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English Programs

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program prepares non-native English speakers for success in undergraduate programs at Mount Ida College. We offer ESL courses that are tailored for fully admitted students who are academically admissible but who achieve a low English proficiency exam score.

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In our ESL program, you will be a fully admitted, full-time Mount Ida student attending regular college level classes, as well as taking 1 or 2 extra English classes for your first year in order to strengthen your language skills. These small classes with roughly 10 students are taught by Mount Ida College professors, and will range from 6-9 credits a year. ESL students have access to all college resources and benefits. They benefit from being part of a global educational community in the United States.

Conditional admission

If you have scored lower than a 45 on the TOEFL/4.0 on IELTS, or have not taken any English proficiency test, we recommend you start off with any of the below listed intensive English courses before enrolling full time in a degree seeking program at Mount Ida College. We have partnership with each of these English Language Centers. Once you complete their English program, the English proficiency test requirement for your application will be waived.

English SchoolContactFull AdmissionESL Admission
On Campus at Wheelock CollegeKimberly Sizelove ksizelove@oncampus.global 617-879-133412 credits12 credits
Stafford House/Boston AcademyMatt Owen info@boston academyofenglish.com (617) 426-5979 Level 6 Level 6
New England School of EnglishMasashi Shinoda masashi.admissions@nese.edu (617) 864-7170 Level 10Level 9
ELS Language Center at Mount IdaMark Schaerf mschaerf@els.edu (617) 244-4448 Level 112Level 110
Boston School of Modern LanguagesBarbara Goodwin barbara@studyenglish.com (617) 325-2760 Level 11-12Level 10