English as a Second Language Program

General

Program Description

SAU-ESL is a program at Southern Arkansas University that prepares students with a low level of English for full participation in the university degree programs.

Why SAU-ESL?

  • Very affordable
  • Easy transition to undergraduate and graduate programs without TOEFL or IELTS
  • Conditional admission to undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Located on the beautiful campus of Southern Arkansas University (SAU)
  • All ESL students are full-time SAU students with full access to all university facilities and services (gym, swimming pool, cafeteria, health services, library, student clubs)
  • 18 hours of instruction per week across 5 different levels
  • Students of all levels and ages are welcome to apply
  • Professional and friendly instructors with a command of one or more foreign languages

Curriculum

Academic Calendar

Spring 2018 (in progress)
  • January 5, 2018 - placement test and ESL student orientation
  • January 8-9, 2018 - class registration
  • January 10, 2018 - classes begin
  • March 2, 2018 - midterm tests & grades
  • March 19, 2018 – March 25, 2018 - Spring break
  • May 3, 2018 - end-of-semester progress test, exit test
  • May 4, 2018 - semester ends
Summer 2018 (application deadline is May 13, 2018)
  • May 29, 2018 - placement test, ESL student orientation, class registration
  • May 30, 2018 - classes begin
  • June 27, 2018 - end-of-level progress test, exit test
  • June 28, 2018 - summer session ends
Fall 2018 (application deadline is August 12, 2018)
  • August 20, 2018 - placement test and ESL student orientation
  • August 20-21, 2018 - class registration
  • August 22, 2018 - classes begin
  • October 12, 2018 - midterm tests & grades
  • November 21, 2018 – November 25, 2018 - Thanksgiving break
  • December 6, 2018 - end-of-semester progress test, exit test
  • December 7, 2018 - semester ends

Costs and Funding

  • Fall/Spring semester: $2,925*
  • Summer intensive course: $1,755*

*Additional information:

  • Payments can be made in monthly installments. If you choose to pay in installments, you must do it through your SAU online account only.
  • Accommodation, food, health insurance, student fees, and books are not included.
  • ESL students are eligible for affordable accommodation on campus or may find their own accommodation off campus.
  • Full-time ESL students are allowed to work on campus and apply for a Social Security Number (SSN).
  • ESL students are allowed to apply for scholarships upon completion of the ESL program.
Last updated Aug 2018

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