Office of International Student Services

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 CC 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.

Come and bring a friend!


Covid-19 did not stop English Corner!  We have been meeting in online video-chat groups.  Due to masking requirements, which make practicing English difficult, and continued coronavirus concerns, English Corner will continue to meet online during the fall 2021 semester.  We have a variety of meeting times available, some during the day and some in the evenings.
If you are interested in participating in English Corner online click HERE for registration.
It may take a week or two to get this set up, 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.

As a bonus, you can now participate in English Corner if you are no longer in Toledo!  Just register if you want to participate.

Contact:  Wes Blood,, 419-478-8325 


English Corner 1 (THIS class temporarily on hold - see above)

Where: North Engineering, room 1022 (NE1022)
When: Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Contacts:  Wes Blood,, 419-478-8325 


Where: University Hall, room 2240
When: Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. [this class will now meet in the summer!]
Contacts:  Jordan Kirwen, ‭,  567-201-6626‬ 

English Corner HSC (Health Science Campus)  (This EC class is temporarily on hold)

Where: Collier Building room TBD
When: Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Contacts:  Wes Blood,, 419-478-8325 (Please contact Wes if you have any questions)


Where: Owens Community College - College Hall room 170c
When: Tuesday's from 11:30 am to 12:30 p.m., beginning September 18, 2018.
Contacts: Betsy White,, 419-320-0757

We practice everyday conversation, pronunciation and speaking skills using a variety of topics and fun exercises.  Usually we have several American helpers, so we can break up larger groups for more personal conversation practice.

We usually serve light refreshments during our meeting 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!

We are always looking for American volunteers who would like to help, so if you are free during one of the times mentioned above, please contact the appropriate person and come join us.

Come and enjoy a combination of friendship and English help!

See our pictures at the Photo Gallery!

Last Updated: 6/27/22