Important Information

  • Anyone can register and sign up for ESL classes. You do not need to be an enrolled student at UVU.
  • The program offers an Introductory course as well as 4 levels of English. Each level has two courses: Reading, Writing, and Grammar & Listening and Speaking.
  • Courses are comprised of 17 sessions and meet twice a week from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Reading, Writing, and Grammar courses are offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Listening & Speaking courses are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
  • The program offers 4 terms that last two months each (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall)
  • Students who complete each level will receive a certificate of completion. University credit is not awarded for these courses.


Our program consists of 4 levels. Each level has 2 courses:

Written English (Reading, Writing, Grammar) and Oral (Listening/Speaking).

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A basic level course for students with no previous English experience. The class focuses on communication through vocabulary development, simple daily conversation, writing simple sentences, and learning basic grammatical structures.*

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1 Basic

This course is designed for people who have little prior knowledge of English. With this course the student will learn the basic of the language, allowing for simple conversations and basic writing.

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2 Beginner

This course is designed for those who have had brief contact with English, or studied it in a very basic capacity. Students at this level understand simple everyday phrases and descriptions but are unfamiliar with constructing grammatically complete sentences and phrases.

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3 Intermediate

This course is designed for those who understand everyday language with ease. Although they make some grammatical errors and expression, they are able to communicate and be understood without much difficulty.

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4 High - Intermediate

This course is designed for those who have achieved a level of fluency in conversational English and are now seeking to strengthen their ability to engage in professional level English conversations.

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5 TOEFL Preparation Course

This course is designed to aid non-native English speakers in acquiring the necessary skills to successfully complete the TOEFL test in preparation to begin university studies. This course covers four academic skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing.



New students are required to take a no-cost language evaluation in order to ensure proper class placement. Unless the student would like to register in the basic course.


The price per course is $250. If you enroll in both classes, Reading/Writing/Grammar in addition to Listening and Speaking, you will receive a $50 discount.

The class price does not include a textbook. Upon enrollment in your class, you will receive information as to which books are required.


To better provide services across the region, ESL courses are offered at both our Orem & Lehi campuses.

Orem Campus
800 West University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058

Lehi Campus
2912 Executive Pkwy, Lehi, UT 84043


Each Course is offered twice a week:

Monday & Wednesday
6-8 pm

Tuesday & Thursday
6-8 pm

Questions / More Info

For more information and to schedule a placement test: 


Phone: 801.863.7333
Email:[email protected]

815 W 1250 S, Orem, UT 84058

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