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 of instruction per week in English and American culture. We also have computer lab time, workshops, and civic engagement as key components of our program. Our small class sizes provide 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.

To see more about what we do, click here to view an Animoto video.

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 Term ends
Fall 2017  August 28-September 1  September 5, 2017  December 12
Winter 2018 TBD January 3, 2018 April 17
Spring 2018 TBD May 1, 2018 August 15, 2018