English Language Program Certificate (ELP)


AVAILABLE: In-class
REQUIRED CREDITS: N/A
LOCATIONS and START DATES: Seattle, WA: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer


Develop the skills and confidence in English that you need to succeed here at CityU.

CityU's intensive English Language Program (ELP) is specifically designed for students who would like to study in a U.S. institution of higher learning or for other personal or professional purposes. The goal of the program is to promote cross-cultural understanding through language instruction and to help students become competent in various skills in a wide range of settings, such as social conversations, academic written and oral presentations, or business meetings.

Format of the Program

The English Language Program (ELP) consists of six levels for a Level I Certificate or seven levels for a Level II Certificate, from beginning to advanced, plus one pre-development level. You'll enter at one of these levels, based on your score on a placement test, which can be taken upon arrival or in your home country. Most students complete one level per ten weeks; however, since individuals learn at a different rate, some students may skip or repeat levels.

ELP classes start every five weeks. Full-time ELP students will have 20 hours of classroom work per week (4 hours per day, Monday through Friday), and up to two hours of homework per class hour. Students may also choose to study 1:1 with an instructor in a customized program format, meeting for the same amount of weekly class time.

Benefits

All CityU instructors have graduate degrees and years of successful teaching experience. We keep class sizes small - no more than 15 students - so that you can get the personal attention you deserve. When you've completed the ELP, you can enter our Language-Assisted MBA program or other bachelor's degree programs without any further language testing.

Are you an international student?

Welcome to the U.S., to Washington state, and to Seattle! We're here to provide you with one-on-one assistance in all aspects of your student life: application assistance, pre-arrival and housing information, orientation when you arrive, student activities, and academic as well as immigration advising. Talk with an international student advisor to learn more.

About our location

CityU's main campus is located in downtown Seattle, Washington. The English Language Program is offered by CityU's Washington Academy of Languages.

Seattle is home to many of the most important businesses in the world, such as Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks and Amazon.com. Our campus is five minutes from the beauty of Lake Washington, 40 minutes from skiing in the Cascade Mountains, and 2.5 hours from Vancouver, B.C., Canada. A bus system operates between downtown Seattle and the greater Seattle area. There are many apartments available near the site, along with numerous shopping and recreation areas.

Costs

Total Cost per 5 week course (including health insurance, placement testing fee, instructional materials and fees): US $1,637.50. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Program Goals

The goals of the ELP program are to:
  • Promote global understanding through an individualized approach to language instruction and cultural orientation.
  • Provide language instruction and training which facilitates personal, academic and professional growth.
  • Provide a supportive professional environment for instructional and professional staff that allows them further growth and development.
  • Ensure that the program remains a prominent innovator in the area of professional development.
  • Continue to evolve as an institution which offers multidisciplinary programs to prepare individuals for successful international and language-related careers.

Contact Information

Washington Academy of Languages
Email
888.682.4463 or 206.239.4790
521 Wall Street
Seattle, WA 98121
Total Required Hours per Level: 200


Level 0 (200)
ELP 10
Level 1 (200)
ELP 11A
ELP 11B
ELP 12A
ELP 12B
Level 2 (200)
ELP 21A
ELP 21B
ELP 22A
ELP 22B
Level 3 (200)
ELP 31A
ELP 31B
ELP 32A
ELP 32B
Level 4 (200)
ELP 41A
ELP 41B
ELP 42A
ELP 42B
Level 5 (200)
ELP 51A
ELP 51B
ELP 52A
ELP 52B
Level 6 (200)
ELP 61A
ELP 61B
ELP 62A
ELP 62B
Level 7 (200)
ELP 73A
ELP 73B
ELP 74A
ELP 74B