Welcome to ESL Programs

Welcome to the ESL Programs at Fairmont State University. Our goal is to help you achieve higher English language proficiency, to prepare you for study in regular programs, and to assist you in assimilating into life in the United States as an international student.

Why choose the ESL Program at Fairmont State University?

  • A varied curriculum integrating all language skills and emphasizing conversation
  • A safe and convenient location for study
  • Program flexibly with “drop-in” students welcome at any time
  • Professional and friendly instructors and staff
  • Small classes, insuring plenty of individual attention
  • Airport pickup
  • On campus housing close to all campus facilities

DATES:

Our regular ESL program follows the same academic schedule as other programs.

  • Fall 2013: August 19, 2013 - December 13, 2013
  • Spring 2014: January 13, 2014 - May 9, 2014
  • Summer 2014: May 19, 2014 - July 24, 2014

Although these are the official starting dates, we accept students into the ESL program at any time during the semester and the length of the program can accommodate the student.

Costs (per semester)

  • ESL tuition: $4,200
  • Room:        $2,461
  • Meal plan:   $1,796

For students beginning at other times of the semester, fees will be prorated. ESL tuition will be $262 per week.

Activities/programs:

Students are offered and encouraged to participate in events, programs and organizations across campus. A few of those are as follows.

  • Conversation Partner Program
  • International Friends Program
  • Student organizations
  • Student honoraries and publications
  • Student Intramural Sport Clubs
  • Student Government
  • Tutoring Services
  • Travel (extra fee)
  • Off-campus activities (possible extra fee)

Classes

The ESL Program offers 18-20 hours of instruction per week. Classes include the following with electives added that cater to the student needs.

  • Grammar Studies
  • TOEFL Strategies
  • Academic Reading
  • Composition
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • American Culture
  • Vocabulary

 

Contact Information

Ms. Geneva Hines
Director of International Student Services
Turley Student Services Center 
Room 223
Phone: (304) 367-4490
Geneva.Hines@FairmontState.edu