English as a Second Language Institute (ESLI)
ESL Institute Curriculum
The English as a Second Language Institute (ESLI) helps improve reading, writing and oral English proficiency for international students through a specially designed curriculum that combines ESL and the arts. Undergraduate students who successfully complete ESLI and matriculate into an undergraduate degree program receive three UArts college credits toward graduation.
The curriculum includes
Small classes and personal attention
Creative and experienced instructors
Studio art, design, and music lessons
Classroom practice in oral communication strategies for art, design and performance studies
College-level reading and writing assignments focusing on art, design and performance
Field trips, social activities and participation in University of the Arts programs and events
ESL Institute Program Dates
Summer 2021 Session (hosted virtually)
June 14 – Aug. 9 (8 weeks)
Fall 2021 Session (hosted on campus)
Aug. 27 – Dec. 18
International Student Orientation begins in August. The dates are still to be determined.