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
  • Professional, dedicated, and enthusiastic instructors
  • Individualized instruction
  • On-campus housing 

Dates

Fall 2018:  August 13 - November 30 

Spring 2019:  January 14 - May 3

Please schedule your travel plans as close to these dates as possible so that you can get the most out of your studies!

Application Deadlines

Program Start Date

Completed Application Due Date

13 August 2018

15 May 2018

15 October 2018

15 July 2018

14 January 2019

15 October 2018

18 March 2019

15 January 2019

12 August 2019

15 May 2019

 

Costs (per semester)

  • ESL tuition: with inquiry
  • 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.  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 Fairmont State students and is optional for ESL students.

TOEFL dates for Fall 2018:

  • 10:00AM Friday, August 17
  • 10:00AM Friday, November 30 

We encourage students to use their own time for self-study and preparation. The link below lists free and paid resources provided by ETS, the makers of the TOEFL:

http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/prepare