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ECU Language Academy


East Carolina University Language Academy (ECULA)

Mission Statement

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.

An Intensive English Program for the 21st century

  • Friendly and patient instructors who all have Masters degrees or higher plus considerable teaching experience, both in the US and overseas.
  • Instructors who teach not only English as a second language (ESL) but also many other languages.
  • Small classes limited to 15 students for individual attention.
  • Opportunities to practice English every day.
  • Access to university facilities, including the state-of-the-art recreation center.
  • A weekly pronunciation and articulation laboratory in cooperation with the university’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders to improve oral communication.
  • A weekly film series that explores American cultures.
  • A weekly lecture series by university faculty members that offers a glimpse of regular classes.
  • A total classroom exposure of 25 hours per week.
  • An online placement test informs the student ahead of time at which level he or she will begin their study.
  • A diverse student body, including students from Algeria, Brazil, China, Congo, Czech Republic, Iceland, Japan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, Venezuela and Vietnam.

The Office of International Affairs houses ECULA and provides many opportunities for integration within the ECU community and the surrounding area.

Why Choose ECULA? Greenville is a small, safe town with Southern Hospitality. ECULA not only helps students to learn English but also helps them to understand American culture, thereby giving them the tools for success in their academic and professional careers.

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Skype: eculanguage