Welcome to SAU-ESL

A message from our students
Our Instructors

What is SAU-ESL?

SAU-ESL is a program at Southern Arkansas University that prepares students with a low level of English for full participation in the university degree programs.

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


  • Small classes (5-6 students per instructor)
  • Very affordable
  • Easy transition to undergraduate and graduate programs with no TOEFL or IELTS
  • Conditional admission to undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Located on the beautiful campus of Southern Arkansas University (SAU)
  • All ESL students are full-time SAU students with full access to all university facilities and services (gym, swimming pool, cafeteria, health services, library, student clubs)
  • 24 hours of instruction per week across 5 different levels
  • Students of all levels and ages are welcome to apply
  • Professional and friendly instructors with a command of one or more foreign languages