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English as a Second Language

• Work on Reading, Writing and Oral skills
•  Six different levels of structured ESL classes
•  Use the ESL Learning Center for extra practice
•  Access to software like Rosetta Stone, Focus on Grammar and Typing; participate in a Conversation group


Who can take ESL Classes at Madison College?

•  ESL classes at Madison College are offered to adults who are permanent residents of Wisconsin, refugees or US citizens. We do not provide classes to individuals who hold a temporary, non-immigrant U.S. visa, including but not limited to B, F, J or H.

• You must be 18 or older to take ESL Classes at Madison College


Getting Started

New Students
If you have never taken an ESL class at Madison College, you must attend an Orientation (PDF, 150k).  

Returning Students
Have you ever taken an ESL class at Madison College?  If so, you do not need to attend Orientation.  You will probably need to take the ESL test.  

Please contact our office!   We will look up your Student Account and tell you how to take the test and help you register for classes!


    608-258-2440, option 8

    Madison College Downtown
    211 N. Carroll Street, Room D209,


When are classes offered?

Summer Session - SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. 
June 9 – July 31, 2014

Fall Semester
September 2 – December 19, 2014
Registration for returning students:  Begins July 28
Registration for new students:  Begins August 11


Spring Semester
January 20 – May 8, 2015
Registration for returning students:  December 2014
Registration for new students:  December 2014

Do I need to register?
•  Yes!  Students must register to take a class!
•  New students will register at Orientation
•  Returning students (students who have taken a class before) may register if they have an updated ESL Test. Contact our office to see if you can register!