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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 two 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 Language Learning (ELL) - Basic Skills classes are for Wisconsin residents only. If you have never taken English classes or are at a basic English level, this is the place to start. These non-credit classes will help you improve your English language skills, including career advancement and life skills vocabulary, and will help you prepare for the GED/HSED. The pace is slower and you'll progress on a weekly schedule. Classes are free for Wisconsin residents.

Wisconsin Resident Admission

Online Intensive English Immersion

Get started NOW with online English classes this summer. Learn English online in engaging online courses. Strengthen your academic and professional English skills in live interactive classes when it fits your schedule or watch recorded lessons at your convenience. Participate in virtual conversation circles with classmates and experience the United States cultures through virtual field trips. 

Online Summer Intensive English sessions will help you: 

  • Develop English language fluency
  • Start your college career at Fox Valley Technical College
  • Earn an English Certificate
  • Enhance your resume

Virtual English Immersion - Part 1
June 3-July 3, 2020

Virtual English Immersion - Part 2
July 6-August 3, 2020

Choose to take Part 1, Part 2 or both.

Estimated Tuition & Textbook Cost per Session: $440

Apply Now: Online Summer Intensive English Program

Contact FVTC at Learn English or call 920-735-2443 to get started.


If you are interested in pursuing a college program or professional advancement, these Intensive English certificate programs will help you get there quickly. These credit courses allow you to pick your hours, choose your course of study and qualify for student VISA applicant status. Additional international course fees may apply. Contact us for a current cost estimate.

Online Intensive English Program Courses

FVTC’s online intensive English courses allow students in the United States and around the world the chance to study English online. Each online course focuses on specific skill areas: Listening & Speaking, Reading & Vocabulary, and Writing & Grammar. The courses are interactive and engaging to support students in strengthening their English language development. 

Intensive English Foundation

Intensive English Development

Intensive Academic English

Ready to learn more?
Contact FVTC at Learn English or call 920-735-2443 to get started.

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Earn Your GED/HSED  

Explore Our Programs

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?

Applying for admission is the first step. If you are an international student, you can find additional information here:

International Student Admission