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 

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

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.  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