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Northwest Missouri State University


Welcome to the English as a Second Language Program at Northwest

The English as a Second Language Program (ESL) offers intensive English courses to non-native speakers of English to improve their language skills, primarily for academic reasons.

There are five sessions per year, beginning in January, late February or March, June, August and October. Sessions are roughly eight weeks long. The program offers:

  • Small classes
  • Cultural component to courses
  • TOEFL preparation
  • Preparation for university coursework
  • Instruction at proficiency levels from basic to advanced