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Ms. Nichols in judges' seat
From July 6 – July 11, Ms. Amy Nichols was honored to be a representative of the University of Pennsylvania on China Central Television's (CCTV) 2016 Star of Outlook English Language Competition. Along with four other judges, Ms. Nichols spent two to three days in preparation meetings and then two... more
Ms. Nichols presenting at Penn Wharton China Center
On July 12th, the Penn Wharton China Center kindly hosted Ms. Amy Nichol's talk entitled, “Changing Roles: Cross-Cultural Perceptions of Credibility and Confidence.” The audience represented a wide variety of individuals from retired executives to seniors... more
Through our course, Writing the University Application Essay (UAE) , we offer international students a meaningful step-by-step process to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to write an effective and memorable personal statement... more
Global Citizen Study Abroad Program 4 month
The Global Citizen Study Abroad Program (GCP) is a comprehensive Ivy League study abroad experience designed to foster the international compatibility and competitiveness of top university students. Students can choose to enroll in the full program (8 months) or accelerated program (4 months)... more
James Riedel, executive director of Penn’s English Language Programs, and Benjamin Wiggins, director of Digital Learning Initiatives at Penn, in collaboration with a number of Online Learning and English Language Programs staff members, received a $700,000 grant from the United States Department of... more
Congratulations to Jeri Ahern, Elizabeth Gillstrom, Sarah Grosik, Amanda Kniepkamp, Karen Liebner, Eve Litt, Ian Nichols, and Alyssa Swanson who were accepted to present at the TESOL Conference 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Jeri Ahern and Eve Litt Creating Buy-in:... more
Program: University Connection Congratulations to this year's more than 100 UniConn students who have gained acceptances to schools such as: Amherst College Boston University Brown University Cornell Law School George Washington University Northwestern University Pennsylvania State... more
In February 2016, ELP Lecturer Maria Paredes Fernandez presented in the Northeast Conference on the Teaching in Foreign Languages (NECTFL) in NYC on Engaging Projects in Developing Cultural Competency using Project-Based Language Learning. She also presented on Project-Based Language Learning for a... more
ELP Lecturer Carlo Cinaglia presented at West Chester University's Sixth TESOL, Applied Linguistics and Foreign Languages Conference in April 2016. His study, "Supporting Novice Teachers through Mentoring and Peer Coaching" seeks to understand the experiences of TESOL M.S.Ed. students who... more
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with implementing partner FHI 360, has awarded the University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs a grant to develop and administer five Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for English language learners... more