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Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

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19 North Pinckney Street , Madison (view map)
94% (31 reviews)
      

About Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

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

Many of our staff and teachers have been with us at WESLI for more than 15 years and most of our administrative staff members also teach or have done so in the past. That way students can be sure to always have a helping hand from someone with a passion for helping students and the experience to do so.

We offer 7 levels (zero level to University Bridge) of English instruction in the areas of Business English, General English & American Culture, Test Prep. and Academic Preparation. Over 40 universities and colleges accept our students without a TOEFL score. Students are welcome to study for any length of time and we are very proud to offer a 5-week Teacher Training Program, including a 30-hour Practicum.


Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support

Work and Further Studies

  • Further academic studies available on campus

Activities

  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)
  • Volunteering

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Host family accommodation
  • Student Residence

Courses

General English

93% 14 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

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.

English Exam Preparation

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

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.

English Academic preparation

90% 13 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

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.

Business English

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Basic

Location Type: Town/City

Professional English

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

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.

English Teacher Training

100% 4 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: Town/City

Brochures

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Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Venezuela   

studied English Academic preparation

I love WESLI

I studied in WESLI for more than a year and I can surely that I love that school so much! I always recommend it to people who want to improve their English skills in an academic level. They really helped and prepared me for college in the United States. I got admitted in one of the best Bible colleges in Chicago and the USA. If I had gone to a different school, I wouldn't have gotten admitted. Thank you WESLI staff and teachers for giving me more than what I thought I needed!

posted 2 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Venezuela   

studied English Academic preparation

Awesome ESL school!

I attended WESLI for about nine months (or about 5 sessions) back in 2007. My English was pretty basic, I could write and read but I couldn't speak at all (mainly because I was afraid to make mistakes while talking). Classes at WESLI are challenging and require a fair amount of work so I remember it was hard to keep up sometimes. Teachers and staff were super friendly and helpful and the school's location was definitely convenient (5 min walk to State St!). I've been really successful academically after I completed my studies at WESLI, I recently graduated with a Master's in Business from Edgewood College and also got my undergraduate degree at the same school. I wouldn't be where I'm at if I hadn't learned and mastered my English skills at WESLI. I loved everything about WESLI, My teachers, classes, the friends and memories I made!
I would definitely recommend WESLI to those who want to improve their English skills!

posted 2 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Venezuela   

studied English Academic preparation

Wesli is an excellent school to learn English!

They have very good teachers and staff that help you to learn and practice the language. You can get prepared to take different certification tests, and at the same time learn about general culture of USA.

My favorite thing was to be able to interact with people from all over the world.

I'd definitely recommend Wesli.

posted 2 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Japan   

studied General English

Being a part of WESLI family

I think many people want to study English but people may be afraid of studying abroad alone especially if you aren't familiar with the place. I was kind of that person. But I was very surprised when coming to WESLI. Teachers were very kind, interesting and helpful. Also it was easy to make friends from different countries because there were many activities and I stayed at the dormitory so I could stayed with friends. I felt like being a part of WESLI family. Also, there were many levels so I could improve myself.
I was very shy to speak English but now here I am! I could be friendly and am enjoying to speak English.
This is because of WESLI. I am very happy to study there. I miss WESLI so much too xoxo

posted 2 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Venezuela   

studied General English

Great experience

WESLI is definitely a good place to go to if you want to come to the USA to learn English but also to have a generally great experience. My favorite thing about being a student at WESLI was that, besides English, you also have the chance to learn about so many different cultures and interact with a lot of people from other countries, and I think that's a huge enriching experience. WESLI is also very good in training you for school if you're planning on staying in the states for your degree. Everybody is really nice and very willing to help as well. I've been a student at WESLI in two different ocations and both times I was very satisfied.

posted 2 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Colombia   

studied General English

Best experience ever.

My experience in Wesli and Madison was great. Loved the school, classes, teachers and friends. I improved my English skills and Wesli gave me a letter recommendation to study a PhD class at the UW. Madison is a lovely place to live. Everything is beautiful.

posted 2 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Venezuela   

studied English Academic preparation

Amazing experience!

I had the opportunity to learn english in the US in WESLI and I was able to pass my TOEFL test. I met awesome people, both students and staff members, and I'm thankful for everything I learned there.

posted 2 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Venezuela   

studied English Academic preparation

Highly reccomended experience.

I achieved my goal of studying in a US university. Learned about important topics about US life. Had a fun time with international students and planned activities. My best academic experience in the US.

posted 2 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Venezuela   

studied English Academic preparation

Best time of my Life!

My experience in WESLI was wonderful. They helped me to prepare for my MBA. When I arrived I was a beginner and the teachers helped me to improve my English skills and to overcome my fears about learning - I learned more than a language, but also about different cultures and to be more independent. WESLI is so much more than a language school, it is also a family.

posted 2 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Saudi Arabia   

studied English Academic preparation

Ahmed

It's really good school for studying English!!

posted 2 years ago

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