English as a Second Language

Offering year-round English immersion courses to non-native English speakers.
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Our Mission:

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.

Program Offerings: Now Online!

Academic ESL program

Join our CEA accredited ESL Program to prepare for academic studies at the university level

U.S. Culture and Language Program

Summers and winters in the Midwest are breathtakingly beautiful and full of new experiences.

Best of 2019-20: Students, groups earn leadership, Wood, co-op, Global Ambassadors awards

More than 100 students and student groups were recognized at University of Wisconsin-Stout’s annual Leadership Awards programs released virtually May 6.

UW-Stout international students, retired professionals discuss India, Pakistan

Menomonie community members gain insight, awareness of global issues

Leadership Awards to be held virtually May 6

Even though students can’t be together because of the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Wisconsin-Stout plans to celebrate student leaders.