The English Language Program (ELP) is a CEA-accredited academic, intensive English program that helps international students to develop the English language skills needed to succeed in university studies at Purdue University Northwest or other English-speaking universities. Located in northwest Indiana, Hammond is only 25 miles from Chicago. This allows ELP students to enjoy the benefits of Chicago, the third largest city in the United States.
- Four levels: Foundations, Low-Intermediate, High-Intermediate, and Advanced
- Courses include academic reading, writing, and listening/speaking courses, as well as elective courses, such as TOEFL preparation, Introduction to American Film, Study Skills, American Culture, and Business Communication ( see Course List)
- A year-round intensive program:
- 15-week semesters with 21 hours of instruction per week
- 4-week Maymester session with 24 hours of instruction per week
- 8-week summer session with 24 hours of instruction per week
- No TOEFL or IELTS required for undergraduate admission upon completing Level 4 of ELP
- No TOEFL or IELTS required for graduate admission upon completing level 4 of ELP and passing the ELP Graduate Exit Test
- Possibility of taking credit courses while still taking ELP course
- Experienced instructors with extensive teaching experience and master’s degrees in TESOL or linguistics
- American native-speaking student-mentors who work with ELP students in and out of the classroom
- Weekly cultural and educational field trips to museums and other destinations
- One–on–one tutoring provided by ELP instructors
Summer Language Culture Program 2020
The Language Culture Program (LCP) is designed for visiting participants who wish to improve their English language skills through a combination of classroom instruction, organized excursions, and cultural activities in Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area.
The program offers two 4-week sessions for both low-intermediate learners and high-intermediate/advanced learners.
Participants may apply for either one or both summer sessions.