Founded in 1981, WESLI has been teaching English for over 35 years in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. During this time, WESLI has earned an excellent reputation with universities, educational agencies, companies, and students from all over the world. With around 120 students at any given time, WESLI is committed to preparing students to be collaborative leaders in their chosen academic and professional environments. WESLI accomplishes this mission through exceptional ESL Instruction and Student Services; guided by the following principles as applied to all areas of the organization, staff and students alike: cultural competency, critical thinking, and collaboration.
WESLI’s Academic Preparation program prepares students to not only gain acceptance to universities and partners around the US, but also to succeed during the course of university study. In addition to academic language, the curriculum focuses on the study skills and critical thinking, necessary to succeed in a US university environment.
In partnership with over 30 universities and colleges, WESLI offers a pathway for students to enter university without needing to take a TOEFL or IELTS exam, through it’s TOEFL Waiver Program.
Throughout its history, WESLI has prepared more than 15,000 students from 50+ countries to succeed in competitive academic and corporate environments. WESLI has achieved this by offering 7 levels of English instruction, from beginning to advanced levels of English, in the areas of General English & American Culture, Business English, Academic Preparation and Test Preparation.