Study English in Madison

Our program provides quality instruction to adults who wish to improve their proficiency in English. We offer full-time 15-week programs in the Fall and Spring semesters and an 8-week Summer program. Our classes begin at the intermediate level. Please note that we do not offer beginning-level instruction.

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International Students

Any non-native English speaker admitted to the university may take ESL courses. Special students and exchange students may be allowed to take ESL courses when space is available.

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 International TA Training

The ITA training course helps non-native English speaking TAs to improve their oral communication and classroom teaching skills.

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Teacher Development

A Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is offered as a Graduate version and Undergraduate version (including Special students who have completed an undergraduate degree) to those who wish to teach English as a foreign or second language, normally in positions abroad.

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Program in English as a Second Language
5134 Helen C. White Hall
600 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: +1.608.263.3780


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Our Staff

Our teachers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. They have a wealth of experience teaching English, both in the USA and overseas. They are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals, whether you want to improve your academic English, become a better writer, develop as a TA or become a teacher of English language.

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