Free English Classes for Visiting Scholars

Free English classes for Visiting Scholars are available from the 5th week of the semester through the 14th week of the Fall and Spring semesters. The classes are centered around helping you improve your conversational English skills and will focus mostly on speaking and listening skills. The classes will also provide you with information and insights about culture in the U.S., Wisconsin, and Madison.

Classes meet on campus and are taught by supervised student teachers in the TESOL Certificate Program through the ESL Program in the UW–Madison English Department.


  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 8–9 am
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30- 4:00 pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8–9 am
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30–4:30 pm

The classes will be similar in level, so please choose your class based on days and time.


To register for the class, email your choice of class times to Andrea Poulos at Within about a week, you will receive a reply regarding your request.

Please email or if you have any questions.