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 in-person or 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.

UW-Stout student awarded prestigious Gilman Scholarship for study abroad

Canon studying virtually at University of London, looking forward to connecting with international peers

Fall Study Abroad Fair going virtual on Sept. 23

Options for students abound in world travel in 2021

Summer in the Midwest provides cultural experiences

Gyuejeong Lee, a senior majoring in visual design at Sangmyung University in South Korea, wanted to improve her English speaking skills and learn more about Ame