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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
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ELP Manager of Instructional Staff Development John Cotton and LPS Director of Implementation, Assessment, and International Initiatives Amy Nichols developed a presentation entitled “International Graduate Student Orientation: Specific Needs and Successful Approaches.” Ms. Nichols delivered the... more
Stakeholder Conference Panel
ELP Director of Programs Jack Sullivan recently partook in a panel discussion entitled "Membership Associations: Facing the Future Together" at the 5th Annual EnglishUSA IEP Stakeholders Conference in Washington, DC. The panel discussed how membership associations in the industry are adapting to... more
LPS Director of Implementation, Assessment, and International Initiatives Amy Nichols was honored to represent the University of Pennsylvania as a judge on China Central Television's (CCTV) Star of Outlook English Language Competition for the second year in a row. Along with representatives from... more
Philadelphia Union Head Coach, Jim Curtin
The Penn English Language Program's collaboration with Major League Soccer team, The Philadelphia Union, was recently highlighted on the Philadelphia news network, 6ABC. The ELP has been collaborating with the Union for the past 3 seasons. ELP language instructors work with team players to focus on... more
ELP University Connection Specialist Erick Hyde recently presented on “Trends in International Admissions to U.S. Universities” at the Penn Wharton China Center. His presentation focused on the variety of recent trends in international undergraduate admission to U.S. universities, including the... more
Ellen Gilberti teaching in Italy
During her off-sessions, ELP Lecturer Ellen Gilberti has begun a series of English courses and workshops in Italy. Her first course was an Intensive English Course for hotel workers that was followed by a workshop on using the production of fairy tales to teach English to schoolchildren in Bologna... more
ELP University Connection Specialist Erick Hyde has been chosen to be part of the Professional Development Committee for the International Association for College Admission Counseling. As part of this committee he is co-chairing the Admissions Leadership Workshop where participants will: learn... more
ELP Manager of Testing and Programs Elizabeth Gillstrom recently transitioned from Chair to Past-Chair of the International Teaching Assistants Interest Section (ITAIS). She served as Chair-Elect from March 2015-March 2016 where she organized the ITAIS non-adjudicated Academic Panel. From March... more
On February 1, 2017 ELP Language Specialist Eve Litt presented an online teacher training seminar with American English. The presentation was entitled “Using News Sources to Enhance Learning in the EFL Classroom.” Session Abstract: As technology becomes more mobile, online media is... more