About WESLI

Founded in 1981, WESLI has been teaching English for over 35 years, earning an excellent reputation with universities, educational agencies, and students from all over the world.  We offer a number of programs to help students achieve their personal, professional and academic goals, including Intensive English, Teacher Training, Corporate English, Private Tutoring, Workplace English and English Online.  We are located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin – across the street from the state capitol building.  Madison is a medium-sized city, located in the heart of the mid-west, and ranked #1 for US city livability in September 2014.  Madison is a very safe, friendly and inexpensive city to live in and has a number of universities in town, including the internationally top-ranked University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

We have 7 levels of English instruction, offering classes for every ability, from beginning to advanced, in the areas of General English & American Culture, Business English, Academic Preparation and Test Preparation.  We have agreements with over 40 universities and colleges that accept our students without a TOEFL score.  In addition, we offer private tutoring and customized programs.  Through WESLI Workplace, we offer tailored English programs to suit the needs of your company. WESLI English Online allows students anywhere in the world to improve their English on their own time.  We offer six, 8-week sessions per year, but students are welcome to study for any length of time.  In addition to our Language Programs, we also have a 5-week Teacher Training (TEFL Certification) Program with a 30-hour Practicum. 

At WESLI, we pride ourselves on our individualized teaching, small class sizes and diverse student population, welcoming students from all over the world.  Many of our teachers and staff have been at WESLI for more than 15 years.  In addition, most of our administrative staff members also teach or have taught in the past – we find that this ensures students are always working with people that have a passion for helping students and the experience needed to help.  Our teachers and staff strive to create a family-like atmosphere both in and outside of the classroom.

The perfect location, unique environment, excellent program, and moderate cost make WESLI one of the best places in the United States to learn English.  

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