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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
ELP Lecturer Carlo Cinaglia presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) annual conference last month in Portland, Oregon. The title of his presentation was "'We can't teach them writing. Can you?' Curriculum Design Meets the Needs of L2 Writers in Different Disciplines."... more
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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