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English Language Academy (ELA)

Learn English from highly qualified, experienced instructors in the heart of downtown Chicago. 

The English Language Academy (ELA) offers English programs as well as English language support for international students. Our comprehensive approach to academic English instruction focuses on language skills, university academic and social life, and contemporary American culture.


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English Language Programs

The ELA offers a full-time Intensive English Program (IEP) and the Summer Language & Culture Program (SLC). Our experienced instructors help students to achieve their language goals.

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ELA students at the International Resource Center

International Resource Center

The International Resource Center (IRC) offers academic support for international students and non-native English speakers at DePaul University. Find out how the IRC can help you achieve your academic goals. 

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Resources Offered

We offer a number of resources for current and future ELA students. We also support students, faculty and staff in the DePaul community.

Future ELA Students

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Current ELA Students

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DePaul International Students

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DePaul Faculty & Staff

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