English as a Second Language

Other Resources

For Students of SMU

Student writing

  • A special collection of ESL Self-Study Materials intended for individual student use is located at the Fondren Library Information Commons.
  • ESL students of SMU are matched up through the Conversation Buddy Program with a native English speaking SMU student to practice their listening and speaking skills in an informal, one-on-one setting outside the classroom. This program is made available at the beginning of each fall, spring and summer semester.
  • Ask the "ESL Grammar Doctor" a language question by filling out the online form.
  • Explore the list of Useful Websites for ESL students.
  • Contact SMU’s International Center for information on various services and resources available to SMU international students (see International Student Handbook).

For Educators

SMU's Simmons School of Education offers three forms of Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education: ESL Specialization, Bilingual Specialization, and Master of Bilingual Education programs. Please send an e-mail to teacher@smu.edu for more information on these programs.


Visit TOEFL for more information about the Test of English as a Foreign Language, and IELTS for more information about the International English Language Testing System. SMU does not offer TOEFL/IELTS testing or test preparation at this time.