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Program pairs English Language Program students with Penn students for mutual language-learning By: Nina Selipsky Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian Enjoy breaking down cultural barriers? This Penn... more
Penn’s English Language Programs has reached over a quarter of a million learners around the world through their Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The English Language Programs (ELP) currently has four live MOOCs on the Coursera platform with two additional MOOCs launching later this year. In... more
Penn English Language Programs (ELP) will be offering a free 90-minute workshop for International Graduate students at Penn who are non-native English Speakers. The workshop will present some key features of pronunciation that will make students' speaking clearer. Date: Friday,... more
A Message to the Penn Community Regarding Immigration From Amy Gutmann, President Monday, January 30, 2017 President Trump’s recent Executive Order is injurious to our work and inimical to our values. The damage already done to the lawful freedoms and opportunities of... more
ELP Manager of Instructional Staff Development, John Cotton, and ELP Student Services Coordinator, Betsy Dougherty, will be presenting at the EnglishUSA Conference in Monterey, CA from January 19-20. John Cotton Looking at the Sunrise: How MOOC Participants can... more
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As of June 20, 2016, Coursera launched a Coursera for Refugees program. "Created in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, Coursera for Refugees expands Coursera’s financial aid commitment from individual learners to nonprofits serving refugee populations. Specifically, the new program... more
Penn ELP/LPS and Meiji University sign MOU
During Meiji University's recent visit to Penn, PLE Vice Dean Ms. Nora Lewis sat down with International Student Center Director Mr. Teruhisa Komuro to finalize the Penn LPS/ELP agreement with Meiji University. Meiji University is a private university founded in 1881. Meiji University ranks among... more
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Congratulations to Sarah Grosik, Elizabeth Gillstrom, Michael Sullivan, Ian Nichols, Alyssa Swanson, Jeri Ahern, and Sheila Mayne who were accepted to present at the TESOL Conference 2017 in Seattle, Washington, as well as John Catlett who was accepted to the alternate list. Sarah... more
ELP Lecturers Amanda Thompson and Steve Kopec gave a presentation entitled "Situating Research Writing in Culture and Context: A Historical Inquiry of the Systemic Functional Linguistic and Academic Literacies Approaches to L2 Writing Lesson Design" at the Symposium of Second Language Writing (SSLW... more