english second language

Stratford Language Institute

A fast-paced ESL program that is taught naturally with real-life scenarios, role plays, writing and presentations, and more!

The Stratford Language Institute has created an English language program that can

  • successfully transition you to an academic program at Stratford
  • help you achieve English proficiency for personal development
  • build valuable skills for professional success

Graduates of our program gain the fluency and competency to interact and pursue their goals in an English-speaking environment.

Our institute uses the most modern research-based grammar series from Cambridge University Press, Grammar and Beyond, and pairs it with realistic scenarios using the communicative approach to ensure that both the technical and social learning needs of students are addressed. We follow the internationally recognized Common European Framework for learning, teaching, and assessing. In addition to a core curriculum that takes students from literacy to advanced, we offer classes in writing, research, and soft skills that prepare you to make a successful transition into the university classroom.

Our ESL program is closely coordinated with Stratford's academic programs. If you satisfy all of Stratford University's entrance requirements except for language proficiency, you will be provisionally accepted into a degree program at Stratford. When you graduate from the ESL program, your acceptance will be finalized and you will be able to start your classes immediately without further testing. 

In addition to linguistic training, Stratford can help you adjust to life in the United States. The program and the university offer various cultural activities that allow you to practice your language skills while learning about life in the United States and about other cultures.

We will support you during your entire academic career at Stratford University. We are measured by your success.