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The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at SMU is designed to assist non-native English speaking students to succeed at the University level.

ESL Staff We offer courses to SMU students from all areas of the University to help you achieve academic success. These courses focus on grammar, writing, listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills, as well as explore American culture, customs, attitudes, and idiomatic use of English. 


Not an SMU student?  We can still help.

NEW! We now offer part-time IEP enrollment for B-2 and F-2 visa holders!

We also offer programs specifically designed for non-SMU students. These programs include the Intensive English Program (IEP), a multi-level year-long program to prepare ESL students and professionals for academic success at the university level, and the Summer Term IEP, a shorter six-week version of the Intensive English Program (IEP). Please click on the links above for further details and application information.

We look forward to helping you gain the maximum benefit from your experience at SMU!

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John E. Wheeler
Director of the SMU ESL Program

Enrollment in all ESL courses and programs is restricted, so please submit the appropriate Application Form to qualify for acceptance.