Monday, December 9, 2013

Finals Week at MESLS

Finals week can be a stressful time for students. However, Lauren's FREE speaking class series has students reassured and ready to tackle their exams!  Best of luck to all MESLS students. Study hard!

Thursday, November 28, 2013


MESLS will be closed Thursday (November 28th) and Friday (November 29th) for  Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Discover MESLS!

MESLS is opening up its Free Speaking Class to the public!

Have you always wanted to try MESLS? If you live near Madison and would like to attend some free classes, contact for more information!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hunger Games 2

Friday, November 22nd, Free Speaking Class was replaced by a trip to Madison's Sundance theater for a showing of Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving Cooking Class

Wednesday, November 20th, a small group of MESLS students went to Whole Foods for a Thanksgiving cooking class of epic proportions. We learned to make all of the signature Thanksgiving dishes.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ticket Winners!

Tuesday, November 19th, Give and Nafa won our green ticket drawing! Congratulations.
When teachers see students engaging in English conversation outside of class, they give them a green ticket.
Two times each session, we draw two green tickets and the winners win... Target gift cards!

Edgewood College is coming to visit!

Thursday, November 21st, Edgewood College is coming to visit MESLS studentsto talk about their
school and degree programs.

MESLS has conditional acceptance with many colleges and universities. Learn which schools collaborate
with MESLS here!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Badger Football Game!

Saturday, November 16th, MESLS students braved the drizzly weather to see an astonishing Badger victory!
Madison's Badgers won 51 to 3 vs. Indiana. Read more here.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Free Football Class

Wednesday, November 13th, MESLS teacher, Lauren, and International Student Advisor, Kelley, led a class
on American Football. They explained the rules, key vocabulary words, and Madison traditions.

A small group of students are going to the Badger Football game on Saturday, November 16th.
We cannot wait to hear what they think of Madison traditions!

On Wisconsin
Jump Around

Monday, November 11, 2013


Monday, November 11th, MESLS students and staff discovered the National Theatre Live's production of 
Frankenstein. What a sensational performance and culturally rich experience!  

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Saturday, November 9th, a small group of culture-seeking MESLS students went to Sundance Theatre to experience Shakespeare's Macbeth. For more information on this performance, click here!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Wednesday, November 6th, MESLS introduced Speaking Class. Since then, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Lauren, one of MESLS' teachers, offers a class designed to get MESLS students of all English abilities together
speaking English.

MESLS' core curriciulum is made up for three components:

Speaking & Listening
Reading & Writing
Speaking & Grammar

Speaking Class is an additional opportunity for students to increase their accuracy, confidence and fluency in spoken

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween at MESLS!

Thursday, October 31st, ghouls and goblins invaded MESLS!  After lunch, we held a costume contest and pumpkin
carving activity. Students enjoyed roasted pumpkin seeds and of course, a bit of American Halloween candy.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Welcome Party (October/December Session)

Monday, October 28th, during MESLS' Welcome Party, Bo Young was awarded a $100 check for receiving all As last session!  Congratulations and keep up the great work!
Ahmed and Noha were our green ticket winners, both receiving Target gift cards for always speaking English
at MESLS!  Way to set a good example.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A new session begins

Thursday, October 24th was the first day of a brand new session. With placement testing and orientation behind
them, the new MESLS students had a blast going downtown and discovering State Street.

Friday, October 18, 2013

End of the Session

Friday, October 18th came quickly!  Students delighted in sharing specialties from their home countries at lunch time.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Haunted Forest

Friday, October 11th, MESLS students went to the Schuster's Playtime Farm to experience
Wisconsin autumn at its best. We made our way through the infamous corn maze and were positively
frightened by the ghouls in the Haunted Forest before relaxing by the campfire with
marshmallows and apple cider