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.

Learning Options

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, ABE, and college programs.

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Intensive English Learning Programs


Intensive Learn English 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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English Language Competency
Foundations | Development | Academic

Online Intensive English Program

Study English and earn U.S. college credit from anywhere in the world! Learn English with students from all over the world through engaging, interactive online classes. Participate in interactive and engaging classes, practice your conversation skills and experience the United States through virtual field trips and discussions. Online Intensive English classes will help you develop English language fluency and earn a U.S. college credential. Start your college career online today, transition to in-person learning in the future!. The next program begins January 19, 2021.

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Here's What Students Have Said

Omar, Morocco



I'm really enjoying my time as an Intensive English student. I'm in love with the atmosphere. Thanks, FVTC!

Ganyla, Senegal



I have the chance to have amazing teachers who are very supportive and very patient with me.

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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

Earn your GED/HSED
Explore Degree Programs


Basic English Learning
Email: Basic English
Intensive English Learning
Email: Intensive English