Learn English

The primary goal of Fox Valley Technical College is student success. To be successful and safe in occupational programs, students must meet the minimum requirements for English language proficiency (high intermediate at minimum, with advanced level preferred). Students who do not meet these requirements are encouraged to work on their English language proficiency.

There are ongoing options designed to meet the needs of adults whose native language is not English. Courses focus on reading, writing, speaking and career skills.

English Learning Options

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English Language Learning (ELL)

Provides English for adults whose native language is not English. Instruction from beginners to advanced is offered online and face-to-face at various locations. These classes focus on reading, writing, speaking, presentation, and career skills through English language immersion. Workplace communication is also included.

Classes are little to no cost for Wisconsin residents and prepare learners for the GED/HSED, Adult Education (AE), and college programs.

Start Here to Learn English

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Intensive English Learning Program (IEP)

Interested in pursuing a college degree program or professional advancement? Intensive English classes and certificates will help you develop the English Language skills to accomplish your goals. This program is eligible for application for F-1 International Student Visa status.

IEP is a great choice for anyone that speaks English as a foreign language to prepare for academic and professional pursuits.

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Why Fox Valley Tech?

Why Choose FVTC?
  • Friendly, personalized attention

  • On-campus advisor

  • Small class size

  • Safe and welcoming community

  • Field trips included

  • International/Multicultural organizations on campus

Benefits of Learning English With Us
  • Beginner, intermediate, advanced English levels

  • 16-week sessions

  • September and January start dates

  • Academic classroom environment

  • TOEFL test not required to enter FVTC programs

  • TOEFL Preparation classes available

  • Earn English Language Competency Certificates

  • Continue on to courses that lead to a high school credential

How do I get started?

To get started, find out more information about the type of English learning you are interested in starting.

Additional Resources

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Adult English Language Learning
Email: Adult English Language Learning

Para español, llame al 920-735-5690
Intensive English Learning Program
Email: Intensive English