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The ELP staff and students had a great time during our Fall 2 weekly activities. We opened the session dressing up for Halloween and cavorting outside in Halloween costumes as shown above. Later, we took a tour of the Eastern State Pententiary. Next, we expressed our gratitude at the Thanksgiving... more
Banco Santander is giving 1,000 Santander Languages Scholarships | English to boost your career - University of Pennsylvania scholarships to help students tighten their command of professional English. Non-native English speakers above the age of 18 who are interested in advancing... more
November 4, 2020 by Elaney Tedder The 2020 Election in the United States began on the traditional first Tuesday of November, November 3 rd , but many U.S. Citizens began voting weeks or months before this date. Because of COVID-19, early voting, mail-in voting, and absentee voting... more
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
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
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
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