After students arrive and take the ELP placement test, they
are registered for ELP classes at the appropriate levels.
Each session lasts approximately eight weeks: one week of
testing, advising and orientation; seven weeks of class instruction
View ELP certificate tracks [PDF]
The ELP offers 10 levels of instruction for core classes
from beginning (Foundations) to advanced. And pronunciation classes are offered at four levels of instruction. Students can
finish a level in one session or in one semester, depending on whether they are enrolled in a short-session course or in a semester-length course.
Core classes are offered in Writing and Grammar, Reading and
Vocabulary, Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation. Electives
such as Reading Academic Texts, Exploring U.S. Culture, Reading
and Conversation, Conversation and Current Events, Communication
and American Film, Advanced Business Writing, Reader’s
Theater, TOEFL Preparation, Accent Reduction, Basic Grammar,
and Grammar Review also are available. The content and availability
of electives varies from session to session.
The ELP offers five sessions a year:
Fall I (August – October)
Fall II (October – December)
Winter (January – March)
Spring (March – May)
Summer (June – July)
* Application deadlines refer to students requesting a student
ELP certificates – Students receive grades in each of their classes at the end of every session. At the end of a student’s study with ELP, he/she receives a certificate that states level of completion and dates of attendance. Each student may also request a university transcript, which will list all the ELP classes and grades.
Undergraduate ELP Certificate – Students can request this certificate upon completion of the Undergraduate Certificate track.
Graduate ELP Certificate – Students can request this certificate upon completion of the Graduate Certificate track.