Established in 1961 as a unit of the Department of English and the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University, the English Language Center (ELC) provides instruction to international students who need to improve their English language skills before beginning academic course work. The ELC serves the international community by providing English language instruction against a backdrop of American life and academia.
It also serves individuals who are not seeking a degree at MSU but who want to improve their English skills. Such students can apply directly to the English Language Center or may enroll
A program for all international students who need to improve their English language skills before beginning academic coursework.
Also for individuals who are not seeking a degree at MSU but who want to improve their English skills; such students can apply directly to the ELC or may enroll through the Eurocentres program.
A short online course for students. This course will help you with your transition to American academic life. Through a series of engaging videos and activities, you will set the tone and establish the basic skill set to be ready when the semester starts in August.
Throughout the year, the ELC hosts several different special programs for participants from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Japan, China, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Taiwan, Korea and Thailand. The ELC will design an academic language program and cultural immersion experience based on the group’s requests.For example, a group may come for three weeks and spend the majority of its time participating in American cultural activities in the community in order to improve speaking and listening skills in English. Another group may stay for four weeks and participate in a joint English/Academic Area program in connection with other academic departments in Michigan State University. Our ELC Coordinators will work with each group to develop a program that meets its needs.
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