ELP students in classroom.

Program Description

The English Language Program offers seven sessions per year. These sessions have different start dates. Please review the session dates for the upcoming semesters.

English Language Program offers three levels of study – Level 1 (beginners), Level 2 (intermediate), and Level 3 (Advanced). When students complete the program, they receive an English Language Program Certificate. The ELP Certificate allows students to study at Virginia Commonwealth University if they have received Conditional Admission.

Please review information about ELP levels, curriculum, and course descriptions.


Support for students

‌The English Language Program provides support for students as they progress throughout the program. Services we offer include:

  • Offering one-on-one tutoring sessions in all language skill areas. Students may schedule an appointment to meet with a tutor or may be referred for tutoring by an instructor. Providing language and academic advising to all students in the program.

  • Providing numerous excursions and activities: Trips to nearby attractions, cities, mountains, beaches, and historical landmarks (e.g., Washington, D.C., and Charlottesville).

Other services available to you as a student in the English program that are offered through Virginia Commonwealth University.