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English Language Program

ELP Mission Statement

 The mission of the English Language Program is to serve non-native speakers of English and the university by

  • offering a full range of intensive English classes,
  • assessing language proficiency,
  • developing special programs for short-term and exchange groups,
  • orienting students to American culture and the academic environment,
  • providing academic and personal advising, and
  • facilitating students' transition to degree programs through support courses

in the belief that the university community as well as the language learners will be enriched through their participation at Kansas State University.

About ELP

The English Language Program is an intensive language program associated with Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. The program is a member of UCIEP (the Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs) and AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Language Programs.) UCIEP and AAIEP accept only programs that meet high standards. The ELP is also accredited by CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation), which is “the only specialized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S.” The ELP recently received 10-year re-accreditation from CEA.  

The English Language Program's (ELP) primary purpose is to provide English instruction to students who are qualified to begin university work but do not meet English proficiency standards for the university. The program also offers English instruction to international students who choose to come for language training only or as a study abroad experience.