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Welcome to the English Language Center! 

The English Language Center (ELC) exists to empower international students to become full participants in the university community through instruction in language, cultural awareness, and study skills. 

To join us, or to learn more about our programs, click one of the buttons below:

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The Michigan State University English Language Center (ELC)  is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and agrees to uphold the CEA standards for English Language Programs. 


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  • Recommended Arrival Date for Summer Semester
    2017-05-11 07:00:00 2017-05-11 16:41:00 40 Recommended Arrival Date for Summer Semester

    May 11th is the recommended arrival date for students taking summer semester in the ELC. 

    Housing Information: Early Arrival:  We do not recommend arriving before May 11.  

    • All residence halls of Michigan State University will be open for Summer Semester 2017 beginning Wednesday, May 10th, at 8:00 a.m. for new international students who have a confirmed reservation. 

    Students arriving prior to May 10th will need to find alternate housing. Book your hotel room as far in advance as possible. Hotel options are available at:  http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/documents/students/hotelsmap.pdf

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  • New Student Orientation
    2017-05-12 08:30:00 2017-05-12 17:00:00 40 New Student Orientation

    1. New ELC Student Orientation A

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    You must attend Orientation A to get your ticket for the MSUELT. You must attend Orientations A, B, & C.

    • MSU Student ID Cards

    2. MSUELT (MSU English Language Test)

         Wells Hall B125

    • Bring two forms of ID – Passport / MSU ID.


    3. New ELC Student Orientation B

         Olds Hall 012

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  • NEW ELC Student Orientation Part C
    2017-05-15 11:00:00 2017-05-15 12:30:00 40 NEW ELC Student Orientation Part C

    NEW ELC StudentOrientation C

    You MUST attend Orientations A, B & C.

    • Bring passport and I-20
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  • New Student Welcome Reception
    2017-05-15 13:00:00 2017-05-15 14:00:00 40 New Student Welcome Reception

    New students will have lunch; meet and greet ELC faculty 

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  • Class Schedule Pick Up
    2017-05-16 09:00:00 2017-05-16 09:20:00 40 Class Schedule Pick Up

    Summer Semester students should pick up their class schedules in Wells Hall B342 at 9:00am. Classes will begin at 9:30am. 

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  • Last Day of IEP Class
    2017-08-10 09:00:00 2017-08-10 15:00:00 40 Last Day of IEP Class

    Last day of the summer semester 2017. 

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