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 2019: 

Term A:  August 19 - October 11

Term B:  October 15 - December 13

Spring 2020:

Term A:  January 13 - March 6

Term B:  March 16 - May 8

Application Deadlines

Entrance Date Application Deadline

19 August 2019

15 May 2019

13 January 2020

15 October 2019

 

Costs (per semester)

  • ESL tuition: $6328 for full semester; $3170 for half semester.  Cost includes tuition and student fees.
  • Room and Board: $4,592      

Activities/programs:

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

  • International Student Organization
  • Intramural Sports 
  • Tastes of the World

Classes

The ESL Program is an intensive course of study with an academic preparation focus.  We offer four integrative skills-based classes: 

  • Academic Reading (1 Credit Unit (CU))
  • Composition (2 CUs)
  • Listening and Speaking (1 CU)
  • Grammar Studies (2 CUs)

The typical 8-week term schedule for full-time students is as follows.  Part-time students may take up to 9 CUs per semester, or 3 CUs per 8-week term.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

8:30-10:10

 

Academic Reading

 

Speaking & Listening

 

Academic Reading

 

Speaking & Listening

10:30-12:30(MW)

10:30-11:50 (TR)

Composition

Composition

 

 

Composition

 

 

Composition

1:30-3:30 (MW)

1:00-3:00 (TR)

Grammar

Grammar

Grammar

Grammar