Our Mission and Vision


To offer the highest quality ESL instruction that supports current and potential university students, visiting scholars, and international student and scholar dependents at the University of Texas (UT); to provide EFL teacher training programs to the UT community and beyond; and to extend the reach and impact of the University of Texas at Austin to the world through our programs.


To change the world through exemplary English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher training.

We strive to fulfill our mission by…

  • Offering a variety of program options to meet individual needs
  • Hiring exceptionally qualified ESL educators and providing them the technology, funding, and professional development opportunities necessary to offer our programs
  • Providing pre-arrival, new-student, and current-student orientation materials, immigration advising, and workshops to help students navigate our program, prepare for university culture, and adjust to life in the U.S.
  • Organizing a variety of social activities to help participants improve their language skills, create an ESL community, and learn about US culture