English Language Center

Teaching that Meets Your Needs

The Wilkes University English Language Center offers an assortment of programs to meet the varying needs of adult English-language learners.

You will find our programming challenging and enjoyable, and our classes and curriculum demanding and fun. Develop critical thinking, academic and professional skills as you learn from teachers who are well trained, highly experienced and truly dedicated to their students. Advance your skills and learn to succeed in an English-speaking and multicultural world.

Programs that Meet Your Goals

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Learn English

Quickly develop fluency in the English language and American culture in as little as one semester. Our Intensive English Program is designed to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to prepare you for your enrollment at Wilkes or another American university.

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Prepare for University Study

Our flexible University Preparatory Program, offered online and on campus, will equip you to succeed in U.S. university study and in life.

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Go Beyond the Classroom

Work closely with other students as you develop critical thinking, academic and professional skills. We offer multiple opportunities to obtain the 60 hours or 72 hours/6 credits au pairs need while you learn from our dedicated, highly experienced teachers and fun, challenging curriculum.


Special Programs

The English Language Center provides specially designed programs for groups, including a variety of English for Specific Purposes (ESP), short-term academic and teacher training programs.

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Our Mission

The Wilkes University English Language Center provides English for academic and professional programming which supports the core Wilkes values of mentorship, scholarship, diversity, innovation and community.

Our Goals

  • Supply state-of-the-art, individualized English language instruction to meet learners’ language, cultural and professional goals.
  • Empower students to successfully function in English in a multicultural and diverse world.
  • Serve Wilkes University faculty and departments, by providing programs which meet the needs of their English learning students.
  • Provide highly qualified faculty who encourage academic success and provide leadership in the areas of intercultural understanding and cooperation.

Contact Us!

For more information about the English Language Center, please contact:

Dr. Kimberly Niezgoda
Director, English Language Center