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.


Fall 2018 Course Listings Open for Browsing

Take your English to the next level with courses in advanced conversation skills, presentation skills, research writing for specific fields, and more. Browse the ELP’s course listings for full-time WashU students and for WashU employees and other part-time students. If you have questions about which ELP course or other service is right for you, make an appointment with the ELP on the Danforth Campus or Medical Campus.

English Corner

WashU 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 Stix International House (6470 Forsyth Blvd.). English Corner will hold its last session of the semester on Monday, April 30. It will resume on Monday, August 27.
    • 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 (520 South Euclid, near the Central West End MetroLink station). English Corner will continue to meet during the summer break. On June 7, English Corner members will attend Shakespeare in the Park. Look for the group at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park around 6 p.m., or email elp@wustl.edu to get contact information so you can meet up with the group more easily.

Voluntary English Testing for Postdoctoral Appointees

Washington University postdocs can meet with an ELP instructor to plan their professional development in terms of oral and written English skills. You may request a brief assessment of your English writing, speaking, and listening skills to determine which ELP services could meet your needs. ELP courses are free for most postdocs immediately and for Washington University employees after one year. Schedule an appointment at your convenience for the Danforth Campus or Medical Campus.