Welcome to the English Language Program (ELP) website. SVSU's ELP focuses on developing students' English proficiency in reading, listening, writing, speech and grammar. International students who study ELP at SVSU have the opportunity to interact with U.S. students, and faculty from around the world. They will experience U.S. culture while learning on a beautiful, modern campus that offers state-of-the-art facilities and enjoy the cultural and athletic programs available to all SVSU students. Satisfactory completion of ELP allows students to matriculate into traditional academic programs leading to a university degree.
During the academic year, full-time students are required 22 hours each week for in-class language instruction, which equals 5.5 hours per day, 4 days per week. The average class size is 12 students allowing for individualized attention.