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The Program in English as a Second Language is a world-renowned program for students, instructors, administrators, and staff who are committed to the teaching of English to non-native speakers. The ESL Program seeks to support the University’s international students by providing ESL instruction, to enhance undergraduate education through work with international teaching assistants, to train prospective ESL teachers, and to support the University’s community and international goals.

Every year, we train many students through our Intensive English Program, in addition to offering a host of other services and programs, including ESL courses for UW-Madison degree students, training for International Teaching Assistants, and a TESOL Certificate Program for undergraduate and graduate students alike.

If you have questions about our programs, services, mission, or people, please contact us at

    Important Info


    SPEAK Test Dates
    July 20, 1:00 PM
    August 3, 1:00 PM
    August 24, 9:00 AM
    August 26, 9:00 AM

    On Campus ESLAT Dates
    August 24, 9:00 AM
    August 26, 9:00 AM

    Off Campus ESLAT Testing

    Intensive English Program
    Application deadlines
    For summer:  May 15
    For fall:  July 15

    ESL Tutors