The Wilkes University English Language Center offers an assortment of programs to meet the varying needs of adult English-language learners.
You will find our programming challenging and enjoyable, and our classes and curriculum demanding and fun. Develop critical thinking, academic and professional skills as you learn from teachers who are well trained, highly experienced and truly dedicated to their students. Advance your skills and learn to succeed in an English-speaking and multicultural world.
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Quickly develop fluency in the English language and American culture in as little as one semester. Our Intensive English Program is designed to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to prepare you for your enrollment at Wilkes or another American university.
Our flexible University Preparatory Program, offered online and on campus, will equip you to succeed in U.S. university study and in life.
Work closely with other students as you develop critical thinking, academic and professional skills. We offer multiple opportunities to obtain the 60 hours or 72 hours/6 credits au pairs need while you learn from our dedicated, highly experienced teachers and fun, challenging curriculum.
The English Language Center provides specially designed programs for groups, including a variety of English for Specific Purposes (ESP), short-term academic and teacher training programs.
The teachers are wonderful. When I came here, I wondered if I would miss my family. But when I see the teachers and meet with them during office hours, they help me with any difficulties. They are like my second family.Raad Alosaimi | IEP Program Student
When I came to this program I did not know how to write a complete sentence in English, much less say it. With time, practice and the help of my teachers, I am now able to start a conversation and organize my ideas better.Hector Lange Aparicio | Biochemistry '25, IEP Program '21
The English Language Center will always have a place in my heart...You will find a top-quality academic program taught by expert instructors who are passionate about helping students learn English.Khadija Albardweel | Nursing '26, IEP Program '21
The Wilkes University English Language Center provides English for academic and professional programming which supports the core Wilkes values of mentorship, scholarship, diversity, innovation and community.
For more information about the English Language Center, please contact:Dr. Kimberly Niezgoda