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ELP Classroom Instruction

English Language Program

Information for High School Counselors and ESL teachers

Often English language learners (ELLs) need to enhance their academic English skills, particularly their academic literacy, to increase their chances of admission to the university or their general language proficiency for personal or work purposes.

The ELP at VCU welcomes non-native English speakers who are permanent residents or US citizens. Some high school ELL students may be interested in the highly ranked degree programs at VCU, and wish to improve their chances for admission.

The ELP at VCU can meet their needs and propel them toward their academic and life goals.

All program information is the same for permanent residents and US citizens except the application process. If you would like to share information at your high school, we recommend About the ELP at VCU or Resources pages. The application can be found at Apply as a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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