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 fully in-person!

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.

Travel opens broader world to students as they prepare for careers, college life Featured Image

Travel opens broader world to students as they prepare for careers, college life

Summer study abroad experiences include Sweden, Hawaii, Scotland and Botswana
New study abroad program gives students JUMPSTART in precollege experience Featured Image

New study abroad program gives students JUMPSTART in precollege experience

Incoming first-year students gain confidence, global awareness while earning credits
Stout Scholar has ‘a true passion for teaching,’ takes on new leadership roles Featured Image

Stout Scholar has ‘a true passion for teaching,’ takes on new leadership roles

Follow O'Brien's third year as she prepares for prestudent teaching