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Online ESL Program

About the Program

The SHU English Language Institute now offers a fully online English language program of study. Our online program is a complete four-level English language course available to students either in the United States or internationally. This program allows students to learn ESL entirely online.

Next Step: Take the Placement Test

What the Online Program Offers

  • The program is fully online – including placement testing, registration, payment, all coursework, and full access to an instructor.*
  • The program offers individualized learning plans based on placement testing.
  • The program is available to students nationally and internationally.
  • Students can work from home or anywhere they can access the internet.
  • Students can complete their course work any time of the day.
  • Students gain full acceptance to the English Language Institute at Sacred Heart University.**
  • Upon completion of all necessary courses, students will receive an SHU Certificate of Completion and gain eligibility to apply for conditional acceptance to SHU’s undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the TOEFL or similar exam.

Preview the Online ESL Program

Explore Online ESL

*The online program is currently not accessible using a page reader.

 **The online program does not qualify for F1 Visas