Winona State University

The English Language Center (ELC) provides English language training to international students who wish to satisfy the English Language requirement for admission to Winona State University or Bemidji State University.

An Invitation to Succeed!  Be conditionally admitted to Winona State University. Study English with US!

Conditional Admission to Winona State

The English Language Center (ELC) provides English language training to international students who wish to satisfy the English Language requirement for admission to Winona State University.

Find the Right Program for You

Intensive English Language program—full-time ESL courses at the English Language Center with 20 face-to-face class hours each week and tutoring hours and cultural activities.

Bridge Program—part time ESL courses at the English language center + credit-bearing courses toward undergraduate degrees for students at higher levels.

Customized program—short-term summer programs in teacher training or English language and cultural experiences. This can be three or four weeks for a group of at least 10 students. Contact us for more information.

Students We Serve

  • International students seeking conditional admission to Winona State University
  • Prospective undergraduate students with no TOEFL score or with a score that is below the admission requirement for colleges and universities in the United States
  • Students who wish to develop their English language abilities for professional purposes

Dedicated to Your Success

Our mission is to help you  succeed!  A team of qualified and dedicated instructors and staff will help you rapidly improve your English language skills and achieve your language learning goals.  All our instructors are native speakers of English with Master's degrees in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

Why Choose the English Language Center

  • Conditional admission to Winona State University
  • Individualized attention
  • Highly competent and friendly faculty and staff
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Excellent degree programs at WSU
  • In-state tuition once admitted to Winona State University
  • A beautiful and safe campus
  • On-campus housing
  • Access to all facilities of WSU while attending the English Langauge Center

Cultural Enrichment

The ELC offers students the opportunity to expand their learning opportunities through a variety of academic and cultural activities that may include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending an NBA, MLB, or NHL game
  • Conversing with language partners
  • Going to an amusement park
  • Hiking and skiing the bluffs of beautiful southeast Minnesota
  • Ice skating or canoeing on Lake Winona or the Mississippi river
  • Spending the weekend in major cities such as Madison, WI or Minneapolis, MN
  • Shopping at the Mall of America
  • Visiting local schools, museums, and cultural sites

Application Deadlines

  • May 1st for summer semester
  • July 1st for fall semester
  • Nov. 1st for spring semester

We are fully accredited by North America Higher leaning Commission (HLC).


$1,000—$5,000 Semester

Fast facts

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Top Programs

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Business Administration, Computer Science

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Type of School

University/Intensive English Program

  • School Size

  • Student Body Gender

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

    City, Small/College town
  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, HLC
  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

Winona MN
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175 W Mark Street, Minné 107 Winona, MN

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