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Gonzaga University



Since 1978, the Gonzaga University ESL Program has been successfully helping students from all over the world achieve their English language goals. Nearly 3000 students from over 70 nations have made up the ELC student population over the past 28 years. Our graduates can be found worldwide in such fields as business, engineering, teaching, health care, computer science, government, etc...




The mission and goals of the English Language Center are:

  • To provide intensive English as a Second Language teaching that will help students meet academic, professional, and personal goals.

  • To encourage students to learn about American language and culture.

  • To help students to meet the English ability requirements of the Gonzaga University graduate and undergraduate programs. 

Why Gonzaga ESL?

  • Outstanding reputation as one of the finest ESL programs in the United States

  • Fully accredited by CEA

  • Located in beautiful Spokane, Washington. A safe, friendly city in Eastern Washington

  • Fun Activities Program

  • Well-qualified and highly experienced ESL instructors

  • Provisional admission to Gonzaga University. Completion of the Gonzaga ESL program with faculty recommendation satisfies the English language proficiency requirement for admission to Gonzaga and other higher education institutes.

  • Gonzaga English Mentors GEM

  • Intensive course study which includes: listening, conversation, speaking, writing, English composition, grammar, reading and much more….

  • Friendly staff, students and faculty to help you with your new life in America!

  • Students receive a complete introduction to U.S. life, including workshops in safety and cultural adjustment. 

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