ESL - English as a Second Language

Welcome to the ESL Program at Fairmont State University

 Our goal is to help you achieve English language proficiency to prepare you for academic success.

Why choose our ESL Program?

  • A curriculum integrating all language skills 
  • A safe and convenient location for study
  • Program flexibility with three entry dates per semester (excluding summer)
  • Professional, dedicated, and enthusiastic instructors
  • Individualized instruction
  • On-campus housing 

Dates

Our ESL program follows the same academic schedule as other programs; however, ESL students may start on any of the following dates:

  • Summer 2018
    • May 21
    • June 25
  • Fall 2018
    • August 13
    • September 17
    • October 22

Costs (per semester)

  • ESL tuition: $4,400
  • Room and Board: $4,592      

Activities/programs:

Students are encouraged to participate in events, programs, and organizations across campus. These include:

  • Conversation Partner Program 
  • International Student Organization
  • Intramural Sports 

Classes

The ESL Program offers an intensive class schedule with 5 core classes and 4 electives.  We offer two levels of instruction for core classes.  The course schedule for Fall 2018 is as follows:

Time

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

9:30-10:20

Speaking & Listening

 

Speaking & Listening

 

Speaking & Listening

10:30-11:20

Academic Reading

Academic Reading

 

 

Academic Reading

11:30-12:20

Composition

Composition

Composition

12:20-1:00

BREAK

 

 

 

1:00-2:15

Grammar Studies

Grammar Studies

 

2:30-3:45

Intensive Study

Intensive Study

 

 

Time

Tuesday

Thursday

10:00-11:15

Vocabulary

 

Vocabulary

 

11:30-12:45

American Culture

American Culture

 

12:45-1:30

BREAK

 

 

1:30-2:45

 

Pronunciation

 

Pronunciation

3:00-4:15

News in English

News in English

 

 

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The ESL program administers an institutional TOEFL ITP twice per semester.  The cost is $30 per student and must be paid before the test date.  The test is open to all students and is optional for ESL students.

TOEFL dates for Summer and Fall 2018:

  • Friday, July 27
  • Friday, August 17
  • Friday, November 30