College of Liberal Arts

English language center

Mini Courses

The English Language Center offers short term courses for those who require specialized language training for employment or related special needs. These courses range from eight to 13 weeks and are designed to focus on a particular language skill. Au pairs, visiting professor spouses, or anyone in the community can enroll and benefit from these courses. Contact the ELC for specific course information and costs. To apply, legal residents and visitors on J, B, or H visas should complete the first two pages of the application.  F-1 students may take one of these classes in addition to their regular program courses.  Financial documents are not necessary.

For information about our English Conversation and Culture Class - perfect for au pairs or anyone interested in learning about American education - click here

Language Training With a Specific Focus


TOEFL Preparation classes are offered on Tues. and Thurs. each semester from 6:30-9:00. Cost: $625; $50 application fee; NO activities fees; prepares students for the new iBT.  Paper based TOEFL test  not included.

Accent Modification

This course will help reduce your accent and is ideal for business people, faculty, and students alike!  Classes are small and custom-tailored to individual needs.

Public Presentations and Speaking Class

This 10-session class meets once a week for 3 hours and is limited in size to allow individualized attention for each participant. Learn the basics of giving a presentation while working on personal grammar and pronunciation concerns. Public speaking is difficult for most people, even English speakers, but it can be especially daunting for immigrants whose first language is not English. Giving presentations has become an integral part of many jobs, especially in the fields of business and science. Many factors can affect a presentation: organization, preparation, comprehensibility, pronunciation, even non-verbal cues. Join the English Language Center's Public Speaking class to enhance your skillsand build your confidence. Call the English Language Center for more information. .

Individually Designed Classes for Businesses

The ELC will also design a course to meet the special needs of companies or organizations upon request. Contact the ELC office for more information about creating special courses for your specific needs.

The ELC at Towson University, Towson, Maryland - a fully-accredited 4 year institution




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