English Language Program

Just 25 miles from Chicago, PNW’s English Language Program offers a range of programs to build English-language skills and deepen your cultural understanding.

ELP and COVID-19 Update

Fall 2021 Semester

ELP classes will be offered in-person during the Fall 2021 Semester. Please email elp@pnw.edu or call 219-989-2502 with any questions.

Placement Exam: Wednesday, August 18 at 9 a.m. in CLO 253

Orientation and Class Schedules: Friday, August 20 at 10 a.m. in CLO 263

Intensive English Program

Just 25 miles from Chicago, our CEA-accredited program will help you develop the English-language skills needed to succeed in university studies at PNW or other English-speaking universities.

Explore the Intensive Program

Pathway Programs

This one-semester program lets undergraduate and graduate students with advanced English proficiency take English Language Program classes in combination with credit-bearing university classes.

Discover Our Pathway Programs


Summer Language and Culture Program

Improve your English-language skills through classroom instruction and cultural activities in the Chicagoland area!

About Us

Our dedicated team is ready to help you develop the English language skills needed to succeed in university studies!

A PNW international student in the classroom

Immigration Services

We enhance the academic, cultural and social pursuits of students and scholars from abroad.