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.

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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

English Conversation and Culture Program

Our English Conversation and Culture Program is a 12 week course designed for part-time students and au pairs. Meetings are held once a week for 3 hours to enhance language fluency and cultural understanding.

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Private Tutorial Program

We offer private tutoring by our experienced ESL teaching specialists to middle and high school students seeking language enrichment, as well as university students and professionals aiming to enhance writing and communication skills.

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Student Experiences 

English Language Center students

A Day in the Life of a Towson ELC Student

Featuring Italo De Dea

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