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University of Denver

Study in One of the Best Places to Live in the US

English language students can expect the best at the University of Denver (DU) in Colorado. From small class sizes to dynamic student programs, DU offers students the tools and opportunities they need to thrive.

The university’s location is also desirable for students when it comes to safety, job prospects, and quality of life. In fact, Denver was ranked #2 “Best Places to Live” by U.S. News & World Report in 2017.

The English Language Center

For over 40 years DU’s English Language Center (ELC) has been preparing students for academic success. Completion of the ELC fulfills the English proficiency requirement, allowing students to enroll in DU programs without taking the TOEFL or IELTS exams. Sessions are offered four times per year and include:

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  • Newly designed intensive English program
  • 20 hours of study
  • Advanced-level content courses
  • Elective courses
    • Service Learning
    • Sustainability
    • STEM Preparation
    • Professional Communication
    • American Culture (Music, Sports, and more)
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LAUNCH Curriculum

International undergraduate students enrolled at DU have the unique opportunity to fulfill their required language studies by taking 12 credits in English. The LAUNCH Curriculum includes the courses:

  • Exploring US Culture
  • Speaking Strategically
  • Writing that Matters

Student Support

Students have a personalized learning experience and are supported in many ways:

  • Small class sizes—average 15 students or less
  • One-on-one advising
  • All teachers have master’s-level training
  • Diverse teaching—teachers have lived, worked, and traveled in over 100 countries
  • International Student Scholar Services—support from immigration to employment questions

ELC Student Experience

Yao He, DU Undergraduate Student from China

  • “Studying in the ELC is an unforgettable experience for me. I learned a lot of American culture, so I can fit in the new environment quickly. There are many interesting activities and field trips. I got lots of chances to visit different and interesting places in Denver. In addition, I made friends with many classmates, who are from different countries. The ELC does provide an excellent environment for international students to improve our English and help us get ready for being a college student.”

Andrea Guevara, DU LLM Alumnus from Venezuela

Ken Akamatsu, DU Undergraduate Student from Japan

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