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Governors State University (GSU)

Intensive ESL Program [University Park, Illinois]


  • The ESL Program has student mentors for the ESL students. The mentors assist in the classroom as well as outside of the class to help ESL students navigate the university and life in the US.
  • GSU has a course called campus seminar that gives ESL students opportunities to learn from faculty in other disciplines and prepares students for courses in their discipline.
  • The school provides a TOEFL prep elective course and free TOEFL test once a semester. The GSU ESL offers plenty of activities on and off campus such as conversation circles, volunteering, trips to museums and other educational sites, and trips to local neighborhoods and downtown Chicago. Multimodal Literacy course provides academic and professional computer literacy and digital writing skills writing resume and creating e-Portfolio.

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1969
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA
      Enrollment : 20
      Average Class Size : 12
      Airport Pickup : Available
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to Governors State University’s Intensive ESL Program. Here we care about our student’s academic and personal life. We will assist you from the moment you step off the airplane. We want you to succeed in your academic goals and feel comfortable in this new setting. We provide connections with faculty in other disciplines to allow for a complete academic experience for the ESL student. We hope you will join us in the Chicago southland.

      Akiko Ota, Ed.D
      English as a Second Language Program Director
      School of Extended Learning
      Governors State University
    • Governors State University
      Intensive ESL Program

      1 University Parkway
      University Park, Illinois  60484  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (708) 235-6922
      FAX: +1 (708) 534-8458
      E-mail: esl@govst.edu
      Website: http://www.govst.edu/esl/
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive ESL Program

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 4 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 12, 15 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Admission
      HOUSING: On-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2022
      15 WEEKS:
      8/30 - 12/12

      15 WEEKS:
      1/17 - 5/8

    • Costs
      TUITION FEE (2021 - 2023)
      12-15 WEEKS US$ 5,500
      12-15 WEEKS N/A US$ 2779-4674 Per Session N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States University Park, Illinois
    • Location
      Governors State University
      Intensive ESL Program

      1 University Parkway University Park, Illinois  60484  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Chicago O’Hare International Airport:
      The school arranges free airport pick-up service that brings students directly to the school in approximately 90 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 5.0
      School Environment: 5.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 5.0
      Activities and Social Life: 5.0
      Accommodation: 5.0


    • There are 1 reviews for this school

    • Abanoub Hanna
      [ Qena, Egypt, Age 27, Male ]
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