The Office of ESL Services provides non-credit ESL classes for students who speak English as a second language. The Intensive English program is a six level, non-credit program for students who wish to attend an American university. ESL Services operates a non-credit Intensive English Program for U.S. residents, and international students who want to study English in a rigorous academic setting. In addition, the office also provides UTSA and the San Antonio community with accurate information regarding the needs of ESL learners.
You will be placed in one of the 6 levels of English study offered based on the results of your placement test: Foundation, Beginner, High Beginner, Intermediate, High Intermediate, and Advanced.
Class size is approximately 15 students. We hold our classes on both the Main Campus and Downtown Campus in the morning and afternoon. Experienced instructors who hold M.A. degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language will be your teacher and support you throughout your ESL classes.
We will keep track of your progress and provide you with an evaluation at mid-term and at the end of the semester. These evaluations are based on class participation, homework, quizzes, tests, reports, and effort. Attendance to your classes is mandatory, according to The University of Texas at San Antonio and the Department of Homeland Security regulations.