Program Details


Hours of Instruction

Full-time students are expected to attend at least 18 hours per week of English instruction in addition to required service learning activities.  These activities give students a chance to use their English skills with native speakers, develop connections with native and non-native students, and help the local community.

Individual courses meet anywhere from one to nine hours per week in a variety of day/time options.  For more information, see the detailed course descriptions.

Detailed Course Descriptions


Course Length

The ELPP follows UM-Dearborn's academic calendar.

This includes the following semesters (the months listed are only intended to give a general outline of the duration of each semester):

  • Fall: September - December
  • Winter: January - April
  • Summer:
    • Summer I - May - June
    • Summer II - July - August

Academic Calendar


Course Offerings

The ELPP offers various courses to support English learners from beginning proficiency levels up through highly advanced levels.  Courses include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Writing/Grammar
  • Reading/Vocabulary
  • Oral Communication (Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation)
  • English Proficiency Test Prep
  • Specially designed English courses to supplement academic coursework
  • Specially designed math courses

For more information see detailed course descriptions.

Detailed Course Descriptions