The ELC is an intensive, collegiate ESL preparation program. Our graduates continue to be successful undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Denver and other schools.

The overarching mission of the English Language Center at the University of Denver is to support the internationalization goals of the University of Denver. This mission is met in several ways:

The English Language Center prepares international students with the skills necessary to be successful undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Denver or other U.S. institutions of higher education.
The English Language Center supports the language needs of matriculated international students at the University of Denver.
When space and staffing permit, the English Language Center provides short-term language and/or culture programs and faculty training in response to requests of University departments, community groups, and international constituents.

To carry out this mission, the English Language Center provides high-quality intensive English language instruction, assists students with cultural adjustments, provides students with the necessary services to ensure maximum learning and well-being, and provides DU faculty and staff with the information they need to work effectively with ESL students. The English Language Center also provides a supportive environment in which faculty and staff can continue to work and grow professionally.

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