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English Language Center

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English Language Center

Mission, Vision & Values


The University of Denver's English Language Center (ELC) empowers learners to succeed locally and globally through innovative curriculums and diverse cultural experiences.


To become a leading educational center with diverse, high-quality English language instruction committed to programmatic innovation, community engagement, and global citizenry.


In all that we do, we strive for academic and professional excellence, integrity, mutual respect, and inclusiveness.


Accreditation and Memberships

The English Language Center is a member of The Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP), EnglishUSA, and StudyColorado.

The intensive English program (IEP) of the English Language Center at the University of Denver is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period December 2015 through December 2025 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S.

For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA: 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703)665-3400,

CEA Standards

Complaints Against an Accredited Program


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