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