American University’s ELTA is an intensive, full-time program for students who wish to improve their English language skills while becoming closely oriented with American culture.

English Language Instruction

  • 18 hours of classroom instruction per week
  • Three levels of instruction from intermediate to advanced

American Culture Immersion

  • Guest lectures, workshops, conversation partners, and site visits into DC
  • Access to all AU facilities, including the library, athletic center, clubs & organizations, and Academic Support & Access Center

Application Deadlines

Fall 2017

  • International Students: June 30
  • US Students: August 21

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English USA: The American Association of Intensive English Programs

ELTA is a part of English USA which has a membership base of over 470 organizations that support and promote quality standards for intensive English programs in the United States.