Western's English as a Second Language Institute (WESL)
We hope to see YOU on one of these start dates!
Spring 2017 - January 17 Summer 2017 - May 22 Fall 2017 - August 21
For over 35 years, CEA-accredited WESL Institute has provided excellent English language education for students from all over the world. Located in the safe and friendly small-town community of Macomb, Illinois, our students find the freedom and support to pursue their educational and social interests at affordable prices. We are happy to help in many ways with our outstanding international student services.
We have had wonderful experiences working with students from countries such as Thailand, China, Libya, Japan, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Egypt, India, Iran, South Korea, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Russia, the UK, Qatar, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, and many others! We look forward to helping you reach your educational dreams.
WESL General Information
Established in 1977, WESL Institute provides international students the opportunity to improve their English skills through a 20-hour-per-week intensive ESL program.
Courses are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters (16 weeks each) and the Summer semester (10 weeks) at three levels: Foundation (Basic); Intermediate; and University Preparation (advanced).
All instructors hold Masters degrees and have received special training in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). Upon successful completion of the WESL program, students who meet all other admission requirements are admitted as regular degree-seeking students at WIU.
These students are assisted in their transition to the University with special advising and registration sessions. Besides providing services to students seeking a degree at WIU, WESL also serves individuals who want to improve their English skills for professional and/or personal development.
The mission of WESL Institute is to provide an intensive program in academic English for international students who are preparing to enter an American college or university.
The WESL curriculum is designed and taught by a professional faculty to prepare students academically, socially, and culturally for success as university students.
Phone: (309) 298-2485
WESL Institute, Memorial Hall 346
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455