All ELP programs will be taught through remote (online) instruction through the Fall of 2020. We are excited to offer our engaging courses and opportunities for extracurricular activities online. Learn more here.


Banco Santander, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, has launched 500 Santander Language Scholarships | English for Professional Development – University of Pennsylvania, to improve mastery of Professional English. These scholarships are designed to help students and young... more
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Webinar Date/Time: Tuesday, October 20th from 8-9AM EDT We invite you to join us in an information session to meet ELP staff and instructors, learn about our Intensive Program and 3-week Winter Programs, and participate in an interactive sample lesson. Target Level: Intermediate... more
September 9, 2020 by Elaney Tedder Updated October 1, 2020 On Monday, August 31 st , English for Career Development (ECD), an ELP MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), reached over 1 million learners since its inception in 2016. Additionally, English for Career... more
F OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: ECA Press Date: 09/09/2020 Telephone: 202-632-6452 The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Ian Nichols of the University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs for a six-week virtual English Language Specialist... more
August 14, 2020 by Elaney Tedder On Friday, July 24 th and Thursday, July 30 th , the English Language Programs (ELP) conducted demo English lessons for both current and prospective students. The first lesson, taught by ELP Language Specialists Rachel Gonzalez and Eve Nora Litt,... more
August 5, 2020 by Elaney Tedder On Thursday, July 30 th , English Language Programs Advising Specialist Ian Nichols concluded a series of webinars for approximately 25 participants on media literacy for the America House in Chisinau, Moldova. This webinar series began on July 20... more
August 3, 2020 by Elaney Tedder On Thursday, July 16 th , the University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs (ELP) was recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of English Language Programs at a virtual awards ceremony for... more
July 2, 2020 by Elaney Tedder PechaKucha, which is Japanese for “chit chat,” is a storytelling format where a presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each, totaling 6 minutes and 40 seconds, on any topic. On Tuesday, June 9 th and Wednesday, June 10 th , the ELP... more
June 23, 2020 by Elaney Tedder This year, Juneteenth (June 19 th , 2020) marks the 155 th anniversary of the date when enslaved people in Texas finally received word that President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, more than two and a half years earlier. Juneteenth... more
June 18, 2020 by Elaney Tedder On Friday, June 12 th , the English Language Programs held a virtual End of Session party, serving as a celebration of the end of the Summer 1 2020 session, and as a farewell for those students moving on to the rest of their academic journey. During... more