Please note that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, many institutions have suspended on-campus instruction and are holding classes online until further notice. Due to increased travel restrictions, reduced visa services and public health quarantines, study abroad options may be affected. ApplyESL recommends contacting your program of interest and local embassy or consulate to obtain the latest updates.
"Do-It-Yourself Study Abroad" ESL School Search and Application Site

Gonzaga University (GU)

The English Language Center (ELC) [Spokane, Washington]


  • Global Bridge allows academically qualified students to earn 12 undergraduate credits at a significant discount and enter undergraduate studies without a TOEFL
  • Be part of the Global Community through fully integrated classes, weekly activities, Global Conversations, Peer Ambassadors, and more
  • Enjoy four seasons and 300 days of sunshine

Choose Your Course Below

  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • The English Language Center offers student-centered academic English courses year round. Through the Global Bridge program, conditional admission is available for all undergraduate majors as well as a variety of graduate programs. Interactive ESL and Global Bridge classes emphasize the skills needed for university success, including active listening, academic reading and writing, group discussions and projects, and oral presentations. Outside of class, the friendly Gonzaga community is committed to global engagement and welcomes diverse viewpoints. Regular social activities, conversations partners/groups, intramural sports, and community service projects offer even more opportunities to have fun and engage with the global community.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private University
      Establishment : 1978
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA, UCIEP / CEA
      Enrollment : 30
      Average Class Size : 7-12
      Airport Pickup : Available
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Gonzaga would love to welcome you to our global community. Together we explore the world of language and culture with projects, presentations, and classroom community. Our classes and extra-curricular activities focus on strong connections to community and learning together. You can expect assignments and activities that challenge you in new and exciting ways, both personally and academically.

      The English Language Center (ELC)
      Gonzaga University
    • Gonzaga University
      The English Language Center

      502 E Boone Avenue
      Spokane, Washington  99258  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (509) 313-6454
      FAX: +1 (509) 313-6125
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • While attending the ELC, students have the option to live in on-campus dormitories or off-campus residences. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities, and other students – both American and international. 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
    • Surrounding Area
    • Gonzaga University is located in Spokane, Washington, the second largest city in the state. Campus is a short walk from downtown so students are near shopping, restaurants, and activities. Spokane is also near nature, located next to the Spokane River and with 5 ski mountains and 76 lakes in the area.
    • About the College/University
    • Established in 1887, Gonzaga University is a private, Jesuit Catholic university located in beautiful Spokane, Washington. Gonzaga is committed to educating the whole person - mind, body, and spirit- and the Gonzaga experience includes opportunities to participate in clubs and organizations and truly be part of our Global Community. Gonzaga offers over 75 fields of study. The value of a Gonzaga education is evident through exceptional acceptance rates into prestigious graduate programs, including medical and law schools; one of the highest CPA exam pass rates in the nation; job placement in corporations such as Microsoft, Boeing, Nike, and Hewlett-Packard; and consistently glowing reviews in national publications such as U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review’s The Best 373 Colleges, Barron’s Best Buys in Education, and Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Private Colleges. In addition, Gonzaga’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is ranked 28th (tie) best undergraduate engineering program nationwide by US News & World Report and USA Today College ranked our School of Business Administration as one of the Top 10 Schools to Study Business for 2015-16.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students.
  • Study Options
    • Academic English Program

    • Overview
    • Gonzaga ESL classes are centered on experiential learning. At all levels, students get out and connect with the Gonzaga community. Classes are also learner centered at their heart, which means that you are an active part of the learning process and will have many opportunities to become involved. Your teaching team thoughtfully coordinates the classes and customizes your learning experience through projects, field trips, and activities. The program includes weekly student-led discussion groups that are followed with targeted, individualized corrective feedback. Students have many opportunities to be classroom and small group leaders and give dynamic presentations.

      ESL Levels 1-5 and Global Bridge/Undergraduate classes nurture a learning community that supports and challenges students. The program asks all students to engage actively in the learning process and find their own unique and meaningful ways to contribute to the classroom, campus, and Spokane communities.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 7-12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8,16,24,32 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Graduate
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Admission
      HOUSING: On-Campus Residence
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2021
      8 WEEKS:
      8/25 - 10/1510/20 - 12/16

    • Costs
      US$ 0
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,150
      16 WEEKS US$ 6,300
      24 WEEKS US$ 9,450
      32 WEEKS US$ 12,600
      8-32 WEEKS N/A US$ 1250-1900 Per Session US$ 750 Per Session
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 10 (Spokane International Airport - (GEG)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
  • Location
    • United States Spokane, Washington
    • Location
      Gonzaga University
      The English Language Center

      502 E Boone Avenue Spokane, Washington  99258  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Spokane International Airport:
      The ELC arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$ 10 and brings students directly to the campus in approximately 10 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.7
      School Environment: 4.7
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.7
      Activities and Social Life: 4.6
      Accommodation: 4.3


    • There are 7 reviews for this school

    • Andriiana
      [ Donetsk, Ukraine ]

      [ Bangkok, Thailand, Age 43, Male ]

      [ Avallon, France ]

      [ Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Age 21, Female ]

    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.
    • ApplyESL claims no responsibility for errors in, or the quality of, machine translations provided by Google Translate.

      [ 愛知県, 日本, Age 19, Female ]
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.

      [ 서울, 한국, Age 34, Male ]

      Estudiante Anterior
      [ Mexico, Mexico, Age 24, Male ]
  • Video

Students Who Viewed This School Also Viewed

About is a free "Do-It-Yourself" Study Abroad school search and application service with over 200 schools and 500 English courses which has been used by students from over 100 countries. Here you can find the program best for you and learn about schools with video introductions, application rankings and detailed student reviews. By creating an account, you can go a step further and access more important study abroad information including school discount offers.