Madeleine Monaghan, MBA, MA
Director, Sacred Heart English Language Institute
Academic Building, HC 117
Intensive English Language (21 hours per week)
This program is a full time program of 21 hours a week – 7 individual classes covering listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation and public speaking. This program will prepare students for academic and professional success with English Acquisition. This program is offered at the Fairfield campus.
Part-Time English Language Program – Continuing Education (2 hour classes)
As a part time student, you may register to attend individual classes during the day or the evening at the Fairfield Campus. Taking classes part time allows students the flexibility to advance their English language skills while continuing with their professional careers.
We offer a variety of night time courses in TOEFL Prep, Business Writing and more.
Explore. See. Learn - ESL for Summer - Summer courses are designed for specific purposes. The English Language Institute can design summer programs for short term visits for 1, 2 or 3 week sessions.
Sacred Heart offers a new online ESL program. This program allows students to learn ESL entirely online.
Medical Interpretation Class
This course establishes the foundation for all community interpreters and provides specialized training in health care interpretation.
About the English Language Institute
The English Language Institute offers high quality English Language instruction to non-native speakers of English. The Institute is an integral part of Sacred Heart University, where our students can participate in campus activities and events as well as meeting other students.
The ESL instructors for all programs have earned their Masters Degree and have many years of quality experience in the field of Adult ESL instruction for academic purposes.
These programs are designed for students who are 17 and older. All new students are required to take a placement test. We offer four 8-week semesters and a short intense summer session of 5 weeks. (See our academic calendar). International students can apply for their student visa when enrolled in the intensive or semi-intensive programs.
Strict attendance policy is enforced. Students are expected to submit homework assignments, attend language lab and participate fully in class. Classes are small in size (10 to 15 students) in order to ensure a successful educative experience for all students. Individual tutoring and conversation partners are available to all full time students.
Students will receive a conditional acceptance to our undergraduate and graduate programs while attending the English Language Institute.