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English Language Program

Offered in: CHICAGO

The English Language Program (ELP) is not a full bachelor's degree program. ELP instead provides a carefully planned series of courses designed to prepare non-native speakers of English for study in an American college or university. ELP offers courses in conversation, grammar, reading, and writing at three levels:

  • Beginning level provides intensive practice in basic English skills at an elementary level for students who have little or no knowledge of English.
  • Intermediate level improves and extends control of the language for students who have some functional ability in basic English.
  • Advanced level enables students whose ability to speak, read, and write English is fairly good, but not adequate for a program of academic study without English language support, to participate successfully in most academic courses.

For additional writing practice, degree-seeking students must enroll in a more advanced, transition-level writing class: ELP 110 (undergraduate) or ELP 111 (graduate). Roosevelt University’s English Language Profi ciency Test determines student placement within the program.

As of Fall 2012, no credit is granted for ELP courses at the 70, 80 or 90 levels. Courses at the 110 level or above carry credit toward degrees.

Conversation

Practice in speaking and understanding English in both social and academic settings with emphasis on effective communication strategies, listening comprehension, pronunciation, and overall fluency:
  ELP 070 Conversation - Level 1 .....
  ELP 080 Conversation - Level 2 .....
  ELP 090 Conversation - Level 3 .....

Grammar

Written and oral practice in grammatical structures of American English primarily for academic but also for social purposes:
  ELP 071 Grammar - Level 1 .....
  ELP 081 Grammar - Level 2 .....
  ELP 091 Grammar - Level 3 .....

Reading

Practice in college-level reading skills and vocabulary development, including training in using the library and doing research:
  ELP 072 Reading - Level 1 .....
  ELP 082 Reading - Level 2 .....
  ELP 092 Reading - Level 3 .....

Writing

Development of composition skills in American English with emphasis on effective expression of ideas for academic purposes:
  ELP 073 Writing - Level 1 .....
  ELP 083 Writing - Level 2 .....
  ELP 093 Writing - Level 3 .....
  ELP 110 Composition - Bridge Level .....3
  ELP 111 Composition - Bridge Level .....3