ESL Students Study At All Levels

Each year the program welcomes students from around the world who enroll at all levels of study.  Some are already accepted to graduate or undergraduate degree programs. Others come to study only English as non-degree, "ESL Only" students.

The program enrolls students who:

  • are accepted to an academic degree program at Duquesne University, but whose English still requires some improvement,
  • are planning to enroll in or are conditionally accepted to other universities after completing the ESL Program at Duquesne University, or
  • are interested in studying only ESL as non-degree students on either a short- or long-term basis

Meet Some ESL Students

Pasquale Apicella"One of the most positive aspects of the program for me was the diversity of students, countries and mix of cultures.  I felt very comfortable in the Duquesne ESL Program.  Its familial atmosphere and friendly environment helped me to adjust easily.  I liked the practice with listening, speaking and discussion."

Pasquale Apicella
Study Abroad Graduate Student

Jose Catalini"The positive attitudes and relationships with my teachers made a big difference for my adjustment.  I enjoyed the practice with reading, comprehension and writing about what I read.  I liked working on fluency in communication."

Jose Catalini
ESL Student

Khang Nguyen"I liked the program because it was not boring; we had a lot of different activities.  I felt the classes were right for me - not too difficult or too easy.  I could directly apply my language skills in projects."

Khang Nguyen
Accepted to a Bachelor's Degree Program in Business

Eyad Khushayfati"The American tutors are important for students and they are really helpful.  The teachers eased my adjustment with helpful advice."

Eyad Khushayfati
ESL Student
Saudi Arabia

"I like the ESL program. It is really interesting and helpful for international students. Also, the ESL Program not only can help international students to improve their English, but also can give you more chances to make new friends."

Jiamin Guo
Undergraduate Student in the School of Business

"I felt I learned and improved a lot from ESL. The classes and teachers are all interesting. It is a good place to improve yourself and get ready for your future classes."

Yuchen Ling
Undergraduate Student in the School of Business

"The ESL Program has taught me a lot of things. I really enjoyed learning about a new culture, people and opening my mind to new things. This program not just taught me the language, but also that I have a family here."

Laura Lewensztain
ESL Student

"Currently, I am studying at the ESL program at Duquesne University. I have had a great experience so far. The instructors are helpful and professional. I have learned and improved a lot at the ESL program. Moreover, the ESL program at Duquesne University provides ESL tutoring. The tutors are very helpful. The ESL program also provides various programs for ESL students to encourage them to meet new people and interact with native speakers such as conversation hour and book club. Duquesne University has five floors library for students. It includes floors for quite area studying and floors for group studying. Also Duquesne University provides a free access to the gym for students to restore energy. I feel grateful that I am studying at the ESL program at Duquesne University."

Rahaf Almusallam
ESL Student seeking Undergraduate admission
Saudi Arabia