CrossFit Sanctify in Madison is a partner for WESLI's new English plus CrossFit programme
WESLI launches new courses for 2018

USA-based Wisconsin ESL Institute (WESLI ) has added new Executive Business and English plus programmes, including a CrossFit collaboration, to its portfolio for 2018.

The CrossFit course is centred around the Reebok International CrossFit Games, hosted in the school's location of Madison, Wisconsin.


"We're really excited to be able to offer a few new programmes in 2018," said Jennifer Phillips, Director of WESLI. "In addition to continuing to offer General English, Test Preparation, Teacher Training and Academic Preparation courses, we're excited to be adding course offerings for our Executive Business English Program and English Plus programming."


Explaining the origins of the CrossFit programme, she said that the school received a large increase in walk-in students and international enquiries when the games was held in Wisconsin for the first this summer, including an Olympic gold medallist from Ukraine (Aleksey Torokhtiy).


"After seeing how many students came because of the games, we decided to create a special programme for next year. The course will allow students to study English in the morning, go to the gym in the afternoon and participate in joint activities in the community leading up to the CrossFit Games. We've partnered with CrossFit Sanctify in Madison to offer this programme - Madison has a really wonderful community spirit and we're excited to welcome these students from around the world."


Registration is open for the programme with three levels of CrossFit to suit needs: introduction, development and specialisation. Residence and homestay accommodation options are available.


CrossFit Sanctify Director,  Paul Saevre, added, "CrossFit classes are a great way for people to have a shared experience, celebrate that through fitness but then also learn about another individual or another culture and build connections that go beyond just a great workout. The teaming up Sanctify is doing with WESLI will be a value that will multiply many times over for our members and for those visiting Madison from around the world."


WESLI was established in 1981, is accredited by CEA, and is a member of EnglishUSA and Quality English.



By Matthew Knott

News Editor