English Language Programs

The English Language Programs (ELP) provides classes and academic English language support designed to strengthen the English language proficiency of nonnative English speakers in the university community, and facilitate their academic and professional success at Washington University in St. Louis and beyond.


Registration for Fall 2017 ELP Courses is Open

Registration remains open through September 7 for Fall 2017 ELP courses to build academic and professional skills in conversation, presentations, research writing, and more. Courses are free for undergraduate students, some graduate students, WUSTL postdoctoral appointees, and benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Browse the ELP’s course listings in WebSTAC (if you are a student) or on the University College website (if you are a WashU postdoc, other employee, or community member). For more information, contact the ELP at elp@wustl.edu.

English Corner

WUSTL international students and scholars are invited to participate in free, informal English conversation practice. No RSVP is necessary.

    • On the Danforth Campus, English Corner meets each Monday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in the library (second floor) at Stix International House. English Corner will not meet on Monday, September 4 due to the Labor Day holiday.
    • On the Medical Campus, English Corner meets each Thursday, 6:15-8:15 p.m., at Kaldi’s Coffee in the Farrell Learning & Teaching Center at 520 South Euclid (near the Central West End MetroLink station).

Voluntary English Testing for Postdoctoral Appointees

Washington University postdocs may schedule a time with an ELP instructor for a brief test of English writing, speaking, and listening skills. This test lasts about 30 minutes, and you may choose the date and time. The instructor would be happy to discuss your professional development plan and describe the courses offered by the English Language Programs (ELP). Courses offered by the ELP are free for most postdocs immediately and for Washington University employees after one year. To schedule a test, please e-mail Karen Schwelle.