News

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
June 4, 2020 by Elaney Tedder This summer, Penn’s English Language Programs, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, will be providing three new courses for international undergraduate students and professionals around the world to enroll in: English for Leadership and... more
Ian Nichols personally trained several of the English instructors in Kazakhstan.
April 24, 2019 by Lisa Chang During the spring and summer of 2018, Penn’s English Language Programs designed and delivered an online course titled “English for Journalism” for over 130 journalists in Kazakhstan. The 8-module course, delivered via Canvas, was... more
For the second year in a row, one of the ELP’s MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)— English for Career Development —has been ranked in Coursera’s top ten most popular... more
Philadelphia Celebrates Eagles
Photo credit: @PhillyMayor Students this session had a chance to be a part of Philadelphia history! After 58 years, the local American football team, the Eagles, won the Super Bowl, the sport’s national championship game. Thousands of Philadelphians poured out into the streets to... more
The University of Pennsylvania’s English Language Programs (ELP) has reached over half of a million learners around the world through their Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). MOOCs are free online courses accessible to learners around the world. ELP currently offers six MOOCs through the Coursera... more
ELP instructors are dedicated to helping novice TESOL teachers develop their skills in the classroom. Current instructors Eve Nora Litt, Ian Nichols, Maria Paredes Fernandez, and Amanda Thompson mentor TESOL Master of Science in Education candidates from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate... more