When deciding where to study abroad in the United States, there is a lot to consider. You’ll want to find a city with affordable housing options, a thriving culture and entertainment scene and, of course, world class educational opportunities. One city that fits this description perfectly is Champaign, Illinois, part of the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area.
- School Size
- Type of School
University/Intensive English Program
- Student Body Gender
- Religious Affiliation
- Scholarships for International Students
- Conditional Admission Available
Accreditation and Certification
CEA, EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member
Type of Housing
- Social Media
DePaul University's English Language Academy (ELA), founded in 1996, is an intensive English as a second language program that prepares high school and university graduates for admission to an American university. ELA's courses concentrate on four main areas of language instruction: reading & vocabulary development; writing (composition & rhetoric, including word processing); grammar; and listening & speaking (pronunciation, focused listening skills and spoken English). Classes meet five days a week, generally from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., averaging 18 hours per week.
Courses are offered at five levels: foundations, intermediate, high-intermediate, advanced and university bridge. A placement test determines the appropriate level for each student. Successful students progress from level to level each term. The ELA also operates a special program in TOEFL preparation, the TOEFL Intensive Program (TIP).
Founded in 1898, DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the United States, with an enrollment of more than 25,000 students. It offers a wide range of academic and professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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DePaul University English Language Academy
25 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago IL 60604-2217
- Applied Mathematics
- Applied Statistics
- Art History
- Arts and Design
- Arts and Humanities
- Business Information Systems
- Child Development
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice
- Cyber Security
- Digital Recording Arts
- English Literature
- Environmental Studies and Sustainability
- Film Studies
- Global & Area Studies
- Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
- Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Hospitality Business Management
- Human Resource Management
- International Relations
- Liberal Arts
- Media and Information Studies
- Music Composition
- Political Science
- Public Relations
- Special Education
- Studio Art
- Supply Chain Management
- Video Game Design
- Women's and Gender Studies
- World Politics (BA)
- English for Academic Purposes
- English Language (ESL)
- Intensive English
- Summer Intensive English
- TOEFL and Test Preparation
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An interview with Noriko Okumura, from Japan, who is studying in Chicago. Noriko is an MBA student at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business/DePaul University specializing in International Business. She studied in DePaul’s English Language Academy (ELA).