University of Wisconsin–Madison

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. » Apply Now

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How to Apply: To apply for our fall, spring or summer full-time Intensive English Program, complete the online application form. There is no application fee.

Important: Applicants must provide official documentation of the source of funds for tuition and living expenses. Documentation may be a letter from the applicant’s bank, scholarship board, or other funding agency. We also require a scan of the photo page of a valid passport. After we receive the application and documents, we evaluate them. If a student is accepted to the program, we will issue Form I-20 which is required to request the student visa.

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Testing Information

Testing Dates

January 16, 2018  9:00 AM or
January 17, 2018  9:00 AM or
January 18, 2018  9:00 AM

The Math Placement Test will be given in L196 Education immediately after the ESLAT test finishes on January 16 and 18.

You do not need to register in advance.  Please arrive 10 minutes before the test and bring a photo ID.

L196 Education Building
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2017-18 SPEAK Test Dates

Spring 2018
January 16, 2018 9:00AM
February 26, 2018 3:30PM
March 19, 2018 3:30PM
April 23, 2018 2:45PM

Tests are administered in Van Hise Hall, Room 250.
Be sure to arrive 10 minutes BEFORE the start of the test.
Download a sample test

We are an official IELTS Testing Center.

Click here for more details about our site, our test dates and to book a test. 

Our program will help you prepare for the IELTS exam and improve your current score. We cover all the skills you need for the IELTS exam. We also offer an IELTS elective in the fall and summer sessions to work on specific skills.
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Tel: 608 262 2560

TOEFL is the most widely-accepted English-language proficiency test in the United States. Our regular academic classes will prepare you for the TOEFL test by covering all the skills you needs to succeed in an academic environment. We do offer a TOEFL elective in the fall and summer sessions to work on specific skills.

We do not have a TOEFL center on site. For details about the test, go to