Office of International Student Services

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About English Corner

English Corner is a fun, free, informal weekly time of tutoring for international students who would like to improve their conversational English skills.  It is open to any international person who wants to attend, including spouses of students, Owens Community College students, and other residents of the greater Toledo area. The topics are unique to each class, so you can attend as many English Corner classes as you like.We practice everyday conversation, pronunciation and speaking skills using a variety of topics and fun exercises.  

We usually serve light refreshments during our in-person meetings and have a great time together.

Some activities have included playing games that use English, watching a video clip and discussing it, sharing about cross-cultural topics, going on field trips, fun events like picnics and cookouts, and much more!

Come and enjoy a combination of friendship and English help!



If you are interested in participating in English Corner, fill out the Registration Form.   
It may take a little time to get you connected, so please be patient.  After you register, one of our group leaders should contact you and invite you to his or her English Corner group. 


English Corner Possibilities


English Corner Online classes

Covid-19 did not stop English Corner!  Some of our classes are online video chat groups.  This has also allowed some to join from their home country, so some English Corner classes will continue to meet online.  Here are the times available for Fall 2022:
  • Mondays at 5pm, led by Terrie Clay and Mary Dwyer
  • Thursdays at 8pm led by Jordan Kirwen
  • Fridays at 11am (women only) led by Betsy White
  • Fridays at 3pm led by Wes Blood
As a bonus, you can now participate in English Corner if you are no longer in Toledo!  Just register if you want to participate.

Call Wes Blood, 419-478-8325, or email him at

English Corner In-Person Classes

Where: Owens Community College, Heritage Hall room 143
When: Thursdays 11:30am
Call Betsy White, 419-320-0757, or email her at

Where: Snyder Memorial Hall, room 1370
When: Fridays at 10:30am
Call Jordan Kirwen, 567-201-6626‬, or email him at ‭  


Last Updated: 3/22/23