Welcome to UW-Madison’s English as a Second Language Program. Our mission is to support the University’s international students. We provide a wide range of ESL courses for undergraduate and graduate students and for non-degree students looking for a full-time intensive program. We also train international teaching assistants become more effective teachers and prospective ESL teachers who desire TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification. Our program also supports the University’s community and international outreach goals. Our website provides details on the offerings that best meet your needs. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.
Our program provides quality instruction to adults who wish to improve their English proficiency. 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.
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.