The ESL Academy accepts applications from in-state, out-of-state, domestic, and F-1 international students. The school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Speak to an international advisor today about specific questions you may have about attaining an F-1 visa from abroad, changing visa status to F-1, or transferring from other USA schools to the ESL Academy. CSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, creed, religion, color, sexual orientation, political ideas, age, or mental or physical disability in admission, in access to programs, or in employment policies.
More Information for Prospective International Students About the ESL Academy
To start your application to the ESL Academy or to request more information about international student programs, fill out the form to the right and an international student advisor will contact you soon.
ESL Academy campuses are located in Illinois State in Chicago, Skokie, Lombard, Elgin, and Gurnee as well as in Massachusetts State in Boston and Worcester. Check the campus listings to view each location’s program offerings.
To find out more about the types of programs the ESL Academy offers, click on the links below.
Programs in Intensive English are designed for students at all levels of language learning. Classes are divided into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced groups. Throughout the year, students will study courses on vocabulary and conversation, writing and grammar, and reading strategies.
For advanced-level ESL students, the ESL Academy offers programs in Academic English. These programs are designed to prepare students for attending an American college or university. Academic English programs allow students to choose a focus in writing, literature, or communication for their subject of study.
Programs in Business English allow students with an advanced proficiency in English to learn specialized professional communication skills. Students can choose to enroll in the Customer Service Specialist program or the Hospitality Industry Professional program. Within their program, students will apply their new communication skills in a business setting, gaining both professional and technical skills.