The mission of the English Language Center (ELC) is to support the goals of the University of Denver by preparing English Language Learners with the necessary communicative and cultural competencies to be successful members of DU and other US institutions of Higher Education.


Following a placement test upon arrival at the ELC, students are assigned to one of the following six levels of English language study:

Foundations through Advanced High (5 levels)

  • 20 contact hours per week
  • Instruction in reading, writing, grammar, listening, speaking and pronunciation
  • Elective classes in upper levels: e.g. Service Learning and Digital Magazine
LAUNCH Curriculum
  • Students can earn up to 12 credits towards a DU degree
  • Courses focusing on academic writing, speaking, and U.S. culture
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This course is Campus based
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Sep 2019
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