Reasons to choose our program:
CWU offers Conditional Undergraduate Admission. If you meet all of CWU's undergraduate admission requirements, except the TOEFL score, you may be conditionally admitted. In order to be fully admitted to CWU as an undergraduate, you must enroll in the UESL Program and either:
After you apply for a specific quarter, the CWU Associations Office will give you a year in which to complete the language requirement. As soon as the language requirement is completed, you will be admitted to CWU.
If you want to apply for Conditional Admission, please ask for CWU admissions materials from the UESL Program at:
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7562
or contact the UESL Program by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
"I do have a lot of wonderful memories of CWU, where my American life all started. The quality of the ESL program was (I am very sure it is now also) very high and I consider myself very fortunate to learn English in such a nice environment, with excellent teachers and classmates. If anybody asked me where to learn English, I would definitely recommend CWU." - Nobuko, Japan
Our program has five levels. Most students enter our program at Level 2 or higher. Level 5 is our highest level. You will ave opportunities to develop your reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar skills in each course and at each level. Teachers often take students on field trips or create out-of-the class opportunities and assignments.
There are four kinds of classes. For levels 1-4, we have an Oral Communication class that teaches litening and speaking skills, a Block class which focuses on reading, writing and grammar skills, and an Elective class. The elective classes that students can choose from may include computer classes, TOEFL preparation, TOEIC preparation, English or history through movies, film-making, vocabulary / idioms, speaking workshop, travel, business, and different kinds of grammar classes.
For Level Five, we offer the visitation class in place of oral communication. In this class you attend an undergraduate CWU class as a visitor and you meet once a week with one of the UESL Program's teachers to discuss what you are learning. This helps you prepare for entering an undergraduate program at an American university.
Examples of Class Schedules students take:
Follow this link to see samples of student work from different classes in UESL Program.
You will take a test after you arrive at CWU. This test helps us decide what level in our program is best for you. If necessary, you can be placed in different levels for your Oral Communication class and your Block class.
You may receive a refund of the $200 housing deposit only if you cancel before your first quarter begins.
Room & meal plan charges are based on the average cost of available campus housing in a double-occupancy dormitory with a full meal plan. Charges cover the period from the first day of the quarter to the last day of final examinations only. Bedding: You must buy blankets, pillows, sheets, etc. for your bed; we will take you shopping or you may bring your own.
† This is not insurance
The UESL Program encourages students to have broad health insurance coverage.
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