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English as a Second Language

Open the door to success with English at La Roche University.

La Roche offers a comprehensive academic English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-native students seeking to prepare for undergraduate or graduate school.

Successful completion of our ESL program affords students immediate acceptance into La Roche academic studies and does not require additional standardized testing such as TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo.

We are now accepting registration for ESL courses. Classes for our fall semester begin August 21, 2023.

All ESL and Pathway classes will meet in person.

Semester Calendar 

Fall: August-December
Spring: January-May
Summer: May-July 

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A La Roche education can give you... 

English Proficiency
Group of ESL students
Succeed inside and outside of the classroom.
Personalized Attention
A La Roche University student and professor work closely in the classroom
Reach your academic, life and career goals.
Ideal Location
Two La Roche University stand in front of the Allegheny River with the Pittsburgh skyline in the background
Experience the culture of Pittsburgh, one of America’s Most Livable Cities.
Small Class Sizes
ESL students at desk in classroom
Get to know your classmates and work one-on-one with professors.
La Roche University student sitting in the Zappala Campus Center Square
La Roche's tuition cost is well below the national average.
A group of students in the English as a Second Language program at La Roche University pose for a photo in the classroom
Our international students represent nearly 20 percent of the student body.

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