stratford language institute

Why Stratford ESL?

Graduates meet the language proficiency requirement for Stratford's degree programs without further language testing.

The Stratford Language Institute delivers an English as a Second Language (ESL) program that gives you the language skills to succeed in one of Stratford University's many degree programs.

An Innovative Curriculum

The program uses an integrated methodology that accelerates the learning process. Our methods mimic the way the first language is learned, focusing initially on listening, then reading, and finally on writing. However, each course involves all language skills with more emphasis on one. Many materials used in the classroom are drawn from outside sources, making the lessons engaging and relevant, and our textbooks use the latest audiovisual and interactive technology.

Experienced Teacher

Stratford employs experienced ESL teachers who have at least a Master's degree in ESL Education, or the equivalent course work.

Frequent Assessment

Frequent language evaluation allows you to progress to the next module at your own pace. All evaluation instruments have been validated to be accurate assessments of your English skills with a high correlation to the TOEFL test scores.

Entry into Degree Programs

Graduates of this program meet the language proficiency requirement for Stratford's degree programs without further language testing. You can get credit for up to two undergraduate English courses when you complete this program.