Intensive English Language Institute

  • Community ESL Program

    At Worcester State University’s Intensive English Language Institute, we want to help immigrants in the Worcester area enhance their English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. That’s why our Community ESL Program offers classes that address a range of skills or focus on specific skills.

    Whether you arrived in the Worcester area recently or have lived in the United States for a few years, you can take classes to advance at work, prepare for college entry, or to better understand people around you.

    You will find classes throughout the year—fall, spring, or summer—that are convenient and affordable. Each class:

    • Meets twice per week
    • Requires a commitment of 4 to 5 hours per week
    • Is taught in the day or evening
    • Is 12 weeks long

    When you register for the Community ESL Program, you will be required to take a placement test to determine the class level that is best for you.

    • Low- to intermediate-level students (levels 1-4) have the option of 4 levels of integrated skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar).
    • Higher level students (levels 4-6) can choose specialty classes to target particular areas of weakness.

    All of our classes help fulfill the requirements of au pair visas.