English Language Center

The English Language Center provides international students with the English language skills needed for successful academic transition to the university and for continued professional and personal success.

Fall 2021 Announcement

The ELC has resumed in-person classes for the Fall 2021 semester, August 30 to December 10. 



Contacting the English Language Center

In July, the ELC will resume regular office hours on campus but on a limited schedule. For Fall semester, we anticipate normal operations.

Please contact us at this time via e-mail: . This is the preferred method of communication. 

Immigration information for new international students. 

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Immigration information for current international students. 

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Interested in our Intensive Academic English program?

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The ELC is located in the center of the beautiful Towson University campus. You will meet people from all over the world as you study, participate in cultural and social events, and use campus recreational facilities. The Towson ELC is a semester-long program with fall, spring and summer semesters.


ELC students in class

Intensive Academic English

For over thirty years, the Towson ELC has been offering state-of-the-art academic language instruction to students representing more than 80 countries. You will be placed in one of six levels of proficiency to help you build and strengthen your academic English language skills.

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ELC students taking a test

TOEFL and IELTS preparation program

We offer a 10-week preparation course in the spring and fall terms and an 8-week course in the summer for the International English Language Testing System exam and the Test of English as a Foreign Language paper and internet-based tests.

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International Student Housing

Towson University offers a variety of housing options for international students.

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