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.

International student learning to better help injured workers in rehabilitation counseling program

Kim ‘strives to be someone helpful’ as she deepens her understanding of others

Alumna making an impact on the fashion environmental footprint

University of Wisconsin-Stout alumna Katie Kumerow wants to help lower the environmental footprint of fashion.

International Mother Language Day Celebration Feb. 23

University of Wisconsin-Stout senior Kathy DeCamp will share the language of the Ho-Chunk Nation at the International Mother Language Day Celebration Tuesday, F