Mission and Goals

The English as Second Language Program at Michigan Tech provides high-quality instruction and support to strengthen language and academic cultural skills.


To provide rigorous English language instruction that prepares admitted international students for successful undergraduate and graduate study; to model exemplary language teaching practices for TESOL certificate candidates; and to enable Michigan Technological University to attract highly qualified international students.


To provide evidence-based instruction in English for Academic Purposes that prepares international students for study at the undergraduate and graduate levels; to provide academic support in ESL for undergraduate and graduate students; to provide orientation, advising, and other assistance that prepares international students for academic study; to provide model practices and experiences for candidates in the TESOL certificate program; and to prepare students to “create the future” they desire.