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Madonna University’s ESL program offers intensive English for Academic Purposes classes ranging from low-intermediate to advanced levels in four skill areas: listening/speaking, reading, writing and grammar. In addition, students attend American Culture and Language Immersion for four hours per week.

Madonna University’s ESL classes are unique in that up to 19 semester hours (advanced level classes) count toward a bachelor's degree. Moreover, if students take the Madonna University English Placement Test, minimum TOEFL or other test scores are not required as in many other institutions. Students can be issued an I-20 to study Intensive English even if they do not apply to, or plan to enroll in, a degree program. Local non-matriculated ESL students who wish to improve their English language skills may enroll for Continuing Education credit.
The English as a Second Language program at Madonna University is deeply committed to providing comprehensive instruction in all aspects of academic English for non-native speakers. It is our belief that the international students at Madonna University are not simply students, but individuals with considerable value to both the academic and non-academic communities. With this vision, we seek to cultivate in our students the skills necessary to bring their unique perspectives and abilities to all facets of society.

For testing and advising information, please contact Hadeel Betti, ESL Coordinator, at
734-432-5397 or

For information on how to apply for an F-1 visa, please contact Yu-Jo Grace Philson, International Student Advisor, at 734-432-5420 or

Thank you for your interest in Madonna University’s ESL Program,
Andrew Domzalski, Ph.D.
Program Director

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