October 04, 2016
UTSA's drive to reach Tier One status can only be achieved through a commitment to international education, and the promotion of global understanding and goodwill. The Office of ESL Services offers language support services critical to expanding research and academic excellence on an international scale.
ESL Services offers current and future international students and scholars high-quality English language training programs to assist them in attaining better proficiency in English, broadening their cultural awareness, ensuring their success at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Services offered include:
Intensive English Program (IEP)
IEP offers international students a small, friendly place to improve their English language skills. The program is targeted toward individuals interested in pursuing degrees at UTSA or other institutions, and those who are interested in improving their English proficiency for professional reasons.
International Teaching Assistants (ITA)
The ITA program is designed to assure that international teaching assistants and assistant instructors can meet the linguistic demands required of them. As part of the ITA program, ESL Services supervises initial oral screening, conducts an ITA workshop, and provides courses for those who conditionally pass or fail the assessment.
Special Programs & Camps
The Office of ESL Services also offers special programs for those who wish to immerse themselves in a specific English program. The Medical English Program teaches professionals within the medical field how to improve their English within their area of focus. Summer International Intensive English Camps offer international students the opportunity to sharpen their academic, written, and spoken language skills within a U.S. university environment.