Welcome to the intensive English Language program of the University of Michigan-Dearborn!

The English Language Proficiency Program (ELPP) prepares students from all over the world to achieve proficiency in English, and succeed in their academic field of study.

ELPP students are part of the University of Michigan family, and form an integral part of the Dearborn campus community. As part of the Michigan family, ELPP students have access to all the benefits of the University including student life, library resources, and student support services. The Dearborn campus is a safe, supportive, and ideal location to become immersed in American culture and the English language. 

Students choose from a variety of core classes as well as specialized courses to personalize and refine their English language skills. As an integral part of the Dearborn campus community, qualified students can make a seamless transition from the ELPP to UM-Dearborn undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs. 

Options are available for fully-online enrollment for the upcoming 2020/21 academic year! Learn more about available courses and online options on our Program Details page. 

Your Gateway to a University of Michigan Degree! 

By enrolling in intensive English courses through the ELPP, qualified students may be eligible for conditional admission to the University! Let us help you discover how the ELPP can be the gateway to your academic degree program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Learn more about conditional admission on the ELPP Program Highlights webpage

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Meet Our Faculty

Geraldine Pappas, Ed.D. ELPP Instructor and Curricula Coordinator
"ELPP provides a setting that is
conducive to learning in a diverse
and culturally rich environment.
Learning is fun and engaging
providing students with ample
opportunities to share their
creative talents. Students gain
crucial international experience
as they are exposed to the
American lifestyle."



ELPP courses are taught by highly qualified instructors having earned a master's degree, or higher. Meet the rest of the ELPP team on our staff and faculty profiles page


The English Language Proficiency Program, University of Michigan-Dearborn is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). The ELPP was recently awarded a 10-year re-accreditation, CEA's highest accreditation period. 

CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency. For further information about this accreditation, please contact the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.

The ELPP is also an institutional member of EnglishUSA, also known as the American Association of Intensive English Programs.

English Language Proficiency Program

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