English Language Center

 ELC students sitting in a classroom with computers.
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 Students looking at a poster that was developed by an ELC student.

Mission Statement

Aligned with the overall mission statement of Miami University and objectives of the Miami 2020 Plan, the mission of the Miami University Middletown English Language Center is to provide program participants access to the highest quality English as a Second Language education possible in a safe and optimal learning environment to become proficient users in the global language of English. Members of the Miami University Middletown English Language Center strive to maximize available assets and their passion for global education to educate, engage, and prepare learners with the language, college, social, cultural, soft, and life skill sets to be successful in America’s higher-education system and become valuable contributing members in the University, local, and global communities and workforces.

Intensive English Program

The Miami University English Language Center (ELC) Program provides intensive English language instruction to non-native speakers of English and is based on the Miami University Regional Campuses (Middletown and Hamilton).

The ELC intensive English program has a total of five levels. The appropriate level of English study will be finalized during orientation week by taking a comprehensive assessment of the primary language skill sets upon arrival. Students will be assessed in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. Level 1-3 students will begin non-credit intensive English courses.

In order to successfully complete ELC coursework, students must earn a B- or above and receive teacher recommendation to continue to the next level the following semester. Upon enrollment in Level 4, students will be able to begin degree courses and will be conditionally admitted to Miami University Regional Campuses. Once Level 4 is successfully completed, students are fully admitted to Miami University and must complete ENG 108 and ENG 109 at the Regional Campuses as Level-5 students. After completion of ENG 109, all English requirements for international students are satisfied.


Your next step is to submit an application with all required documents. Contact the English Language Center at the email address or phone number below to receive application materials.

Email: mumelc@miamioh.edu

Phone: 513-217-4182

We welcome you to our campus community where we are excited to share with you Miami’s tradition of academic excellence.

Online Learning for Fall 2020

We are actively planning for international students to be able to work with their professors in real-time classes that will still exemplify the rigorous, high-quality education you have come to expect from Miami University.

  • Instructional format allows for professor-student-classmate interaction and engagement.
  • Join faculty and other students for lively discussions from your home.
  • Participate actively from your home country if you are unable to return to the U.S. for the fall 2020 semester.
View the 2020 Fall Online Course Schedule