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MUSC International Student and Scholar Services

English as a Second Language

The Community Center of Saint Matthew’s Day Classes

Fall Session: September 5 to December 2017 (all levels offered)
Wednesdays and Thursdays
9:30 a.m.  to  11:30 a.m.
$160 for fall session. Books are purchased separately.
405 King Street, Charleston, SC
Downtown, across from Marion Square

Contact: Mrs. Hayden D. Shook, M.A., T.E.F.L.
English as a Second Language Program Manager and Instructor 
843-579-0420 ext. 303
Facebook: ESL Program at St. Matthew's

Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Evening Classes

LEVELS:  Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced

WHEN:  August 31 to November 21, 2017
               Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE:  Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church
                 302 Hibben Street
                 Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464


Free Childcare
Contact: or Rita at 843-607-2118  or

iSpeak @ MUSC

Contact: Kurt Brewer

Why You’ll Love iSpeak:
iSpeak is open to the entire MUSC international community:  a free English conversation ‘lunch & learn’ group held every first and third Tuesday of every month from 12 N to 1 p.m. to practice conversational English and discuss interesting topics. 

iSpeak serves as an excellent vehicle to network and make new friends, improve English skills and lunch is always provided.

Ms. Sharon Bowers: MUSC’s resident ESL teacher


Sharon J Bowers is our principal instructor, with years of experience teaching English to adults. She holds an undergraduate BA from Smith College in English and Economics, an MBA from Yale University, and a SC Adult Education Certificate in ESL. With great technical precision she leads each class with compassion, humor, and clarity. When not at MUSC, she teaches at the English Language Institute - part of College of Charleston - and at St Matthew’s Adult ESL Outreach Program, as well as tutoring many private students. She has taught and tutored TOEFL and MLE preparation to students from more than 40 countries from basic beginner through high advanced levels. In addition, she offers small private and group lessons.

Classes can be tailored to specific needs - listening, speaking, reading and/or writing - in small groups or for individuals.