VCU English Language Program

The English Language Program (ELP) is part of the Global Education Office (GEO) at Virginia Commonwealth University. Come learn English with us!

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English Language Program graduates cohort of proficient English speakers 05/12/2023

Congratulations to all of our 2023 ELP graduates! We are so proud of you!! 🎓🎉🎈

English Language Program graduates cohort of proficient English speakers Richmond, VA (May 11, 2023) — This spring, the Global Education Office will graduate 28 international students from its English Language Program as they complete the requirements of the three-level program. Students from 16 different countries have participated in varying levels of courses from be...


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Join others and support programs important to you TODAY!

Help us support our students in the programs that help them study abroad; help our international students achieve success; help students access our accredited ELP programs!

Visit our Giving Day page and donate today! All gifts are important!

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Brazil Website 03/16/2023

Friends in Brazil: VCU will be part of the EducationUSA tour in April! We will be visiting high schools and attending fairs in Sao Paulo, Fortaleza, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, and Río de Janeiro. Come talk to us in person about studying English or pursuing a degree at VCU! The link below has information on how to sign up to attend the fairs:

Brazil Website O EducationUSA é uma rede global de Centros de Orientação do Departamento de Estado Americano. No Brasil, existem mais de 40 Centros EducationUSA que têm a missão de facilitar o acesso a informações precisas, abrangentes e atualizadas sobre oportunidades de estudo no ensino superior nos EUA.


ELP students, see you tomorrow at Tea Time! New Spring II students and visitors are also welcome. :-)

Come enjoy some snacks and refreshments at our ELP Tea Time tomorrow, March 15 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the third floor lounge of West Grace Center. This is a great opportunity to expand your community within the English Language Program as well as practice all the language skills you have been learning. Or, come out to mix and mingle with our international students and learn about a new culture.

Hope to see you all there!

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Happening this evening!

Stop by the Global Cafe tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14, at West Grace Street Student Housing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the kitchen area. This is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of other cultures and meet students from diverse backgrounds. We will be partnering with the Latinx Student Association for this Cafe. There will be empanadas, coffee, and a Loteria game with prizes! Please register in advance on RamsConnect.

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We have scholarships available for new students in the Summer and Fall 2023 semesters! Full-time students can be selected for up to $2,000 in scholarship funds. For more information on how to apply, please check out this link:
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Summer is coming quickly! What are your plans? If they include learning English, we can help. We are now accepting applications for our Summer I and II sessions. Apply here:


Grammar is important for effective communication. Our in-person Grammar course will help you build fluency and confidence in using English grammar rules in your writing and speaking. Classes start on March 20! Check out the link below for more details:
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ELP is now enrolling for our Pronouncing American English course (March 21 - May 11). Improve your fluency, clarity, and understanding of spoken English! The course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm - 6:50 pm. Click here for more information:
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We are now accepting applications for our online TEFL Certificate Program this Summer! This program is designed for individuals who are interested in teaching English to multilingual students, locally, internationally or online. Courses are non-credit bearing, accommodate all levels, and do not require prior teaching experience. For more information, please visit our website:

Photos from VCU Global's post 02/16/2023

Here are some great photos from yesterday's Global Cafe!

Test Preparation Courses - Virginia Commonwealth University 02/15/2023

Are you preparing for the TOEFL Test? Let us help! Our online English Language Test Preparation course will start on March 20. Classes meet two times per week for 8 weeks. Cost: $450 (some partial scholarships are available!) Contact us or check out the link below for more details.

Test Preparation Courses - Virginia Commonwealth University You will learn about TOEFL, IELTS, and other English language proficiency tests and improve your language skills before taking a test. The course focuses on test-taking skills and strategies and on language skills, such as reading and listening for main ideas, facts, and inferences; planning for wri...


Don't miss the first Global Café of the semester on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 12:30 - 2 p.m., at 830 W. Grace St., in the WGN residence kitchen.

This first Café will celebrate and present the traditions of the many countries that celebrate the Lunar New Year, such as Vietnam, South Korea and China with games, prizes and snacks!

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Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks to everyone who helped us decorate our tree today with their thoughts about love and messages to loved ones. There are definitely some poets among us! 💌

Global Buddies Program forges international friendships 02/13/2023

"Two students participating in the program spoke about their experiences as Global Buddies. Caroline Richardson, a sophomore majoring in international studies from Williamsburg, Virginia; and Nilson Hack, a level-three student in the English Language Program from southern Brazil, found a special friendship when meeting each other through the Global Buddies Program. "

Global Buddies Program forges international friendships (Richmond, VA) February 2, 2023 — The Global Education Office’s Global Buddies Program pairs international students with English-speaking volunteers and gives them the opportunity to learn about new cultures, improve language skills and make a friend in the process. Students meet weekly with the...

Timeline photos 01/30/2023

Important reminder if you still need to submit your financial aid application for the next school year!

If you're attending VCU in the 2023-2024 school year, make sure you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1st, 2023! Get access to grants, scholarships, and low interest loans.

Reach out if you have any questions!

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FAFSA website:

Photos from VCU Global's post 01/26/2023

Thank you all for coming to our first Tea Time of the new semester!


The Global Education Office wishes you a happy holiday season!

The office will be closed during winter break from Thursday, December 22, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


Anyone looking for part-time work? Our office is hiring a part-time assistant adviser! ESL teaching experience is preferred, since you may be asked to step in as a classroom sub occasionally. Great co-workers and university students from more than 36 different countries! Apply at the link below, or for more information, please contact Dr. Moe Greene at [email protected]

ELP Assistant Advisor Summary:This position provides assistance to the English Language Program (ELP) in serving English language students and faculty on the VCU Monroe-Par...


As we continue to celebrate IEW '22 this week and International Students Day today, we are happy to feature some of our students who gave their thoughts about what international education means to them.

Meet Habibullah Frozesh, an English Language Program student from Afghanistan who will graduate from the program in December 22. Habibullah will be starting at VCU spring '23, and will major in computer science.

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Photos from VCU Global's post 10/31/2022
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And we will be there tomorrow and Saturday too! 😊


Be sure to join us for a special Global Café on Tuesday, October 4, 6 - 7:30 p.m. This October we're having a Fall Ball! Everyone is invited to participate in some popular fall U.S. traditions including pumpkin carving, classic fall treats and more! Registration ahead of time on RamsConnect is preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Meet us in the West Grace North kitchen area!

Hope to see you there!

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Ready to learn English? We are here to help!

For over two decades, the English Language Program has offered instruction, resources and support to students from over 100 countries. Whatever your academic, personal or career goals, our CEA-accredited program can help you achieve them.

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