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English Language Program (ELP) [Richmond, Virginia]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scholarships are available for both full-time and part-time students. Students can quickly improve their English for professional and academic purposes as well as complete the entire program within one year.
  • Students have access to all university resources and activities at Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • VCU has a safe and friendly campus located in downtown Richmond, two hours from Washington, D.C, the Atlantic Ocean beaches, and the mountains.
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1989
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 300
      Average Class Size : 12
      Airport Pickup : Student Arranged
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to the English Language Program (ELP) in the Global Education Office (GEO) at Virginia Commonwealth University. Our mission is simple: to help you succeed.
      Our ELP teachers and advisors help you improve your English skills. Our curriculum includes all English language skill areas and allows you to complete ELP within one calendar year or less. Our courses prepare you to succeed at VCU and in your professional and personal lives. Our Tutoring Center offers extra help with learning English. Our GEO staff help you lead a successful life here. At ELP, you are respected as a unique individual. The focus is on you; you are why we are here. This is our promise to you. We look forward to receiving your application from ApplyESL!

      Moe Greene, Ph.D.
      Director
      English Language Program (ELP)
      Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Virginia Commonwealth University
      English Language Program (ELP)

      912 West Grace Street, 3rd Floor P.O. Box 843043
      Richmond, Virginia  23284-3043  U.S.A.
      TEL: (804) 828-2551
      FAX: (804) 828-2552
      E-mail: geo-elp@vcu.edu
      Website: https://global.vcu.edu/elp/applyelp/language/
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • English Language Program (ELP) / On-Campus

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 3 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8,12,16 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: On-Campus Residence
      Off-Campus Housing
    • Dates
    • 2024
      8 WEEKS:
      3/18 - 5/96/17 - 8/910/14 - 12/13
      12 WEEKS:
      5/20 - 8/9


      16 WEEKS:
      8/20 - 12/13


    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 170
      TUITION FEE (2023 - 2024)
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,475
      12 WEEKS US$ 4,950
      16 WEEKS US$ 4,950
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      8-16 WEEKS N/A US$ 599 - 825 Per Month US$ 600 - 900 Per Month
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged (Taxi, Bus or Car Service)
      Health Insurance
      US$ 887 (12 Weeks)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • TOEFL, Pronunciation, and Other Short Term Courses

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: Multilevel
      COURSE LENGTH: 8 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: N/A
      HOUSING: N/A
    • Dates
    • 2024
      8 WEEKS:
      3/18 - 5/96/17 - 8/910/14 - 12/13
      12 WEEKS:
      5/20 - 8/9


      16 WEEKS:
      8/20 - 12/13


    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 0
      TUITION FEE (2023 - 2024)
      8 WEEKS US$ 450
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
       WEEKS N/A N/A N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      N/A
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Richmond, Virginia
    • Location
      Virginia Commonwealth University
      English Language Program (ELP)

      912 West Grace Street, 3rd Floor P.O. Box 843043 Richmond, Virginia  23284-3043  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Richmond International Airport:
      There are several services that will take you from Richmond International Airport (RIC) to either of VCU’s two campuses. A variety of transportation means that are available for access to the VCU Campus.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.7
      School Environment: 4.8
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.8
      Activities and Social Life: 4.3
      Accommodation: 4.4

      4.6

    • There are 10 reviews for this school

    • HmDali
      [ Taif, Saudi Arabia, Male ]
      My Personal Point of View
      Selecting an English Language Program is somewhat challenging for a great deal of students overseas. I hope that my review will help them to narrow down their scope of searching. Firstly, my educational journey at VCU ELP was a magnificent experience in all aspects. The instructors and administrative staff are kind and helpful. In the classroom, my instructors treated me with extreme respect and courtesy. Secondly, the curriculum is well designed and contains tons of topics about the American culture and society that have radically changed my view toward it and provides me with a breadth of enormous knowledge about it. Additionally, there is a weekly meeting called Tea Time where we interact with other international students and native English speakers. Finally, my basic English skills have substantially improved to an excellent level. My use of the English words and grammar have become more flexible and has a deep understanding which allowed me to use them in a different context than before. To sum up, I really enjoyed the study at this school, and my knowledge as well as my skills surely developed after I have enrolled in this ELP.
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      A Former Student
      [ Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Age 27, Male ]
      I wish I had more time to study at VCU!
      I recommend studying at VCU.
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      Shuming
      [ Shanghai, China, Age 23, Female ]
      A good opportunity to learn and meet friends
      Here at ELP is really great for me to study. I really found the joy of learning English and got lots of opportunities to communicate. In the class, teachers are really wonderful! They are just like friends and are full of energy. Also, after class there are activities such as Tea Time which is helpful. I highly recommend it!
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      Fabíola
      [ Minas Gerais, Brazil, Age 38, Female ]
      7 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
      Outstanding
      I really appreciate my course, the teacher are so wonderful. Although I had studied English before, I had learned more grammar and vocabulary. Therefore, if I have to choose, I would do it again.
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      A Former Student
      [ Siddiq, Kuwait, Age 18 ]


      Geovana Pereira Gomes
      [ Itajai/SC, Brazil, Age 40, Female ]


      Ahmad sarkhouh
      [ Kuwait city, Kuwait, Age 22, Male ]

    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.

    • Joel Torrealba
      [ Paysandu, Uruguay, Age 47, Male ]
      Excelente Experiencia
      Muy buena experiencia y excelente aprendizaje


      Sofia Perez
      [ Richmond, United States ]


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      [ san salvador, el salvador ]
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