You must be a Madison College student to take ESL classes with us
What you will need
- Be at least 18 years old
- Live in Wisconsin
- Attend Open Testing for ESL classes
We do not offer ESL classes to tourists visiting for temporary travel, au pairs or individuals with temporary visas. This includes individuals with visas sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WESLI, or other institutions of higher education.
If you are interested in obtaining or maintaining a F1 student visa, please visit our Center for International Education.
Returning and New Students
Start here if you live in Dane County
- Step 1: Create a New Student Account
- Step 2: Take an ESL Test. Please allow 2.5 hours for the test.
To take the test remotely, schedule an appointment by clicking on the link below. You will be asked to provide your name, email, phone number, and student ID#.
To take the test on-campus, attend one of our open testing sessions on Mondays and Thursdays at the Goodman South Campus, Rm 127. Plan to arrive between 9-11 am or 2-6 pm to allow enough time for testing.
Start here if you live outside of Dane County
Take ESL classes at our Fort Atkinson and our Reedsburg campuses.
Classes are scheduled from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm two nights per week. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced level courses. Students in the intermediate and advanced level will take ESL courses, along with a course designed to improve their professional communication skills and leadership skills in order to improve employment opportunities.
Step 1: Create a student account