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Central Washington University
Office of International Studies and Programs
Hebeler Hall 102
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7408

ESL: Program Information

UESL offers a program focusing on English language and academic skills for students who are already at an intermediate level* or above and who are ready to take their English to a higher level.

* In order to successfully participate in UESL courses, students should have at least an intermediate level of English. We recommend a minimum TOEIC of 500, TOEFL iBT 52, Duolingo 80, or equivalent

The UESL program includes 20 class hours per week. Classes focus on development of language and academic skills, along with promotion of cultural awareness. In addition to the many opportunities for using English offered by immersion in an English-speaking environment, students will develop their communication skills through interactions with CWU student classroom volunteers and during a weekly Conversation Corner activity with American and other international students.

The UESL curriculum follows a two-quarter progression (Spring and Summer/Fall and Winter Quarters).
Students who expect to stay for two quarters are advised to begin in either Spring or Fall Quarters.

Note: All students attending CWU are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19

Projected UESL Quarterly Curriculum for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023/ Spring and Summer 2023

Fall Quarter, 2022/Spring Quarter, 2023

  • ESL80C – Oral Communication
  • ESL80R – Reading Skills and Vocabulary
  • ESL80W – Writing Skills
  • Students will also take an elective course (one or both of the following will be offered, depending on total enrollment):
    • ESL80G - Grammar
    • ESL90A – Academic Skills

Winter Quarter, 2023/Summer Quarter, 2023

  • ESL90C – Advanced Oral Communication
  • ESL90R – Advanced Reading Skills
  • ESL90W – Advanced Writing Skills
  • Students will also take an elective course (one or more of the following will be offered, depending on total enrollment):
    • ESL90A – Academic Skills
    • ESL90T – Test Preparation (advanced language study for TOEIC/TOEFL)

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