For Seton Hall students in the intensive English program, the summer semester break is a time to reconnect with family and friends back home and to take to exploring the United States.
English as a Second Language
Welcome to the ESL@Seton Hall program. We are an Intensive English Program (IEP) with a strong academic focus. We serve individuals who wish to develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities to participate fully in postsecondary settings (e.g., university/college) in the United States. Our program is designed for intermediate and advanced users of English. We are very fortunate to host students from all over the world including Brazil, Colombia, Taiwan, Albania, Turkey, Venezuela, Ivory Coast, China, Burkina Faso, France, Vietnam, Jordan, Morocco, among additional places. In design and in administration, our program recognizes and strives to meet the 11 CEA standards for English Language Programs and Institutions.
Why choose our program?
Here are some of the many reasons to choose our program:
- High quality instruction focused on academic success
- Private university, smaller classes, and individualized attention
- Catholic identity and university-wide mission of servant leadership
- Unique program themes: (a) multilingual identity; (b) English as a global language; and (c) life-long English development
- Located in the New York City metropolitan area
- Access to all campus services including a student health insurance plan (requires annual fee)
How do I join the ESL program?
The first step is to complete an online application using the link below. Open an account by providing some basic information about yourself. After you open your account, select "Non-Matriculated or English as a Second Language Application." Please note there is a non-refundable application fee. Apply Online »
What are the classes like?
Our academic-focused ESL program prepares individuals for success in postsecondary undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States. During morning coursework, students study reading, writing, listening, and speaking using the PRISM textbook series. During afternoon coursework, students select from a range of elective classes including TOEFL Preparation, Multimedia Exploration of English, English for Specific Purposes, Business Communication, Vocabulary and Grammar Explorations, and Pronunciation Skills.
ESL Virtual Study: Connect With Us From Anywhere
Every semester, we offer a virtual ESL class. Students attend the synchronous class sessions weekly from many different global locations. Learn more about this convenient option for advancing your English from the comfort of your own home.
Before joining the ESLP program, Isabela was completing her undergraduate degree in Fortaleza, her home city in Brazil. She says she chose Seton Hall University for two main reasons.
This summer, the ESL@SetonHall intensive English program will host a virtual institute for international students. The institute will connect Seton Hall with a global network of Catholic universities.
In Summer 2021, I am pleased to start the MPA program, specializing in non-profit organization management. To strengthen my language abilities in English, I joined English as a Second Language classes at Seton Hall University.