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SPExS ELTA Sara Valeri

Sara Valeri

"ELTA is a qualified program that is going to take your English, as well as your professional and academic skills to the next level. It is a really intensive program. With a lot of work but also a really broad opportunity to learn, with a beautiful and comfy environment that American University and D.C. provides. The instructors were A+, really good. I learned a lot, and now I feel more prepared in advanced academic activities."

SPExS ELTA Fumitaka Cho

Fumitaka Cho

"ELTA broadened my perspective to various kinds of English such as vocabulary in daily conversation and literature. In addition, it was great experience for me to meet students from various countries. It was a small class and full of homey atmosphere, which really contributed to our learning. I strongly recommend ELTA to future students."


Kate Prysiazhniuk

"[The] ELTA program is a great way to improve your spoken and written English. Moreover, it is a great opportunity for students to learn about American history and culture, as well as explore Washington DC. I met a lot of wonderful people from different countries who will stay my friends forever. In addition, ELTA program has patient and caring teachers, who are really engaged with the students and passionate about our success. I hope that this program will continue to help many students to achieve their goals, just as it helped me. "

ELTA Student Mei Xue

Mei Xue

"This is my second semester in ELTA. I cannot help saying thanks to ELTA since my English has exploded here. I never felt so confident to communicate with people in English even though I have been learning English for more than 30 years since I was 7 years old. We not only have excellent teachers who are all very high quality in teaching, but we can also take advantage of the great resources from AU and other neighbor universities around DC, like libraries, academic support, learning centers, social clubs, even gyms and swimming pools.

Furthermore, we have diversity of our classmates who come from all over the world with all kinds of careers so we can easily make great friendships. It has helped me to make good preparation for further positions in my career. By the way, the teachers always challenge us and are very responsible to their students. You have to study hard, but you will really benefit a lot from ELTA."