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English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language Program serves students from all over the world, providing coursework for comprehensive language development. A wide range of content and materials, presented through interesting methodology, make the experience of ESL effective and practical. Proficiency levels from intermediate to advanced are welcome. Participants are undergraduate, graduate, and professional level. Small classes (8 to 15 people) enable students to advance rapidly. View our ESLP Student Handbook to learn more about our program »

How to Apply

To apply online, click on the link below. Once in the application, please remember to indicate "English as a Second Language (ESL)" under "Student Type."

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Our academic-focused ESL program prepares individuals for success in postsecondary undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States. During morning coursework, students study reading, writing, listening, and speaking using academic materials. During afternoon coursework, students select from a range of elective classes including TOEFL Preparation, ESL All Skills, English for Specific Purposes, and Pronunciation Skills.

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Program Dates

Spring 2021:
January 27 - May 13

Summer 2021:

  • Summer I: May 25-June 29
  • Summer II: July 6-August 6

Fall 2021:
August 30 - December 15

Contact Us:

Office Location: 429 Jubilee Hall (JH)
Telephone: 973.275.2539
Email: esl@shu.edu / bryan.meadows@shu.edu


  • Cost: $550 for each 42-hour course (37 contact hours)

Course Schedule

  • To view course schedules for all semesters, click here »
  • Use ESLP as the subject code to begin your search.