Choose the English Language Academy Program for You

Intensive English Program

For anyone looking to improve their English.

Join students from more than 20 countries who enroll in the UWM Intensive English Program (IEP) each semester! Choose the IEP to improve your English before beginning full time academic study at UWM or another U.S. college or university, to improve your English for professional advancement, and to achieve your personal goal of gaining greater proficiency in English.

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English for Academic Purposes

For international students admitted to UWM.

Are you an international student who has been admitted to UWM for academic study? Depending on your admission type, you may be required to enroll in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. These courses are also open to students who have been fully admitted in an academic program at UWM but wish to continue improving their English language skills. These courses count for credit towards your UWM degree. Find out if EAP is where you need to be!

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About Us

The English Language Academy resides in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee community.

UWM has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 24,000, and offers more than 200 degree programs. The campus is located on the urban East Side of Milwaukee, close to fun restaurants, shops and parks. It overlooks the neighboring Lake Michigan and is only 1.5 hours away from Chicago. Milwaukee has the world’s largest music festival and many lakefront ethnic festivals. Students can visit museums, theaters, zoo and explore many city attractions.

UWM ELA students have many options to get involved on campus, such as recreational sports, free entrance to University Sporting events, interest clubs and campus events. UWM strives to be a place where all feel welcome and supported, invigorated and educated.

Here in the English Language Academy, we have two separate programs to fit the needs of any student, whether you are looking to improve your English skills or if you are currently a student admitted to UWM looking to fulfill your English language requirement.

Study in the United States

Need to apply to UW-Milwaukee?

International Admissions is your portal to join the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) community and earn a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.

News & Announcements

Speaking out against hate

On May 6, a UW – Milwaukee student held up a sign bearing a red swastika – symbol of Nazi Germany – for several hours near a group of students celebrating Israeli Independence Day on the UWM campus.  The UWM English Language… Read More

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Final weeks of our ELA conversation groups

Hey International Students! We only have three more weeks of our ELA conversation groups for the Spring 2019 semester: April 22nd, April 29th, and May 6th. Our undergraduate conversation group “Talk!” is on Mondays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Our graduate… Read More

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November 1st: 2nd Annual International Baby Shower

CIE, together with the UWM Children’s Learning Center and the Life Impact Program, are hosting the second International Baby Shower on November 1st, 2018. Here are the details: WHO: International students/scholars who are expecting a baby or have child(ren) under… Read More

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