The East Carolina University Language Academy (ECULA) advances the University's internationalization and diversity goals through the provision of high-quality intensive English training to non-native speakers, enabling them to achieve the linguistic proficiency and cultural competency required for successful academic endeavor at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.  Teaching, administration, and continuous evaluation of ECULA courses assure the program's compliance with established national and international standards.


The ECU Language Academy (ECULA) provides high-quality English instruction for students and professionals from all over the world. It is a nationally accredited English for Academic Purposes program, preparing its students to meet their future academic goals. We offer small classes of less than 10 students and personal attention.

The ECULA program supports ECU by building the language skills of future ECU students. Students coming to ECU through our conditional admission program can advance directly into an ECU undergraduate or graduate degree program once they complete ECULA.

After leaving ECULA, most students stay right on campus and enter ECU, beginning study in their chosen field. ECU has nine undergraduate schools, a graduate school and two professional schools, preparing students for careers in business, engineering, health and medicine, computer science, and many more areas. The Princeton Review has named ECU one of the “Best Schools in the Southeast.”

If you need additional English instruction, apply now! ECULA is the place for you!  

Upcoming Sessions

TermTerm Dates Application Deadline Orientation & Placement Test 
Spring Semester 2019January 7 -
April 25
We operate on rolling admissions

Encouraged deadlines

Within U.S.:
January 3, 2019

Outside U.S.:
December 10, 2018
January 4, 2019


East Carolina University Language Academy is proud to be accredited through the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.

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For a complete list of the CEA Standards, please click here.
For more information on how to file a complaint against an Accredited Program, please click here.
In the event of a complaint, you are strongly encouraged to speak with the Program Director.