Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University Continuing Education and Professional Development

ESL Levels 1-3

Beginner
ESL Level 1
Intensive English Program
About: Admission Criteria:
  • Suited for students with excellent academic records and little or no English skills
  • 22-25 hours of English instruction per week

    Note: Students in Level 1 are not admitted or conditionally admitted to a Saint Louis University degree program. It may take 2 years to complete the Beginner Level. See ESL Courses page for more information. 
  • Complete academic records
  • Proof of financial status

    Note: iBT and IELTS scores not required 
 
 
Intermediate
ESL Level 2
Intensive English for Academic Purposes
About: Admission Criteria:
  • Suited for students who have low intermediate and intermediate English skills
  • Students in this program are eligible for conditional admission to Saint Louis University
  • Some classes may be credit-bearing
  • 22-25 hours of English instruction per week
  • iBT score: 55-64
  • IELTS score: 5.5
  • Complete academic records
  • Proof of financial status
 
 

Advanced
ESL Level 3
English for Academic Purposes

About: Admission Criteria:
  • Suited for students with advanced English skills
  • Students in this program are eligible for conditional admission to Saint Louis University
  • Credit-bearing classes
  • 22-25 hours of English instruction per week
  • iBT score: 65-79
  • IELTS score: 6
  • Complete academic records
  • Proof of financial status