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DePaul University English Language Academy

Chicago, Illinois USA



School Introduction

DePaul University, among the ten largest private universities in the United States, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. The English Language Academy (ELA) is located at DePaul's Loop Campus in the heart of Chicago. Students in the ELA are full members of the DePaul community and have access to services incuding university housing, fitness center, intramural sports, library, and computer labs. The area surrounding the Loop Campus offers a vibrant urban student experience that includes an extensive collection of cultural insitutions, parks, restaurants, shops, entertainment and nightlife.

ESL Program Introduction

The English Language Academy (ELA) offers English courses and activities that meet the personal and professional goals of international students. The ELA is a full-time intensive language program focused on the language and academic skills used in university degree programs.

Students at ELA come from 35-40 different countries from around the world. ELA classes are small, usually from 10 to 12 students. All classes are taught by expert instructors with advanced degrees.

ELA offers courses at five levels of English proficiency from advanced beginners to university bridge. New students receive a comprehensive language evaluation to ensure proper placement. Continuing students who have obtained a paper-based TOEFL score of 500 or higher (or equivalent) are eligible to enroll in the TOEFL Intensive Preparation Program.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

10 weeks (Fall, Winter, Spring) $3, 095
8 weeks (Summer) $2, 895

Application Fee: $80
Testing Fee: $40
Lab/Materials Fee: $20
Books (approx): $200

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

Most students find apartments on their own. ELA is pleased to assist students with this process.

Contact Info

DePaul University English Language Academy
25 E. Jackson Blvd.
Lewis Center 1700
Chicago, IL 60604