Welcome to the English Language Program

The English Language Program (ELP) is an Intensive English Program designed to develop students’ skills in reading, vocabulary, writing, grammar, listening and speaking for academic purposes. Students that do not meet the University of Michigan-Flint language proficiency requirement take a language placement exam upon arrival and are placed into the appropriate level English courses.

Full time ELP students receive 22 hours per week of English and American culture instruction. Our small class sizes average 15-20 students, providing a learning atmosphere that encourages interaction and student input.

The English courses are taught by TESOL trained instructors who have experience teaching and living abroad. In addition to academics, the program immerses students in the local community and offers organized, activities on and off campus.


UM-Flint English Language Pathway Program for Conditionally Admitted Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate freshman and transfer students who do not meet the language proficiency requirement may be admitted to the UM-Flint English Language Pathway Program on a conditional basis. 

  • Students admitted to the English Language Program with a 5.0 overall IELTS score (or the equivalent) as confirmed by the English Placement Test (EPT), may be placed in Level Six full-time. Students in Level Six may also have the option of concurrently taking up to 4 credit hours of select academic courses.  
  • Enrolled students will matriculate as a UM-Flint degree-seeking student upon successful completion of ELP full-time (Level Six) with a grade 'B' or better.
  • Students in the English Language Pathway Program are required to enroll in LIN104 during their first year of academic studies after successful completion of the ELP.

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Program details
Duration: 14 weeks
Starting Semesters: September, January, May
Location: Flint, Michigan, U.S.A.

Important dates

Term Orientation Date(s) Classes begin Final exams end

Fall 2016

August 29-September 2

September 6

December 13

Winter 2017

January 2-3

January 4

April 22

Spring 2017 April 27 May 1 August 19
Fall 2017 August 28-September 1 (tentaiv September 5 December 20