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
- Description of
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
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
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.
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.
- 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