Welcome to SAU-ESL


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What is SAU-ESL?

SAU-ESL, a program of Southern Arkansas University, prepares students for full participation in the University degree programs by speeding up their English language learning and fluency and by developing their strategies for successful academic discourse and cultural competence.

I am an international student, but I don’t need ESL


  • You can become a full-time student of Southern Arkansas University right now, even if you don’t know any English, or have never taken the TOEFL/IELTS.
  • You will become an undergraduate/graduate student immediately after completing SAU-ESL, and you will not need to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or any other English proficiency exams.
  •  SAU-ESL is very affordable. Compare our tuition and fees to other American universities
  • Our students enjoy smaller class sizes – 5 or less students per class.
  • You will receive 24 hours of instruction per week in 5 different classesdesigned across 5 different levels.
  • Our students have full access to all university facilities and services: gym, swimming pool, health services, library, computer labs, cafeteria, student clubs, and more.
  • Our instructors are professional, friendly and enthusiastic.
  • SAU-ESL is a perfect learning experience in a familiar, safe and clean environment, surrounded with beautiful nature.


A Message from Our Students