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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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  • End of Term Party
    2016-12-08 17:00:00 2016-12-08 20:00:00 40 End of Term Party

    December 8 is the last day of the Intensive English Program for ESL 091, 092, 093 and 094.

    The End of Term Party will be in the Marriott Hotel in East Lansing from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Join us to celebrate your hard work this semester!


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  • Recommended Arrival Date for New International Students
    2017-01-05 08:00:00 2017-01-05 20:45:00 40 Recommended Arrival Date for New International Students

    Housing Information: Early Arrival:  We do not recommend arriving before January 5th.  

    Although all residence halls of Michigan State University will be open for Spring Semester 2017 beginning Thursday, January 5th, at 8:00 a.m. for new international students who have a confirmed reservation, the ELC will not be scheduling any activities before January 6th.   

    Students arriving prior to January 5th 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 ELC Student Orientation Part 1
    2017-01-06 08:45:00 2017-01-06 11:00:00 40 New ELC Student Orientation Part 1

    For all new ELC students:

    You must attend this orientation to get a ticket for the MSU English Language Test. You must attend New ELC Student Orientation Part 1 and 2.  

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  • New ELC Student Orientation Part 2
    2017-01-09 11:00:00 2017-01-09 13:00:00 40 New ELC Student Orientation Part 2

    All new ELC students must attend this orientation.

    Bring your passport and Form I-20.



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  • Class Schedule Pick up
    2017-01-10 11:30:00 2017-01-10 12:00:00 40 Class Schedule Pick up

    All ELC students must come pick up their class schedules for Spring Semester 2017. 

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
    2017-01-16 07:00:00 2017-01-16 18:30:00 40 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

    Each year on the third Monday in January, Michigan State University faculty, students, and staff join with members of the Lansing community to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and to reflect on his message of civil rights and social justice for all through nonviolent means.

    Events are being planned around campus and in the neighboring community. 


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