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University of Illinois Springfield

English as a Second Language University of Illinois Springfield

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About the Program

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The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is designed for people whose native language is not English.

Our mission is to help our students reach personal and academic goals:

  • We provide our students with language skills for academic success at UIS and beyond.
  • We support UIS faculty and staff who work with non-native English speakers.
  • We welcome non-native speakers who are not enrolled in a degree-seeking program at UIS.

We offer:

Assessments

  • ESL Exit Exam for conditionally-admitted undergraduate students to gain full admission to a degree program
  • UIS-Administered English Admissions Exam
    • iTEP Academic- for IEP students to gain admission to a degree program
    • MELICET – for affiliated applicants applying from abroad