SAU-ESL brochure [pdf] - Southern Arkansas University

Welcome to SAU-ESL!
Contact for further information:
I am happy that you are interested in attending
Southern Arkansas University’s English as a
Second Language program. SAU-ESL is part
of Southern Arkansas University located on a
beautiful campus in the picturesque town of
Magnolia, Arkansas.
Petr Kandidatov, M.Ed.
Interim Director of English
as a Second Language
Southern Arkansas University
P.O. Box 9236
Magnolia, AR 71754
As an SAU-ESL student, you will have access
to all University facilities and services,
including health services, the library, internet
access, computer labs, exercise facilities—
such as the gym and the pool—and student
Phone: (870) 235-5368
Fax: (870) 235-5369
E-mail: [email protected]
The SAU-ESL program will prepare you
for full participation in the University
degree programs by speeding up your
English language learning and fluency
and by developing your strategies for
successful academic discourse and cultural
competence. When you have completed the
SAU-ESL program, you will be ready for one
of the many majors and degree programs
available at Southern Arkansas University.
When you arrive in Arkansas, we will meet
you at the airport and help you to get settled
on campus. On the first day of the session,
we will assess your English level and place
you in the most appropriate classes. Our
professional instructors will help you progress
through the levels at a very fast pace.
Finally, you will appreciate that our tuition
and fees cost much less than many other
universities. Come join us at SAU-ESL!
Petr Kandidatov, M.Ed.
Interim Director
Conditional Admission
Are you interested in studying in the United
States, but your English skills are too low?
As long as you meet the other academic
admission requirements, we can still give
you conditional admission for undergraduate
study or graduate study. With conditional
admission to SAU, you will study English
intensively in the SAU-ESL program.
When you meet SAU’s English proficiency
requirement, you will be able to start your
degree program at the beginning of the next
How to Apply
1. Decide which session to begin your
study at SAU-ESL.
2. Complete your online application (www. and provide a $50
application fee.
3. When your application is approved, we
will contact you for the following:
• provide official transcripts from all
previous secondary schools, colleges,
and universities attended.
• a copy of your passport (name page
• an Affidavit of Support with supporting
documents from the bank showing
a minimum available balance of
4. After we receive these items, we will
process your I-20 (the document
international students need to apply
for a U.S. student visa) and acceptance
letter and mail it to your address within
one week. We can also issue an official
letter of conditional admission to an
undergraduate/graduate program upon
your request.
• 5 Levels of Study
(Beginner to Upper-Intermediate)
Students take the SAU-ESL
Placement Exam and are placed
in the appropriate level.
• 24 Hours of Instruction Per Week
Each week includes 18 hours of classes
and 6 hours of laboratory.
• Professional Experienced Teachers
SAU-ESL instructors have years of teaching
experience. Most have advanced degrees,
have lived and taught outside of the United
States, and are fluent in
another language.
• You can apply for the fall/spring
semester or summer session
• Application for admission available at
or e-mail [email protected]
• SAU-ESL is accredited by Saudi
Arabian Cultural Mission to the U.S.
(SACM) and is a member of the
EducationUSA network
• Southern Arkansas University is
accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission of the North Central
Association of Colleges
and Schools.
Dates for SAU-ESL
Spring 2015
January 12 – May 8
Summer 2015
May 26 – July 17 (7 weeks)
Fall 2015
August 24 – December 11
Estimated Costs for One Semester
Tuition/Fees................................................ $5,553
Room and Board........................................ $2,751
Books and Insurance.................................... $772
Total............................................................ $9,076