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English as a Second Language
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  • Overview

    Individualized Programs

    • 6 levels of instruction from beginning to advanced
    • courses in speaking, listening, reading, writing, U.S. culture, current events, pronunciation, study skills
    • programs for academic and professional purposes
    • short course offerings in test preparation, English for a successful work experience, English for a successful university experience, bridging the gap between the BA and the MA
    • proficiency test upon arrival to determine your program of study
    • classroom activities with American students
    • opportunity to take regular university classes in addition to ESL classes
    • general education credit given to undergraduate students for successful completion of two courses at level 6

    Experienced Staff and Modern Facilities

    • small classes with students from all parts of the world
    • individual academic advising
    • language laboratory
    • free private tutors

    University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is an accredited university

    • member of the highly respected University of Wisconsin System
    • a friendly, diverse population of 9,300 students
    • 119-acre park-like campus located in a residential section of the city
    • use of university health center, library and recreational facilities
    • participation in university social clubs and organizations
    • reasonable tuition and on-campus housing costs

    La Crosse, Wisconsin - a friendly, safe community

    • mid-sized city (51,000) located in western Wisconsin on the Mississippi River
    • unique scenic beauty
    • wide variety of seasonal recreational activities
    • regional center for shopping, business, industry, health care, and education
    • numerous cultural events and festivities throughout the year
    • within easy traveling distance to major cities, including Minneapolis and Chicago

    Extra features - for a successful experience

    • one-week orientation program before classes begin
    • free transportation to campus from the La Crosse airport, bus station, or train depot when you arrive
    • opportunity to share your culture through participation in
      • La Crosse Friends of International Students (friendship families)
      • International Student Organization
      • Global Link (volunteer speakers bureau)
      • LIFE - La Crosse International Friendship Exchange (An organization for domestic students and international students)
    • personalized advising and admission assistance from the Office of International Education