• Visit our COVID-19 website for information about UWM’s response to the pandemic.

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

Cancelling some ELA Events

With the Fall 2020 semester underway, unfortunately, our student activities coordination team has decided to sadly cancel some English Language Academy events due to lack of interest. Below are the events that we will be canceling: ELA virtual conversation groups… Read More

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Fall 2020 Office Hours

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the English Language Academy main office hours will be greatly reduced to ensure that we slow the spread. The main office hours will be as follows: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10:00am – 2:00pm Wednesday: 10:00am –… Read More

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English Language Academy Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As of March 11th, UWM as a university campus has announced that changes will be made to daily operations and classes due to the current circumstances surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and the official declaration by the World Health Organization… Read More

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