About Us

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

A Welcome Note from the Director

Mohammed ErrihaniWelcome to the English Language Program at Purdue University Northwest. Our highly experienced and dedicated teachers and staff, rigorous curriculum, modern computer labs and enthusiastic mentors will help you to excel in your English studies and facilitate your transition into American culture and the American education system.

We take great pride in being part of the internationally renowned Purdue University system. We strive to provide our students with the best instruction possible, while also enhancing cultural awareness and adaptation through weekly educational and cultural events and activities.

We look forward to welcoming you and helping you meet your educational and professional goals at Purdue University Northwest. Welcome!

Mohammed Errihani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director

ELP Mission Statement

The mission of the English Language Program (ELP) at Purdue University Northwest is to provide intensive academic English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and cultural orientation for English language learners who plan to pursue degrees at Purdue University Northwest and other U.S. institutions, to serve as a resource to the university and the community on English language teaching and learning, and to provide its students with intercultural competence opportunities by connecting them with the university and the local community.


Umile Tony Belmonte

Umile (Tony) Belmonte

Instructor, English Language Program

Frederick Dunn

Frederick Dunn

Instructor, PNW English Language Program

Lily Schaffer

Lily Schaffer

Instructor, English Language Program

Contact Us

English Language Program
College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Classroom Office Building
Room 152
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323-2094

(219) 989-2401
Toll Free: 1-855-608-4600, x2502