After the student newspaper coverage and widespread support we've received, I'm happy to say that the ESOL Program WILL BE RETURNING for the upcoming 2015-2016 Academic Year!
The nature and form of the program for next year is still unclear but it will be run through the International Students and Scholars (ISSS) office. The director of ISSS (Susan Ellis Dougherty) is currently in negotiations with other departments to jointly oversee and fund the program.
There will also most likely be a fee to participate in the program next year to help fund the ESOL Program.
ISSS will send out more information about the ESOL Program for the upcoming year hopefully later this summer.
If you are interested in joining the ESOL Conversation Program as a volunteer or a participant in the upcoming Fall term, please join the listserv. Announcements and updates about the program will be sent through this list serv.