English as a Second Language (ESL) will help you excel in your studies and communicate effectively and enjoyably outside the classroom now and wherever your career may take you. When you successfully complete the ESL program, you’ll be proficient in speaking, writing, reading, and reporting on research. The program focuses on academic English, but will also assist you with clear and comfortable communication in everyday life.

The ESL program is rigorous, designed for students who meet every Michigan Technological University admission requirement except for language. We offer a full-time curriculum of 18-24 hours per week.

Why Enroll in our ESL Program?

As an ESL student, you will

  1. Develop strong English and intercultural skills for academic study at Michigan Tech.
  2. Benefit from well-designed courses.
  3. Learn from excellent and experienced teachers with strong professional training.
  4. Receive careful attention from teachers. Class sizes are small to ensure valuable interaction.
  5. Enjoy access to Michigan Tech learning and recreational facilities
  6. Be invited to participate and practice new skills at fun social events within the ESL program and across Campus.
  7. Live and learn in a friendly, small, college-town community.

"ESL at Michigan Tech helps students who do not great English skills. ESL is a helpful tool for them to prepare for the actual academic classes. The program helped me a lot during my first year."Daniel Wu