proficiency in standard American English. This is accomplished through classroom and laboratory based education in spaces designated for ESL instruction. However, our programs extend beyond the conventional classroom. We immerse our students in the English language through the study of American and African-American popular culture that includes a series of lectures, workshops, and excursions.  This communicative approach is proven to reinforce language instruction by emphasizing meaningful speech, vocabulary acquisition and oral communication over simple content mastery. Students from a number of countries including Brazil, Equatorial Guinea, Italy, and, Saudi Arabia, have received instruction in Morgan’s ESL Program. For detailed information about our year-to-year activities, please read our Fall 2013 Report, Fall 2014 Report, and our overview report.

Questions about Morgan's ESL Program, may be directed to esl@morgan.edu.