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University of Minnesota Duluth

University of Minnesota Duluth

(ESLI) English as a Second Language International
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School Info

Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 40-60students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • (218)726-8000
  • Fax
  • Address
  • 1049 University Drive Duluth, MN 55812


  • Urban
  • On-Campus Dorm/residence
  • Off-campus Residence
  • Private language institute (at University)
  • Conditional Admission (0)

Why This School?

  • - UMD is a strong liberal arts foundation known for its programs that encourage critical thinking, responsibilities, and communication abilities.
    - UMD has 86 majors and 6 pre-professional programs along with internships, honors programs, research, and community service opportunities to expand the students' opportunities.
    - UMD’s campus consists of more than 50 buildings on 244 acres overlooking Lake Superior.
    - UMD is also a home of the Tweed Museum of Art, the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, Weber Music Hall, and the Marshall Performing Arts Center, and various scholastic facilities all fully accessible for ESLI students.

About the  (ESLI) English as a Second Language International

  • English as a Second Language International (ESLi),an official institution, endorses UMD as a supreme location for language education. ESLi is well-known for its strong affiliations with the offered university programs;and students who participate in the program will not only be able to immerse themselves in university cultures, but will also have an opportunity to be accepted to internationally acclaimed undergraduate/graduate programs with a possibility of receiving a scholarship. Few of the most unique aspects of the ESLI program at UMD are the teachers who genuinely care and are willing to guide the students to be passionate about their own education. The university has been apart of the “Public Ivy League”, which is known to be as competitive as the Ivy League schools. UMD’s pharmaceutical department is very well-known in the United States, and was ranked as the third in the United States (News Report). At UMD, students will be able to take part in diverse sports and extracurricular activities along with exceptional community (20-30% Korean Students, mixed with students from Asia, Europe, and Middle East) and city life, and take part in academically accredited English language program.

About the  University of Minnesota Duluth

  • ESLI at UMD not only offers opportunities forstudents to experience academic excellence and diverse activities. It will alsoallow students to be a part of authentic Southwest culture, understand philosophies,and immerse themselves in friendly and family-like environment. University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association, and is very wellknown for Pharmacy school, Liberal Arts, Business and Economics, and Fine Artsschool. There are also renowned research programs such as EGMS (ElectronicGrants Management System) and UM sponsored Administration.

Course Information

  • Focus of Study :
    Students of ESLi program can not only excel academically, but can also experience diverse social activities. ESLi is mainly focused with students who intend to apply to colleges, but program also offers acceptance into renowned graduate programs.

    Benefit, Goal of this course :
    Students have a choice of programs called Academic English& University Entrance or English only studies. The former program is more academically focused and intense, but students can achieve their individual pursuits through these different programs.

    Curriculum :
    Curriculum includes languagestudies that include Listening, Reading, Speaking/Pronunciation,Composition,Vocabulary, and Grammar studies.InListening classes, students will Use a variety of sources to practice listeningskills that can be applied both inside and outside of the classroom. For Speaking/Pronunciation,students can gain confidence when they speak in a variety of situations.Students will be comfortable with casual conversations, formal dialogue, classpresentations, and so on. With Reading classes, students will have in-classreading exercises and a personalized reading program. Students will not onlyread for pleasure but also for university studies. Exposure to a wide varietyof texts will provide the students with opportunities to find and select theirown materials as well as develop some personal preferences. In Composition, students will start writing some basicparagraphs through guided practices. Then students will learn to research,organize, and compose research papers. In addition to these core skills, students will also learn word-processing skills to prepare for university writingassignments. With Vocabularycourse, students will develop a vocabulary base appropriate for everydayconversations and classroom situations. They will also learn methods forlong-term building and retaining functional vocabulary. For grammarclasses, students are encouraged to learn grammar through use, not just viatext. Grammar instruction is provided within the context of listening,speaking, reading, and writing.

    Classroom Hour :
    25hours per week (Fall&Spring terms)/30hours per week (Summer term)
    9:30-12:00 Listening, Speaking andPronounciations
    1:00-3:00 Reading, Grammar andWriting
    3:00-4:00 Language Computer Lab
     After 6:00 Activities depending on the school.

Course Information

Class size 10-15 Students Schedule 15, 30 Weeks
Course Level 4 levels VISA Info I-20 발행
Minimum age 18 Accommodation On-Campus Dorm/residence, Off-campus Residence


  • No TOEFL or IELTS required. Students do not needto take GMAT or GRE exams at the time of application for thegraduate programs. Instead, ESLi Affiliated universities allow students to takethe exams at the end of the Pre-University level of the ESLi Program.

Course Schedule

2020-05-28 ~ 2020-08-13
Apply by ( 2020-04-28 )
2020-08-27 ~ 2020-12-17
Apply by ( 2020-07-27 )



School's Admin fee (USD)$ 150
Course Schedule Fees
2020-05-28 ~ 2020-08-13(USD)$ 5,764
2020-08-27 ~ 2020-12-17(USD)$ 5,764


Housing Placement fee (USD)$ 100
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
15weeks (one semester) (USD)$ 2,217

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup (USD)$ 65
Other Charges (USD)$ 1,240    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.



  • A variety of housing options are available for ESLI students. First option is the traditional residence halls with either single, double, or triples rooms (room and board). Along with the dorm life, students can choose several meal plan options that are served in the Residence Hall Dining Center (RHDC). Second option is the apartment style housing. These village apartments (Oakland, Stadium, Goldfine) are available for 1,300 students. Four students are in each apartment, and students can choose between cooking their own meals or buying meal tickets. Both residence halls and apartments have professional staff and advisers who can aid students who are having troubles.

Surrounding Area

  • Duluth is the fourth largest city in Minnesota, and the second largest city on Lake Superior. UMD is located on the north shore of Lake Superior, close to both the city and scenic lake. The population of exceeds 86,000, and students can enjoy city life including restaurants, shopping, and activities. Duluth has four distinct seasons that could vary dramatically. Summers tend to be warm and humid but nice; however, the winters in Minnesota are long and cold average temperature around 7 degrees Celsius.


  • University of Minnesota, Duluth campus is composed of 5 different schools—twin cities, Duluth, Morris, Crookstone, and Rochester. Due to the enormous size, the facilities of UMID are exceptionally noteworthy. UMID has over 50 buildings on its main campus (244 acres). Other facilities include the Research and Field Studies Center Clensheen Historic Estate, Lower Campus, Lakes Observatory, and more. UMD is also a home for various museums and arts centers including Tweed Museum of Art, Marshall Performing Arts Center, and so on. ESLI students will have a full access to these unchallenged quality facilities

Top Native Language by Center

  • 20-30% Korean Students, mixed with students from Asia, Europe, and Middle East


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Q: 你好,目前有計畫去想明尼蘇達州就讀大學,請問關於明尼蘇達州德盧斯大學的條件式入學問題,請問能否詳細介紹條件式入學呢?? 如果可以的話我是想直接念完語言學校後然後入學。 A: 感謝您的來信詢問,關於條件式入學請參考以下內容。 ESLI 是一個讓學生有機會參加大學學位的課程。不需要 TOEFL 或 IELTS 的入學要求。完成學業後,合格的學生將被大學錄取。學生不需要參加 GMAT 或 GRE 考試,取而代之的是以 ESLI 課程的大學水平預科/預備考試來評估。


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