English as a Second Language

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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; and COMING SOON: Intensive English Accelerated Track
  • 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