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ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ACADEMY

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

WHY DEPAUL UNIVERSITY’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACADEMY (ELA)?
 

The region’s premier English language program

features intensive instruction and a diverse student

population. ELA prepares students for university study

and professional advancement in the global workplace.
 

•   Quarter-based academic calendar – 4 start dates

     per year
•   Conditional admission to most undergraduate and

     graduate programs
•   Easy transition to undergraduate and graduate

     programs with no TOEFL or IELTS
•   Small class sizes with about 10-17 students
•   Experienced instructors with advanced degrees
•   18 hours of in-class instruction per week across 5

     levels
•   Courses offered in 4 skills: Writing, Reading,

     Grammar, and Spoken English/Listening
•   Outstanding university support for non-native

     English speakers
•   Individual conversation partner opportunities with

     trained American students to practice speaking/

     listening skills
•   Access to all student services and resources

     offered by DePaul University

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY FACTS
 

•   Ranked #125 by U.S. News World and World Report
•   Founded in
1898
•   The largest Catholic university in the United States
•   More than
22,000 students
•   
300+ undergraduate majors and graduate programs
•   
97% of classes taught by faculty members, not

     teaching assistants
•   
15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
•   Students from all
50 states and 114 countries
•   Over
90% success rate for recent graduates across

     all levels
•   
350+ student organizations

CHICAGO

CHICAGO BY THE NUMBERS:

As a student in Chicago, you will have

access to a thriving metropolis with a rich

cultural history. The third-largest city in the

United States, Chicago is a fantastic place

for entertainment and culture of all kinds.

•   552 Parks - Millennium Park and Grant

     Park are just steps away from campus
•   
42 kilometers of lakefront paths and 24

     beaches along Lake Michigan
•   
60 museums, 200 art galleries, and 20

     neighborhood art centers
•   
250 theatres, 225 music venues, and 200

     dance companies
• 
 7,300 restaurants in the Chicagoland area
•   
7 professional sport teams

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM (IEP)
 

Our comprehensive approach to academic English instruction focuses on language

skills, university academic and social life, and contemporary American culture. The

Intensive English Program offers five levels of Academic English. New students receive

a thorough English proficiency evaluation to ensure proper level assignment. 
 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST
 

•   Online Application
•   $80 Application Fee
•   Application Essay

2020-2021 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

TERM

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR OVERSEAS APPLICANTS

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS WITHIN THE US

PROGRAM BEGINS

PROGRAM ENDS

Fall 2020

July 1, 2020

November 19, 2020

September 8, 2020

August 1, 2020

March 18, 2021

January 5, 2021

December 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

Winter 2021

June 1, 2021

June 22, 2021

March 30, 2021

August 19, 2021

June 10, 2021

March 1, 2021

February 1, 2021

May 1, 2021

Summer 2021

Spring 2021

COSTS

Other fees include health insurance, U-Pass, and approximate textbook costs. Health

insurance fee varies by term—approximately $72 per month.

FALL, WINTER & SPRING TERMS (10 WEEKS)

SUMMER TERM (8 WEEKS)

$3,595

$600

$3,295

$550

Other fees (approximate)

Tuition

SUMMER LANGUAGE & CULTURE PROGRAM 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Want to enjoy a beautiful summer in

Chicago while improving your English

skills? Enroll in our Summer English

Language & Cultural Program, where you

will study alongside a diverse group of

students while learning about American

culture and America’s third largest city.
 

•   Held in July every year
•   Language & Culture course

     with excursions
•   Led by DePaul’s outstanding English

     Language Academy (ELA) faculty
•   Classes meet Monday through

     Friday, with 15 class hours per week

     including excursions
•   Many opportunities to apply your

     in-class learning during excursions
•   Minimum age: 16 years old
•   Non-credit program

•   Online Application
•   Short Video
•   Application Deadline: June 1

PROGRAM COST: $1,335

STUDENT SERVICES
 

HOUSING
 

DePaul offers limited on-campus housing

for students on both the Lincoln Park and

Loop campuses. Please view the DePaul

University Department of Housing page

for more information. Other options

include homestay, apartments, or private

dormitories. Please view our Off Campus

Housing page for more information about

those options.
 

HEALTH INSURANCE
 

AMITA SAGE MEDICAL GROUP
 

STUDENT DISCOUNTS

 

LIBRARIES AND COMPUTER LABS
 

COUNSELING SERVICES

ELA students with an F1 visa are required to

carry health insurance coverage. They are

automatically enrolled in DePaul’s student

health plan through ISO Student Health

Insurance. 
 

Students can purchase basic health services

from AMITA Sage Medical Group for $60

per quarter. The clinic provides only minor

services. For more details, please review

Health Services. This is an 
additional service to the required health

insurance. 
 

Trained counselors are available to help

students adapt to the many challenges that

come with studying abroad. 

ELA students receive DePaul University

student ID cards which give students access

to all university facilities, such as libraries,

computer labs, and public access printers.

The DePaul University Demon Discounts

program offers discounted pricing on a

variety of services around the city. The

complete list of discounts is extensive and

includes dining, entertainment, retail 

stores and more.

FAQS
 

CAN I APPLY FOR DEPAUL UNIVERSITY’S DEGREE

PROGRAMS WITHOUT A TOEFL SCORE IF I STUDY

AT ELA?

Students who complete the University Bridge level (the

highest level) at ELA can use the University Bridge

certificate to apply for most undergraduate programs

and many graduate programs at DePaul University.

Please contact ELA for available programs. 

WHERE ARE ELA STUDENTS FROM? 

ELA students come from 35 to 40 countries around 

the world.

HOW CAN I MEET AMERICAN STUDENTS?

Yes, ELA students will receive a DePaul student email

address. With the account, they will have access to

Office 365 for free. For more details, please review

Student Email/Office 365.

ELA students are eligible to join student clubs

and activities. DePaul offers over thirty intramural

activities. The ELA Club offers opportunities for social

engagement within the ELA and DePaul community. 

Chicago boasts the second-largest rapid transit

system in the United States. This public transportation

system serves the city and surrounding suburbs with

commuter trains, regularly scheduled busses, and the

famous Chicago “L.”

CAN I GET A DEPAUL STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESS?

WHAT KIND OF TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE 

IN CHICAGO?


 

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English Language Academy
25 East Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1700
Chicago, Illinois 60604
USA

Telephone +1 (312) 362-6455