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English as a Second Language Institute (ESL)

The ESL Institute was established at St. Norbert College in 1993 to provide English language learners an opportunity to learn English in a safe and welcoming environment. St. Norbert College’s intensive ESL program has been designed to provide students with authentic and in-depth experience of academic English language as well as with immersion in U.S. culture. Students enroll in special courses and integrate fully in campus life at St. Norbert College. 

Program Details

Intensive English language courses are offered at different levels of language proficiency. You can also choose from a variety of content courses with full English language support.

Activities and Special Opportunities
While studying in our program, enjoy class excursions, on-campus events, volunteer opportunities (service-learning) and externships.

Check the program start dates.

Learn about current program costs.

Read the ESL student newsletters to learn what it is like to be a student in the St. Norbert College’s ESL program.

Read and listen to what students have to say about our ESL program.

Frequently Asked Questions
Look through the answers to these frequently asked questions in order to be better prepared for your studies in our ESL program and for your stay on St. Norbert College’s campus.

Make an Appointment
While staff are now back on campus, we encourage visitors to make an appointment before coming to the Center. To make an appointment or get information about the English as a Second Language program, please email Jana Dettlaff, director of English as a Second Language program, at

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