Learn English better and more easily in a friendly and supportive environment. Southwestern features small class sizes, individual help from professors who really care about their students, and lots of interaction with hundreds of English speakers on campus.  You can practice your skills on field trips, participate in team sports and music groups, and join in social events with the rest of the student body.  Students form lifelong friendships and enjoy continued support from faculty as they transition to careers and higher education. Since 1960, Southwestern has helped hundreds of students from all over the world to become successful English speakers, and you can be one of them!


I didn't expect it to be fun!

I came to Texas from Korea to study English in the ESL program at Southwestern Adventist University. It has been an amazing opportunity; people are so friendly and welcoming! I met friends from all over the world, such as Brazil, Mexico, Angola, Cuba, and many more countries. I have learned about different cultures, and it was eye opening for me. I never expected learning English would be fun, but Southwestern professors and staff made me feel like I was at home. I've never regretted studying in the ESL program, and I thank God that He gave me the opportunity to stay in this school. SWAU is a peaceful, spiritual, and loving place to study English.

-Hanna Kim, ESL Graduate, Sophomore Elementary Education major

Esl, English as a Second language, international, travel

Faculty Profiles

Monica Kowarsch Gonzalez, MA

English as a Second Language
Assistant Professor and Department Chair
(817) 202-6441

Jayne Doneskey, MA

Assistant Professor
(817) 202-6325

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