English as a Second Language Institute (ESLI)

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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.