Kansas State University
English Language Program (ELP) [Manhattan, Kansas]
- Degree seeking students may use English Classes towards their bachelor’s with most majors accepting 15 credits and Business accepting up to 27 credits.
- No English test scores required for admission. Students can take the free WildCAT English Proficiency Test online or learn their level using TOEFL or IELTS scores.
- Students can earn an official certificate of Proficiency in English for Academic Purposes from Kansas State University while studying on-campus or online.
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- About the ESL Program
- The English Language Program (ELP) at Kansas State University began helping students achieve academic and personal success in 1986. As part of the Office of International Programs, the ELP works closely with other parts of the university community to support students from around the world. ELP classes carry university credit and are approved by the K-State Faculty Senate. ELP students are K-State students with access to all university services and facilities.
The ELP offers five levels of intensive English courses:
• Beginning English 1
• Beginning English 2
• Intermediate English 1
• Intermediate English 2
• Advanced English (exit level)
Full-time students take 18-19 hours of classes:
• Reading / Vocabulary (6 hours)
• Grammar / Writing (6 hours)
• Speaking / Pronunciation (3 hours)
• Listening / Notetaking (3 hours)
• Orientation (1 hour)
The ELP has a highly experienced faculty and staff. Instructors all have graduate degrees in teaching English and most of the faculty have lived abroad. The faculty and staff support students with:
• Engaging classes with excellent teaching with in-person and online options
• Free online and in-person English testing
• Free tutoring
• Advising on academic, social, and personal issues, with referral to campus offices as needed
• Help in transitioning into academic degree programs
- Fast Facts
Affiliation : Public University
Establishment : 1986
Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA / CEA
Enrollment : 100
Average Class Size : 5-15
Airport Pickup : Available Free of Charge
Tuition : Medium
Community Type : Rural
Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
- A Message from School
- Greetings from Manhattan, Kansas! I have worked at Kansas State University for 15 years. Let me share with you why you will love it here.
We are part of the K-State family. This reflects the friendliness, care, and inclusion of everyone on campus. This sense of family extends to the local Manhattan community where people are friendly and helpful. As an ELP student, you are a K-State student and have access to all the campus facilities. Experienced ELP teachers, advisors, and staff will help you settle into your classes and learn about your new home.
We have a beautiful campus with clean air, stately buildings, trees and flowers. Manhattan is a safe, small university town with strong relationships with the campus.
You will receive excellent teaching in your English and academic classes. The ELP has been accredited by the Commission for English Language Program Accreditation since 2008. Kansas State University has received 5 out of 5 stars for excellence in teaching by QS, along with 5 out of 5 stars for research, facilities, and internationalization. You will get an education that will set you up for success at K-State, whether your focus is English or a degree.
I hope that you come and see how welcoming the K-State campus is and how warm and friendly the people of Manhattan are. It is a great place to call home!
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Director, English Language Program
Kansas State University
- CONTACT INFORMATION
Kansas State University
English Language Program (ELP)
119 Anderson Hall, 919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, Kansas 66506 U.S.A.TEL: +1 (785) 532-1521
FAX: +1 (785) 532-6393
- More Details
- While attending Kansas State University, students have the option to live in on-campus dormitories, on-campus apartments, or off-campus residences. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities, and other students – both American and international. Freshmen students younger than 21 years old must live their first year on-campus.
For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment.
Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as soon as possible due to the limited amount of space available. The school may provide information about private off-campus apartments; however, it is the students’ responsibility to make their own arrangements. For more information, contact the Housing and Dining Office for options.
- Surrounding Area
- Manhattan, Kansas is located in the middle of the United States among the scenic Flint Hills. Just outside of Manhattan, the Konza Prairie is the last tall grass prairie reserve in the U.S. There are a number of hiking, running and biking trails in the area.
The city has a population of 50,000 and is about a one-hour drive from the state capital, Topeka, and a two-hour drive from Kansas City. The town boasts clean air, beautiful landscapes with flowers and trees, and a variety of animal wildlife. Manhattan experiences all four seasons with the summer climate being the warmest with temperatures ranging from 20C - 33C. The winter average temperature ranges between –6C and 14C. Fall and spring temperatures in Manhattan are mild and range from 7C – 21C.
The city has a safe, friendly atmosphere and hosts an amazing number of activities and events through the Parks and Recreation Center, including a Community Theater, a free summer concert series in the park (within walking distance from campus), several large shopping centers and numerous opportunities for tennis, swimming, golf, and walking. The campus and city bus system offers free transportation for students. People are open, helpful, and friendly. Several organizations offer opportunities for interaction between students and community members.
- About the College/University
- Kansas State University was founded in 1863 and is proud to be the nation’s first operational land-grant university. K-Staters are known for aiming high, and then looking even higher. K-State is consistently ranked in the top 10 for many prominent Princeton Review rankings, KSU boasts some of the highest numbers of national scholars in a public university, and university experts are called on to solve problems around the world. K-State has achieved 5 out of 5 stars from QS, ranks highly in the STEM areas in the Shanghai ranking of universities, and has 12 areas in the top 20 in the Princeton Review. As a student you will experience high quality teaching with opportunities to engage in research and service. The university values diversity, the discovery of knowledge, and high-quality teaching.
K-State offers more than 250 undergraduate majors and programs for students to choose from and has 165+ graduate degrees and certificates. 97% of K-State's 2021-2022 grads found jobs or are continuing education. 2000+ international students, scholars, and faculty make K-State their home, with more than 100 countries represented on campus. The campus offers a world class recreation center, on-campus housing, a newly renovated library, a health center, and an International Student Center with social activities and programming. In addition, students can participate in any of the 500+ student clubs and organizations. At Kansas State University, there’s no limit to what you can expect.
- Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
- Undergraduates are admitted based on their academic records. They do not need to show English proficiency to be admitted but must do so to begin taking classes.
The Graduate Pathway program is the way in which students can be admitted with English test scores lower than those for full admission. Students wanting to pursue a graduate degree but not qualifying for the Pathway Program can enroll as an English Language Program student and then apply to the Graduate program as they enter their last semester of English.
Students studying online can do so as an English language student or as a student admitted to an undergraduate online degree or certificate program.
- Student Countries of Origin
- Kansas State University is committed to the ideas of diversity and inclusion. This includes hosting students from over 100 countries. Many K-State faculty are international and are committed to excellence in teaching as well as international research.
- Faculty Qualifications
- English Language Program instructors are trained, skilled professionals. The instructors are native speakers of English or have native-like English proficiency. They have extensive experience teaching English to students from around the world and have also been second language learners themselves. The personal and academic qualities of the instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
- Study Options
Intensive English, K-State Fast, Graduate Pathway Programs, and the English for Academic Purposes Certificate
- Intensive English students have 18-19 hours of class every week. Students have orientation classes, opportunities for social activities and field trips through the International Student center, and free tutoring. ELP students are K-State students and can use and enjoy all of the university facilities.
K-State Fast students are admitted as undergraduate degree students. They may take anywhere from 4 - 19 hours of English. Those that qualify can take a combination of English and academic classes at the same time. Depending on the college, students can use anywhere from 6 - 27 credits toward a bachelor's degree. The ELP advising staff help students to move into their academic major.
Students in the Graduate Pathway program take 3 or 6 hours of English per week along with 3-6 hours of classes in their graduate major. The Pathway Program allows students to begin graduate work with English scores below the admission requirement. The Pathway Program is one semester long. Upon successfully completing the Pathway Program, the student has full admission to their graduate program.
The Certificate of Proficiency in English for Academic Purposes is a way that degree and non-degree students can provide evidence of their English abilities to employers and professional contacts. Students who meet the admission requirements can complete the work for the certificate on campus or online. The certificate is an official undergraduate certificate from Kansas State University.
Students can take English as degree seeking or non-degree students on campus or online through Global Campus.
CLASS SIZE: 5 - 15 Students CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels COURSE LENGTH: 8, 15 Weeks MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old REQUIREMENT: N/A VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Admission HOUSING: Residence Halls
8 WEEKS: 5/22 - 8/11
15 WEEKS: 8/21 - 12/15 15 WEEKS: 1/16 - 5/10
- APPLICATION FEE
- US$ 80
- TUITION FEE (2023)
8 WEEKS US$ 12,058 15 WEEKS US$ 12,058
- HOUSING FEE
LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE 8-15 WEEKS N/A US$ 1,600 (10 Weeks) Contact Program For Costs
- Airport Pickup Service
- Free from MHK (Manhattan Regional Airport)
- University Fees
- US$ 1968.68
- Remarks / Other Information
- Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
Application fee is non-refundable.
Housing Fees do not include meals.
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- United States Manhattan, Kansas
Kansas State University
English Language Program (ELP)
119 Anderson Hall, 919 Mid-Campus Drive North Manhattan, Kansas 66506 U.S.A.
- Getting To Your School
- From Manhattan Regional Airport:
KSU strongly suggests flying into the Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK), located only minutes away from campus. KSU provides a free shuttle for arriving students from the airport to campus Wednesday through Friday of arrival week. It takes students to campus only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this service.
From Kansas City International Airport:
The Kansas City International Airport is a much larger airport than the Manhattan Regional Airport. This option may offer greater flexibility and more arrival options. However, Kansas City is more than 200 km (130 mi) from campus and KSU does not have a pickup service available for students arriving at this airport. Transportation options from Kansas City to Manhattan will be expensive.
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