English Language Institute
The English Language Institute provides you with multiple opportunities to experience life in the United States through cultural immersion and English instruction. We help you achieve your language goals and fully prepare for your academic courses.


Join our wonderful community

Our English classes are taught on the Concordia campus next to the beautiful Lake Michigan. Each session is seven weeks long and includes regular classes and assessments. Classes are always held during the school year with some classes or camps held in the summer.


Start DateEnd Date
Fall IAugust 28October 13
Fall IIOctober 23December 8
Spring IJanuary 29March 16
Spring IIMarch 26May 11
Summer I (6 week session)May 21June 29
Summer II (6 week session)July 2August 10
Our program offers multiple benefits:

A variety of learning methods...

  • Small class sizes with close to 10:1 student to teacher ratios
  • 21 or more hours per week of English instruction
  • Experienced teachers with specialized training in teaching English as a second language
  • English conversation partners (regularly meet with native-English speaking students here at Concordia)
  • Interactive online materials that help develop language abilities outside the classroom
  • A focus on the practical use of English for academic purposes
  • Various start dates throughout the year

In a fun, safe, professional environment

  • Active learning opportunities in class and outside of class
  • Assistance in understanding and adapting to a new culture
  • Opportunities to connect with students from all different cultural backgrounds.
  • Regular off-campus outings to places around Milwaukee and Chicago.
  • An alternative to the TOEFL or IELTS for showing English proficiency for admission to CUW
  • Preparation for transition to full-time academic study at CUW
  • Full-access to CUW’s wonderful facilities in a beautiful, friendly, and safe setting along the shores of Lake Michigan

Meet the staff

Dan Wagner is the director of the English Language Institute. He graduated from Valparaiso University with a Master’s in TESOL. Also, he spent a considerable amount of time in China and is competent in speaking and reading Mandarin Chinese.

If you have questions, please contact him. His office is in Katharine room 115.
Phone: 262-243-4460
Fax: 262-243-4585

Dan Wagner
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