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

Spring 2022 Semester

  • All ELP classes are now being offered in-person. Please email elp@pnw.edu or call 219-989-2502 with any questions.
  • Placement Exam for the Spring Semester 2022: Wednesday, January 5 at 9 a.m. in room CLO 263
  • Orientation and Class Schedules: Friday, January 7 at 10 a.m. in CLO 263

Summer 2022 Dates

June 13 to August 5, 2022

  • Placement Exam: Thursday, June 9 at 10 a.m. in CLO 263

Fall 2022 Dates

  • Placement Exam: Wednesday, August 17 at 10 a.m. in CLO 263
  • ELP Schedules and Orientation: Friday, August 19 at 10 a.m. in CLO 263
  • Classes begin on Monday, August 22 at 9:30 a.m.

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.