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 in the university.

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 


Our ESL program follows the same academic schedule as other programs; however, ESL students may start on any of the following dates (2017-2018):

  • Fall 2017: Sep 18th, Oct 23rd
  • Spring 2018: Jan 16th, Feb 19th, and Mar 26th
  • Summer 2018: May 21st, Jun 25th         

Costs (per semester)

  • ESL tuition: $4,200
  • Room and Board: $4,242      


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

  • International Conversation Table 
  • International Student Organization
  • Intramural Sports 


The ESL Program offers full-time students 12-18 hours of instruction per semester. Classes include the following:

  • Grammar Studies
  • TOEFL Strategies
  • Academic Reading
  • Composition
  • Speaking/Listening
  • American Culture
  • Vocabulary
  • Practice TOEFL with Q&A