Program Overview

About the Day Program

You can find information on the day program by reviewing our ELP Intensive Program brochure.

This program offers:

  • Year-round schedule
  • Six levels of instruction: Beginning, High-Beginning, Intermediate, High-Intermediate, Advanced, and Pre-University
  • 22 hours of intensive instruction per week
  • Small class sizes
  • A diverse student population


  • Academic Program: The English Language Program is an intensive program designed to teach various skills of the English Language, such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The program has 6 levels of instruction: Beginning, High-Beginning, Intermediate, High-Intermediate, Low-Advanced, Advanced, and Pre-University, with a concurrent enrollment option. All the students are in class 22 hours a week except the ones who are enrolled concurrently; those students have a course load of 12 hours as an ELP student and one 3-credit course as a UNF student. The academic program is rigorous to prepare the students for the university. You will have dedicated and highly qualified instructors to help you learn English effectively.
  • Description of Classes: The curriculum at the English Language Program combines the formal acquisition of academic skills with the communicative approach to English language learning. Classes are combined by skills: reading and writing and listening and speaking. Grammar is a separate subject. Students also receive additional practice during Vocabulary, Writing, and Pronunciation workshops.
  • Levels of Instruction: There are 6 levels of instruction in the ELP. Students with basic knowledge of English will start at the Beginning level. After that, the levels go as follows: High-Beginning, Intermediate, High-Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-University, Pre-University/Concurrent. In the lower levels, Beginning - High Intermediate, the students will work on mastering the foundation of the English language learning. Upper levels, Level Advanced and Pre-University, are dedicated to advancing the students' skills needed for success in an American university. Students who score 470 on PB TOEFL (the test is given at the ELP every semester) before Level Pre-University can take a 3-credit UNF class and study in the ELP part-time.
  • Concurrent Enrollment: When students reach Level Pre-University in the English Language Program, they may have the opportunity to be concurrently enrolled in a course related to their major or a General Education course at the University of North Florida. This is not a guaranteed component of this level, nor does it guarantee admission to the University of North Florida. It is a privilege for students who meet the requirements and successfully complete Advanced level.

Cultural Immersion

ELP provides students with additional after-class activities:


  • Language Activities: Mid-Week Hangout:  During these activities, the students will meet, converse in English and have fun together. These activities are a good way to improve your speaking fluency in a relaxing way. UNF students come and join ELP students during these activities. This is a great way to practice English with native speakers, learn about American culture, and make new friends.  
  • Field trips, volunteer activities and other fun activities: Each semester, ELP offers 2 field trips to local Florida attractions such as Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Wet and Wild, Alligator Farm, and others. In addition, the ELP offers volunteer activities which are a great way to learn more about the American culture and life-style while practicing English. Moreover, you will receive a volunteer certificate at the end of the semester and use these experiences to enhance your resume. Check your semester calendar to see what is offered.        
  • Conversation Partners Program:  ELP students are paired with UNF students to practice their language skills weekly, make new friends, and learn about the American culture.


Computer Laboratories

  • Open computer laboratory time: Daily from 8:30 am - 5 pm when the classes are not in session. 

Preparation for the University

  • Institutional TOEFL is offered once a semester for upper levels
  • Workshops are offered for admission applications to Florida State College Jacksonville and UNF