Western's English as a Second Language 
(WESL) Institute


Established in 1977, the WESL Institute provides English language training to international students on the campus of Western Illinois University.

Courses are offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters at three levels: Foundation (Basic), Intermediate and University Preparation (advanced). WESL also serves individuals who want to improve their English skills for professional or personal development. WESL instructors hold Masters degrees and have completed specialized training in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

Our Mission

The mission of the WESL Institute is to provide an intensive English program that prepares international students academically, socially, and culturally for success at a U.S. university.

How to Apply

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Contact Us

Phone: (309) 298-2485
Email: wesl@wiu.edu

WESL Institute
Memorial Hall 346
Western Illinois University 
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

WESL Information

Commission on English Language Accreditation.

WESL is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

  American Association of Intensive English Programs.  

WESL is a member of English USA: the   American Association of Intensive English Programs   (AAIEP).

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