English Language Program

The English Language Program (ELP) is a two-week intensive summer program that offers incoming international graduate students the opportunity to practice English, gain confidence, and build community prior to beginning their academic programs.

In this program, participants read academic and cultural texts, engage in group discussion and problem-solving, hear about the work of current Brown graduate students, deliver short presentations, receive constructive feedback on their speaking and writing, and visit sites around Providence.  All activities aim to help build students’ confidence using English so that they can start their academic program feeling prepared to communicate with their professors and peers.

The next English Language Program will take place August 5-20, 2019.  If you have questions about the English Language Program, please contact the Assistant Director of English Language Support, Sara Gramley, at [email protected].


2018 English Language Program participants working in groups