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The English Language and Training Academy

Battelle Memorial Building on AU Campus

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. It provides:

  • 18 hours of instruction per week.
  • Three levels of instruction from intermediate to advanced.
  • Guest lectures, workshops, conversation partners, and site visits into DC.
  • Conditional Admission Opportunities
  • Access to all AU facilities, including the library, athletic center, clubs and organizations, and Academic Support and Access Center.
  • Visa support for qualified international students.
  • Member of EnglishUSA

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Fall 2017 Deadlines:

International Students:

  • Priority Deadline: May 26
  • Final Deadline: June 30
Domestic Students: 
  • August 21

Spring 2018 Deadlines:

International Students:

  • Priority Deadline: September 15
  • Final Deadline: October 13
Domestic Students:
  • January 9

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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..."