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What We Do

We at the English Language Center (ELC) do a wide range of activities around the focal point of teaching English-language support courses for individuals whose first language is not English.

pivotELC

pivotELC is a series of white-paper briefs that discuss ELC activities and English-language teaching.

Professional Contributions

View professional contributions made by the ELC, which include publications, invited talks, and presentations.

English Language Programs

The ELC offers English-language programs for Academics and Professionals (EAP), including International Teaching Assistants (ITA) and Undergraduates, as well as support programming for the Vanderbilt Community.

Support for Departments

The ELC supports departments in areas such as English-language assessment, English-language support, and advising on recruiting and English-language requirements. Customized, discipline-specific programming is also a specialty of the ELC. Read more about support for departments