Programs Offered

ELLC OFFERS THE BEST OPTION FOR YOU! 

We offer diverse course offerings to meet our students and community members' needs. The course offerings include Intensive English Program, Part-time English Program, TOEFL Test Prep, and Private Tutoring    

 Program Type Hours per week 

Intensive English Program

20 hours per week

Part-time English Program (For qualified students only)

5+ hours

TOEFL Test Preparation Seminar 

9+ hours

Private Tutoring  Hours vary

Both face-to-face and Online teaching modalities are available!  

 

  • Online Intensive ESL Program

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    ONLINE INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSES

     (STUDENTS OUTSIDE THE U.S)

    LEVELS 

    Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5 (Graduate Student Only)

    COURSES 

    Listening, Speaking & Grammar

    Reading & Vocabulary 

    Writing & Grammar 

    In Online Intensive English Program, you receive weekly live and recorded lectures, individual and group assignments, and engage in discussions and communications with classmates and instructors. 

    CALENDAR 

    FALL 2021 August 30 - December 10, 2021
    SPRING 2022January 18 - May 6, 2021
    SUMMER 2022May 16 - August 12, 2021

  • Intensive English Program On Campus

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    ON CAMPUS INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM 

     

    LEVELS

    • Levels 1-5 (CEFR A1–B2) 

    COURSES

    1. Listening, Speaking & Grammar
    2. Reading and Vocabulary
    3. Writing & Grammar
    4. Multimodal literacy   
    5. TOEFL test preparation (Optional)

    FEATURES

    • 20 hours of classroom instruction 
    • Excursions to Chicago and other Illinois cultural and geographical sites  
    • Peer mentoring program  
    • Official TOEFL Testing Center on Campus  
    • Governors State University Campus Facilities - cafeteria, gym, clubs, and more! 
    • TOEFL/IELTS test scores waived by GSU for students who completed all the ELLC levels!  

    CALENDAR 

    FALL 2021 August 30 - December 10, 2021
    SPRING 2022January 18 - May 6, 2021
    SUMMER 2022May 16 - August 12, 2021
     

  • Part-time ESL

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    PART TIME ENGLISH CLASSES

     

    English Language Learning Center welcomes community members and GSU students who need additional language support through our program.  

    Part-time students will have flexible scheduling (3-15 hours) and resident-tuition rate (see tuition section below)  

     

  • Tuition

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    The English Language Learning Center is the cheapest university-based Intensive English Program in Chicagoland area!


    BENEFITS

    • You receive the same quality instructions for much less tuition
    • You do not need to take standardized English tests when you finish all the ELLC courses to start Governors State University programs!

    TUITION = $5,500 per semester including:

    • Tuition for 4 classes
    • Textbooks  
    • Placement and exit tests  
    • International student health insurance 
    • GSU Gym and Library
    • Parking  
    • Academic and cultural advising

    INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND ONLINE STUDENTS (OUTSIDE THE U.S)  *Not eligible for F-1/J-1 status.
    COURSES TUITION
    Listening & Speaking$1,000
    Reading & Vocabulary$1,000
    Writing$1,000
    Grammar$600
    Placement Test$50