English as a Second Language

Offering year-round English immersion courses to non-native English speakers.
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The University of Wisconsin-Stout ESL Institute (ESLI) supports the mission of the UW-Stout and its Office of International Education to internationalize and diversify our campus. The ESLI does so primarily by providing quality English as a Second Language courses to college-ready students. The ESLI also provides academic support, as well as opportunities for community interaction and campus engagement, to facilitate ESL student success.

UW-Stout's ESL Institute offers:

  • Conditional Admission for most programs at UW-Stout
  • Small class sizes (20 or fewer students)
  • Conversation partner program
  • Free tutoring services 
  • Friendship family program
  • Recreation trips and cultural excursions

CEA Accredited

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UW-Stout's ESL Institute is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2018 through April 2023 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.

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