English Language Program

Offered in: Chicago

The English Language Program is not a full bachelor's degree program. ELP instead provides a carefully planned series of courses designed to prepare and support non-native speakers of English for study at Roosevelt University. ELP offers courses in speaking, listening, grammar, reading, and writing at three levels:

  • Beginning level provides intensive practice in basic English skills at an elementary level for students who have little or no knowledge of English.
  • Intermediate level improves and extends control of the language for students who have some functional ability in basic English.
  • Advanced level enables students whose ability to speak, read, and write English is fairly good, but not adequate for a program of academic study without English language support, to participate successfully in most degree program courses.

For additional writing practice, degree-seeking students must enroll in a more advanced, transition-level writing class: ELP 110 COMPOSITION-BRIDGE LEVEL (undergraduate) or ELP 111 COMPOSITION-BRIDGE LEVEL (graduate). Roosevelt University 's English Language Proficiency Test determines student placement within the program.

Requirements

No degree credit is granted for ELP courses at the 80 or 90 levels. Courses at the 106 level or above carry credit toward undergraduate degrees. No ELP courses carry credit toward graduate degrees.

Conversation
Practice in speaking and understanding English in both social and academic settings with emphasis on effective communication strategies, listening comprehension, pronunciation, and overall fluency:
ELP 086SPEAKING & LISTENING - LEVEL I3
ELP 096SPEAKING & LISTENING -LEVEL II3
ELP 106SPEAKING & LISTENING LVL III3
Grammar
Written and oral practice in grammatical structures of American English primariliy for academic but also for social purposes:
ELP 087GRAMMAR - LEVEL I3
ELP 097GRAMMAR - LEVEL II3
ELP 107GRAMMAR - LEVEL III3
Reading
Practice in college-level reading skills and vocabulary development, including training in using the library and doing research:
ELP 088READING - LEVEL I3
ELP 098READING - LEVEL II3
ELP 108READING - LEVEL III3
Writing
Development of composition skills in American English with emphasis on effective expression of ideas for academic purposes:
ELP 089WRITING - LEVEL 13
ELP 099WRITING - LEVEL II3
ELP 109WRITING - LEVEL III3
ELP 110/111COMPOSITION-BRIDGE LEVEL3
Total Credit Hours15