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Online ESL

Are you planning to enroll in one of VIU’s degree programs, but don’t feel as though you are well-equipped with academic English? Or are you currently in an degree program and would like to be better at giving presentations or writing research papers? Even if you just want to take an English class to expand your vocabulary and increase fluency, VIU’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Online Program offers classes that fit your needs.

English is the dominant language in the fields of communication, science, business, and entertainment. Therefore, being proficient in English opens many doors in the international job market.

VIU’s ESL online courses are highly interactive and designed to help students be academically successful. The Online ESL Program offers a seven-week format taught by faculty who are expert English language instructors and experienced in teaching a diverse population of students. While taking ESL online courses, students will develop skills necessary to become confident writers, fluent speakers, effective listeners, and strong readers.

With VIU ESL Online, study academic English from anywhere anytime!

CEA LogoThe Virginia International University 7-Week English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of ESL online courses, students will have developed:

  • Listening skills and confidence to be able to give presentations using correct grammar, clear pronunciation and strong organizational skills;
  • Strategies for note-taking, time-management, test-taking, and group work;
  • Skills for skimming and scanning various texts for information;
  • Revision and editing skills for written assignments; and
  • Research and citation skills using the American Psychological Association (APA) format.

ESL Online Courses

Course Name
ESL 0806 Academic Writing & Research
ESL 0800 Public Speaking
ESL 0810 Grammar Workshop