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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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  • North American International Auto Show
    2017-01-18 08:30:00 2017-01-18 17:00:00 40 North American International Auto Show


    Join the English Language Center at the 2017 Auto Show in Detroit, MI on Wednesday, January 18th from 8:30am to 5:00pm.  Tickets are $30 and include transportation and entrance to the auto show.  Lunch is not included. Bring money for food and souvenirs. 

    The deadline to sign up for this event is Friday,  January 13th at 5:00pm in the ELC front office, Wells Hall B-230. Please bring a check or exact change. 

    No refunds.


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  • Chicago Day Trip
    2017-01-21 06:00:00 2017-01-21 19:00:00 40 Chicago Day Trip

    When:  Saturday, January 21st , 6 a.m.– Midnight (Leave Chicago at 7 p.m.)

    What:  A one-day trip to Chicago. A bus will take you to downtown Chicago and drop you off. You can spend the day as you wish.  You will have a meeting time and place to get back on the bus and return to MSU.

    Cost:  $50* = transportation to and from Chicago only. You must bring your own spending money for shopping, sightseeing, and food.

    *The deadline to sign up and pay for this event at the English Language Center Front Office (Wells Hall B-230) is Tuesday, January 18th at 5:00pm.  NO REFUNDS! 

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  • Shopping at Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall
    2017-01-28 08:15:00 2017-01-28 18:00:00 40 Shopping at Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall

    When:  Saturday, January 28, 8:15 am-6:00 pm

    Where:  Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall (185 outlet stores) in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  We will take a bus or van to the outlet and spend the day shopping.  There are many restaurants and food shops in the mall for lunch . Meet at 8:15 am at the Wells Hall B entrance at the bottom of the stairway that leads to the ELC. Do NOT be late!!

    Cost:  $15* for round-trip transportation to the shopping mall.  Bring money for lunch and shopping. Learn more about Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall:http://www.greatlakescrossingoutlets.com/

    *Please sign up and pay (cash or check)

    at the English Language Center Office

    in Wells Hall B-230.

    Deadline: Tuesday 1/24 at 5:00 p.m.

    No Refunds!

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  • English Partners in Communication Registration Open
    2017-01-31 18:30:00 2017-01-31 19:00:00 40 English Partners in Communication Registration Open


    Welcome to EPIC:

    English Partners in Communication!

    EPIC offers a course each spring to improve conversation skills for adult speakers of English as a second language.

    Just a few of the benefits learning English with EPIC:

    • 5 different levels of proficiency - all levels of ability are welcome!
    • experienced teachers and native-speaking conversation partners
    • opportunities to build vocabulary and speaking confidence
    • feedback to develop communication strategies
    • tips on how to start conversations
    • ability to practice small talk
    • low cost ($15.00)
    • and the potluck!


    TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017

    WELLS HALL, B-WING, 6:30 p.m.





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  • Henry Ford Museum
    2017-02-18 09:00:00 2017-02-18 16:30:00 40 Henry Ford Museum

    When:  Saturday, February 18, 9:00 am-4:30 pm

    Where:  Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI

    What:  We’ll spend the day at Henry Ford Museum, a museum dedicated to American inventions.  For more information, see www.thehenryford.org

    Cost:  $40  Price includes transportation and entrance to the museum.  Bring money for lunch and souvenirs.


    *The deadline to sign up and pay for this event at the English Language Center front office (Wells Hall B-230) is Tuesday, February 14 at 5pm. 


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  • Spring Break
    2017-03-06 08:00:00 2017-03-10 17:00:00 40 Spring Break

    MSU is on Spring Break; No classes during this week.

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