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English Language Center

The World Meets Here

The English Language Center (ELC) at the University of Denver (DU) offers international students a unique, supportive, and immersive educational experience. The ELC has been preparing students for academic success in Bachelors, Masters, and PhD programs at DU and other institutions of higher education for over 40 years.

The university is near downtown Denver, voted the #1 Best City to Live in 2016 by U.S. News and World Report. Students can take advantage of a major metropolitan city with and also benefit from access to the outdoor adventures of the Rocky Mountains.

ELC students are University of Denver students and receive a Student ID Card. With their ID card, students can take advantage of university campus resources, such as the libraries, tutoring and writing centers, student clubs, dining halls, and the gymnasium.

program overview

The ELC offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of students at all English levels. Students in higher levels are able to customize their program by choosing an elective class.

9 week intensive English language programs run every quarter for 20 hours per week (Monday - Thursday). Students are placed in class according to a 5-level English curriculum.

  • Fall Quarter: September – November
  • Winter Quarter: January – March
  • Spring Quarter: March – May
  • Summer Quarter: June – August

The ELC also provides a lounge, outdoor community space, and computer labs for students.

Click here to read more about our programs.


The University of Denver accepts students through English Conditional Admission (ECA).

English Conditional Admission is an option for all undergraduate students and some graduate student applicants to the University of Denver. ECA students must meet all admission requirements except their English proficiency.

Conditionally admitted students will study in the ELC's LAUNCH Curriculum.

Click here to read more about English Conditional Admission.

ELC Brochure

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