WESLI (Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute) is a private, innovative boutique school that has been teaching English since 1981 and training teachers since 1999. It is located in downtown Madison, a mid-size “college town” known for being safe, beautiful, friendly, and inexpensive, and rated #1 as the best place to live in the US in 2015.
Sharing this exciting city with the internationally top-ranked University of Wisconsin-Madison gives WESLI students access to college sports, music, entertainment, and the chance to engage in classes there through WESLI’s university bridge courses.
In its family-like environment, WESLI offers a life-changing, cross-cultural educational experience.
Catering to individuals with a myriad of objectives, WESLI creates customized plans to help students meet their English-learning goals from a variety of programs such as General English, Business English, Academic Preparation, and private tutoring. WESLI teachers are predominately native speakers with years of expertise.
A growing number of advanced international students enroll in the WESLI Teacher Training Program to earn a TEFL certification.
WESLI is well-respected by a number of universities, and students reap the benefits. “Because we’ve been teaching English excellently for over 35 years, more than 40 universities accept our recommended students without a TOEFL test score,” confirmed Co-director Dan Perreth.
Students are welcome to live with a homestay family or in the school’s unique apartment-style Learning Community Dormitory, where a live-in WESLI teacher incorporates practice into everyday life. All students can take part in diverse activities, including volunteering.
Since Latin Americans represent a very small percentage of WESLI’s population, they appreciate true language immersion and mastery.
All in all, a perfect location, exceptional education, and moderate cost make WESLI one of the smartest choices for English study in the US.