Washington University provides courses and other services designed for members of the WashU community to strengthen academic and professional communication skills in English.

The English Language Program (ELP) is part of the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS). ELP offers courses, support, assessments, and on-campus and online resources in academic and professional English language. Visit their webpage to learn more about what classes and programs are available.

These services can facilitate your transition to WashU, help you engage with the university and surrounding community, and position you to be a competitive candidate for opportunities after WashU. For scholars, contact the point person for your school in order to learn how its English support options can help you achieve your goals.

Scholars: Contact Your School

Brown School of Social Work

Tammy Orahood
Director of Global Programs
orahood@wustl.edu

McKelvey School of Engineering

Karen Schwelle
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Communication Center
kschwelle@wustl.edu

Olin Business School

Julia Deems
Lecturer in Communications
julia.deems@wustl.edu

School of Law

Mark Bass
Coordinator of Legal English Programs
mark.bass@wustl.edu

University College

Katie Blackburn Brown
Program Manager, ESL Programs
brownkb@wustl.edu

UCollege serves all undergraduate programs, Arts & Sciences graduate programs, Sam Fox School graduate programs, School of Medicine graduate programs, and postdoctoral appointees.

Note: UCollege serves all undergraduate programs, Arts & Sciences graduate programs, Sam Fox School graduate programs, School of Medicine graduate programs, and postdoctoral appointees.