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English as a Second Language International

English as a Second Language International

The English as a Second Language International (ESLI) center located on the West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) campus helps prepare students with English training for entrance to the University. Students are integrated into academic, social and cultural life. 

There are two options for Intensive English classes -

ESLI ONLY - Students study for 1 to 2 semesters in the ESLI center to meet English language objectives but do not intend to enter the university for academic studies.

ESLI Conditional Admission Studies - Students apply to the university for a degree program but enter the ESLI center for language training prior to begining their degree program.  Conditional admission students receive an I-20 for language training and a letter of pre-admission approval to the university for the visa interview.  Upon completion of the ESL program, a transfer I-20 for entry into the degree program will be issued by the university.  Students who successfully complete ESL are not required to submit a TOEFL.    Please note:  student may not begin academic studies until they have completed ESL. 

 ESLI Start Terms (approximate dates)

  • Fall term - Aug.  20 - Dec. 10
  • Spring term - Jan. 10 - May 10
  • Summer term - June 1st

ESLI Services

  • Airport pick-up 
  • Four levels of instruction
  • 25 hours of instruction each week
  • University preparation program
  • Conditional admission for academically qualified students
  • Orientation, registration and advising
  • Certificate of completion

Application Procedures

ESLI at West Texas A&M University has a dedicated and appointed staff member that will help you through the application process for your admission to the ESLI program.  Please contact the ESLI representative Kathy Jewel at kathy@esli-intl.com.



Jessica Emerson, Director of ESLI
Jemerson@wtamu.edu ; Phone - 806-651-2980