Southeastern welcomes students back for the start of classes this week while we continue to keep all faculty, staff and students who are not yet able to make it to campus in our thoughts as the region works to recover from devastating flooding.
We attempted to reach ALL our students in recent days, but we realize communication has been difficult, if not impossible for some. If you are just now able to see this message, please contact so we can have a better understanding of your status and work with you so you can attain your educational goals.


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Program Overview

This program is designed for all levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) for students seeking to improve their language skills. The program emphasizes speaking, listening, pronunciation, writing, and reading. The learning outcome is for students to be more effective when communicating on the job, in the university, and in the community. After taking an initial placement test, an individualized instructional plan is prepared based on each student's purpose to study English and an assessment of their language proficiency. Students then receive a personalized schedule for class meetings and language lab usage, as well as guidance on individual practice efforts.

Classes are divided into three levels: beginner/lower intermediate, intermediate, and advanced. Classroom instructional time requires two three-hour sessions each week (a total of six contact hours). The typical schedule consists of each level meeting two days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). Students meet either three hours in the morning or three hours in the afternoon, depending on the level each student is assigned.

Formal instruction includes group conversation, grammar study, US cultural lessons, composition practice, and interactive English practice with computerized learning platforms.

Five sessions are presented each year: Fall: Session 1 and Session 2; Spring: Session 1 and Session 2; and the Summer Session. New students may register to begin their studies prior to any of the five sessions. This flexibility allows students to enter the program at times that best fit their needs. 

Students on an F1 Visa are required to document a minimum of twenty (20) combined hours while on campus of class time, language lab, and individual practice of written and oral English.

New and returning students must complete registration and payment at least one week prior to the start of the session.

There are no discounts available for this program. Spring & Summer 2017 dates are forthcoming. Watch this website for details.

Course cost:



Campus ID $18.00, language lab $21, parking $20, book approx. $30; health insurance may be required for F1 and J1 status students.

Estimated cost per session


All immigration requirements where applicable must be met prior to registration. 

Please contact:

Ms. Amber Brown, Director

International Services Office
North Campus Main Building, Room 113
Southeastern Louisiana University 
Hammond, LA 70402 

Phone:       (985) 549-2360
Fax:            (985) 549-5882
Toll Free:   1-800-222-7358

Registration is only by phone or in person. 


Fall 2016 Sessions


Days & Time



Meeting Dates




9am - 4:15pm

Danielle Perez
de Corcho


Aug. 17 - Oct. 11, 2016 Sept. 5

Aug. 11, 2016


9am - 4:15pm

Danielle Perez
de Corcho


Oct. 12 - Dec. 6, 2016

Oct. 13

Nov. 23 - 25

Oct. 6, 2016