Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

19 North Pinckney Street - Madison

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WESLI has been teaching English since 1981 and training teachers since 1999. We are located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin – across the street from the state capitol building. Madison is a medium-sized city, located in the heart of the mid-west. Madison is a very safe, friendly and inexpensive city to live in and has a number of universities in town, including the internationally top-ranked University of Wisconsin Madison. Students can choose to stay in our Dormitory or with homestay families.

Many of our teachers and staff have been at WESLI for more than 15 years. In addition, most of our administrative staff members also teach or have taught in the past – we find that this ensures students are always working with people that have a passion for helping students and the experience needed to help.

We offer 7 levels of English instruction, from zero level to university bridge, in the areas of General English & American Culture, Business English, Academic Preparation and Test Prep. We have agreements with over 40 universities and colleges that accept our students without a TOEFL score. In addition, we also have a 5-week Teacher Training Program with a 30-hour Practicum. In addition, we offer private tutoring and customized programs. We offer six, 8-week sessions per year, but students are welcome to study for any length of time.

  • Translado estação/aeroporto
  • Aconselhamento ao aluno
  • Orientação sobre vistos
  • Outros estudos acadêmicos disponíveis no campus
  • Turismo cultural (teatro, museu etc.)
  • Eventos culturais locais (festivais etc.)
  • Voluntariado
  • Hospedagem em famílias sem alunos falantes do mesmo idioma nativo
  • Hospedagem em famílias
  • Student Residence

  • WTTP_Brochure__Final_.pdf

  • Brochure_English.pdf

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Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Ben Li Estados Unidos  

estudado Inglês Treinamento para Professores

Living the Dream

Hello! My name is Ben Li. I am a WTTP (WESLI Teacher Training Program) alumnus and am currently living the dream in Taipei, Taiwan. That’s not to say I haven’t experienced my fair share of culture shock, but I have a meaningful and fulfilling job teaching English to children that leaves me with enough mental energy, time and money to immerse myself in Taiwanese culture. I am having a wonderful time, and it is thanks--in no small part--to my time at WESLI. Not only were WESLI teachers instrumental in me getting a job, but even more importantly, they comprehensively prepared me to be successful in it. Here’s a quick flyby of what the WTTP did for me and what it might do for you!

Almost every job posting that I looked at either required or preferred a TEFL certificate--the certification is a big deal. Most places also required a demo video with your application, and unless you’re already a teacher, I doubt you’ll have a better opportunity to make a demo video than during the WTTP practicum. Finally, during and even well after the program, WESLI teachers were more than happy to offer professional support such as resume feedback, writing recommendation letters and even scrutinizing employment contracts.

The WTTP is made up of two parts: core courses (foundations, skills and grammar review) and practicum (teaching, tutoring and observations). Having the opportunity to teach 10 hours of a real ESL class as well as observe both veterans and peers in action provided indispensable experience--please don’t get your TEFL online! I can’t imagine the nightmare my first few weeks as a teacher would have been without 30 hours of practicum under my belt--not to mention how little my students would have learned. In addition, the core courses really opened my eyes to just how much being a native English speaker does not automatically translate into being an effective foreign language teacher. Just to name a few examples, I had no idea that there were 12 different verb tenses in the English language much less how to teach any of them; I had never heard of the word collocations, but I now visit an online collocation dictionary nearly every day; and maybe the most important lesson was that my students would actually learn more if I’m talking less and they’re practicing English more--“less is more.”

In conclusion, if it isn’t clear from what I’ve written above...I HIGHLY recommend going through the WTTP! Thank you WESLI teachers!

publicado 2 meses atrás

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Hannah LeDuc Estados Unidos  

estudado Inglês Treinamento para Professores

Super helpful!

This program not only met all of my ESL training goals, it also added greatly to my professional skills. The practicum was also super helpful in applying what I'd just learned in class and getting my first teaching experience to add to my resume. The staff and students are super nice, too!

publicado 3 meses atrás

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

裴俊屹 China  

estudado Inglês Preparação acadêmica

EXCELLENT SCHOOL!!!

I am a Chinese student, and my college major was law. I want to become an excellent scholar and researcher in this field in the future.
One year ago, I heard a lot of information about WESLI from my friend Penelope, and she was studying at WESLI at that time. She told me that WESLI is very helpful and offers a good opportunity to study with many experienced teachers, and she strongly recommended me studying at WESLI. It happened that I was busy preparing for my master degree and worrying about my English ability, so I decided to come here.
I've been here for eight months, and I still remember the first time I came to WESLI. It was a snowy morning, and I had never experienced such a freezing weather before. Honestly, I felt unhappy at that time. However, all my bad feelings disappeared when I arrived at WESLI because I found everyone is very friendly and amiable, and it made me feel warm and comfortable.
I have changed a lot during these eight months. Before I came here, I could not communicate with foreigners freely because my spoken English was awful! Also, I could not read academic journals, and I had never thought I can give a presentation in English. However, now I have many friends from different countries, and I read a lot of articles and books and gave a lot of presentations in my class. All these amazing things became true because of WESLI!
My teachers are awesome! They help me practicing my English again and again, and they are willing to answer all the questions. With their help, I become more confident, and my English has improved a lot. In addition, my classes are very helpful. I learned how to write academic articles and evaluate them in my writing class, and I watched many academic lectures and learned how to take notes in my listening and speaking class. I will go to an American university next year, and I think all the things I learned from WESLI can help me adapt to the American college life easily in the future.
I have to say that I love Madison. People are very friendly here, and the environment is super awesome! It's a good place for both living and studying. I live in the dorm now, and I have three amazing roommates; the dorm is close to WESLI which is very convenient for students.

publicado 6 dias atrás

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Cher Lin Taiwan, Repúbila da China  

estudado Geral Inglês

Because of wesli, I spend nine years in the USA

I was planning to spend half year in the ESL, after graduated from the University in 2005. Just like other people, I want to improve my English skills in order to get a better job in my country. Then, I picked WESLI. After three sessions studied (from 400 level), I realized that my English skills were still not good enough. I spent another half year studying in the WESLI. Then, my teacher told me that I could apply for graduated school in the USA. Therefore, I applied and got an admission.
My mystery journey just started. I even got my second master degree in the UW-Madison. I meet my husband and had my wedding party in my lovely teacher’s living room. I had my first baby born in the US. I moved back to China in 2014. You know what? I had never gotten a formal job so far. However, I enjoy my life a lot.
This year, I had a chance to visit my teachers in the WESLI, and stayed in my lovely teacher’s house. For me, they are not only my teachers, but also my families. Friends I meet in the WESLI from other countries, we are still keep in touch and meet sometimes.

publicado 2 meses atrás

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Eira Chen Taiwan, Repúbila da China  

estudado Geral Inglês

WESLI is a big family

I love the big family. It's a place you will always feel you should go back to visit "old friends."

publicado 2 meses atrás

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Han Wang Taiwan, Repúbila da China  

estudado Geral Inglês

WESLI is like a HOME

WESLI is really a wonderful place for you to learn English and American culture. You not only meet great teachers and classmates there, but also can totally involve in the American culture.
The teachers not just teach you English; they let you involve in their life, treat you as friends. These wonderful experiences are really way beyond what you can think of before you go there.
WESLI is really a HOME not a school.

publicado 2 meses atrás

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Yi Chun Lu Taiwan, Repúbila da China  

estudado Geral Inglês

WESLI teachers help me a lot ----Lu

WESLI's course and teachers help me a lot, especially in my career. I was a student at WESLI 10 years ago and I'm a Baker now. It seem like don't use English
often. Without WESLI , I can't read lot of
English version about baking and can't discuss with foreign Baker about baking skills. So WESLI ' teachers give me GOOD foundation!!! That's why I can write a review here and my experience!!

publicado 2 meses atrás

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Machiko Obikawa Japão  

estudado Inglês Preparação acadêmica

Wonderful ESL School

WESLI prepared me for my life in the US. Well experienced and passionate teachers with unique back grounds taught me not only English, but also life. I went to the US with not knowing the language or about life right after high school in Japan. But I never felt lonely because of people around me. Of course friends but also teachers made me comfortable. They taught us English, hung out with us, and invited us for dinner. Interaction with teachers made me comfortable and motivated to learn English. With that I was able to finished 700 course in WESLI in 2005, got a letter of recommendation to University of Wisconsin Whitewater, graduated with BA in Social Work, went back to Japan working at the duty free shop in Tokyo international airport, did internship in Japanese NGO in the Philippines supporting children in need, and now I am a project coordinator in the Japanese NGO in the Philippines. I would like to thank WESLI for everything that they offered us because without WESLI, I would not be able to find what I like to do in my life. I really like WESLI, so I recommended 2 Japanese friends to go to WESLI, they went and enjoyed studying there. So if you ask me where to study English, my answer will always be "WESLI." They have more activities now so I would have given 5 hearts if I am there now ;) If you are looking for an ESL, do not even think twice, just apply for WESLI ;)

publicado 2 meses atrás

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

María Camila Arroyo Hernández Colômbia  

estudado Geral Inglês

Wesli, the best ESL school

Wesli is the best school in the U.S. I was there for five months and the experience was indescribable. I learn a lot of things there, and I really miss be there. I did my best friends there and I improve my English

publicado 3 meses atrás

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Fawaz Humaidan Issa Jordânia  

estudado Inglês Preparação acadêmica

Wesli is a good school for ESL

I transfered to three schools but nothing like wesli. I love wesli and the teachers as well as the place Madison never ever forget it. Miss wesli miss Madison

publicado 3 meses atrás

This course is for students aged: 13-70
You can mix and match WESLI’s English courses to suit your goals. There are seven levels at WESLI, 100 – 700. Full-time students will choose four courses in the level in which they are placed. If you want to learn English for your own enjoyment, you can take any of the following courses to learn and have fun!

Levels
Beginning Levels (100, 200 and 300): After completing Level 300, a student can conduct basic conversations, manage everyday life in an English-speaking environment, and read and write simple material.

Intermediate Levels (400 and 500): After completing Level 500, a student can converse comfortably on most subjects, read some basic academic and professional texts, and write an academic-style essay.

Advanced Academic and Business Skill Levels (600 and 700): After completing levels 600 and 700, a student can conduct business in English, participate in most professional situations, and is ready to succeed in an American university program.
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Prepare to Take the IELTS or TOEFL Exam at WESLI
WESLI’s exam preparation classes are designed to help you succeed on English placement exams. Our teachers are experienced in test preparation and can help you improve your study skills and assess your progress.

Only need practice writing? Choose from IELTS or TOEFL Writing to focus your test preparation. Want a more comprehensive review for the exam? Choose IELTS or TOEFL Listening/Reading/Speaking classes to help you prepare.
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This course is for students aged: 13-70
WESLI has partnered with the University of Wisconsin College System to offer three- credit college classes at WESLI. This is a great opportunity for WESLI students to earn college credit while still studying at WESLI. These credits can be transferred to UW schools and count towards a student’s general education requirements, no matter what major they choose.
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This course is for students aged: 13-70
Business and Professional Skills

You can mix and match WESLI’s English courses to suit your professional goals. There are seven levels at WESLI, 100 – 700. Full-time students will choose four courses in the level in which they are placed. If your goal is to improve your English for your profession, the following courses will help you reach that goal.
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This course is for students aged: 13-70
Níveis: Avançado
Tamanho da classe: Médio, 6-10 alunos
Horas Semanais: Intensivo masi de 25 horas/semana
Tipo de local: Cidade
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This course is for students aged: 13-70
Tamanho da classe: Médio, 6-10 alunos, Aula particular
Horas Semanais: Descontração 10-15 horas/semana, Intensivo masi de 25 horas/semana, Geral 15-25 horas/semana
Níveis: Avançado, Intermediário, Básico
Tipo de local: Cidade
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