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.

Senior Kuchta finishes in style studying, interning in Italy and winning competition

Even if Ariel Kuchta could have dreamed up a perfect ending to her college experience, she might not have been able to match how it all turned out.

Area ballet company to lead Ukrainian cultural event April 19

A special event featuring Ukrainian folk dances and poetry will be held at UW-Stout to help students and area residents connect with that nation's culture.

Food science as a cultural gateway: program welcomes 17 international students

Students from China appreciate safe environment and global experience