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WESLI - Wisconsin ESL Institute


Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute (WESLI) began teaching English in 1981 and has earned an excellent reputation with universities, educational agencies, businesses, and students from all over the world. WESLI has earned respect academically among universities and colleges for equipping international students with skills to succeed in competitive academic environments. Students from all over the world have had satisfying, memorable cross-cultural experiences at WESLI and call Madison their second home (with alumni coming back to visit often!).

At WESLI, we pride ourselves on our individualized teaching, small class sizes, and a diverse student population, welcoming students from all over the world. Our instructors and staff, as well as homestay hosts and conversation partners, create friendly environments for students to learn and explore. Many of our teachers and staff have been at WESLI for more than 15 years. In addition, most of our administrative staff members also teach or have taught in the past. We find these experiences ensure students are always working with people that have a passion for helping students and the experience needed to help. Our teachers and staff strive to create a warm, welcoming community atmosphere both in and outside of the classroom.

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