English Language Program
Georgia Southern University

Our Philosophy

The English Language Program at Georgia Southern University offers an active, student-centered approach to learning. Our academically intensive program supports the idea that whole language practice in all four skill areas—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—should be active rather than passive.

Students of the ELP at Georgia Southern will experience life as a traditional student through engaging academic curriculum and activities. All instructors use the latest technologies in their classrooms for innovative learning experiences.

Mission: To enrich the lives of English learners through a professionally-supported English language program, assisting them in achieving their goals as they become confident, competent, and successful in becoming fluent speakers of the English language.

Vision: To continue to educate and provide services for a diverse population: racially, culturally, ethnically, and academically, within an expanding university setting.

What We Offer

Oumou Ouangre, Fall 2017–Spring 2018 ELP Student

  • An interactive and engaging curriculum that help expand your knowledge of the English language
  • Expertly-trained, caring and motivated faculty and staff to provide you with valued experiences
  • Low student-teacher ratio
  • Affordable tuition and living costs
  • A large-scale, small feel university community with internationally recognized resources
  • Celebrate international cultures through various campus events, groups, and organizations
  • Program location within the small, safe city of Statesboro, GA
  • Historic and popular destinations nearby:
    • Savannah, GA – 1 hour away
    • Hilton Head Island, SC – 2 hours away
    • Atlanta, GA – 3 hours away
    • Jacksonville, FL – 3 hours away
    • Orlando, FL (Disney World) – 6 hours away
  • An award-winning university to continue your undergraduate or graduate degree program
  • Opportunities for English proficiency for business and career development

The ELP is housed within the Division of Continuing Education at Georgia Southern University. Continuing Education at Georgia Southern is one of the largest University providers of professional and personal development education south of Atlanta. The division works to provide extended learning to customers and clients that are located regionally, nationally and internationally. The Division offers a variety of courses through face-to-face, customized or online course options. As an ELP student at Georgia Southern University, you will have the ability to take advantage of the many courses offered through Continuing Education.

Learn more by visiting www.GeorgiaSouthern.edu/conted.

Last updated: 7/17/2018


English Language Program, An Extension of the Department of Writing and Linguistics

P.O. Box 8026, Statesboro, GA 30460 • elp@georgiasouthern.edu