May 13 - June 7, 2013

Instruction in this four-week program is geared specifically to vocabulary expansion and pronunciation skills.  However, the Institute is appropriate for all who wish to improve their English language skills or prepare for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

  • Meet new friends from other countries
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Broaden your vocabulary
  • Learn about American culture

Enrollment Deadline:

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2013 (or until full)


  • Monday, May 13, Pre-Session Orientation 
  • Tuesday, May 14 – Friday, June 7
  • Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 3:30pm
  • Friday, 9:00am - 11:30am
  • Lunch break 11:30am -12:30pm

Note, classes will not meet on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

Learning Activities:

  • Vocabulary Expansion
    • Learn new words
    • Play vocabulary games
    • Practice vocabulary usage
  • Pronunciation Exercises
    • Reduce accents
    • Improve intonation
    • Practice forming difficult sounds
    • Play with tongue twisters

Projected Costs:

  • $1050 Program Fee Includes:
    • Tuition and fees
    • Books
    • Access to Southeast’s on-campus facilities (library privileges, recreation services, student aquatic center, etc.)
    • Local activities for the four-week program
  • $532.80 Program Room & Board (optional):
    • On-campus residence in Towers Hall East (rate is based on double occupancy 
    • On-campus meals (10 meals/week)
    • Please contact our office for details (

Those interested in participating in the program may download and complete the ESL Summer Intersession Application.

For questions or further information, contact:

Intensive English Programs

Office of International Education & Services

Internation Center Room 102

Southeast Missouri State University

One University Plaza – MS2000

TEL: 573-986-6894 / FAX: 573-986-6866


Email: (please place“ESL Institute” in the subject line)