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TOWSON UNIVERSITY

English Language Center

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
8000 York Road
Towson University
Towson, MD  21252 

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Host Institution: Towson University

Host City Size: Over 500,000

Year Established: 1985

Accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA
 
Phone #: 410-704-2552

Fax #: 410-704-2090

E-Mail:

Website: http://www.towson.edu/elc

Application Contact Info: Greg Rosenthal grosenthal@towson.edu
 
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
B:222
LI:222
I:222
A:222
BR:204
HB:22

* Other Course Type: TOEFL; Accent Modification; Bridge Program for Graduate level; conversation partners are provided especially for upper level students

Additional Course Info: Part-time students may take 2-3 courses depending on visa type; J visas, PRs and citizens may study full-time

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
University Preparation22

Test Preparation:
Test Typehrs/wk
TOEFL5
 
Terms:
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month
15January
10May
15September

Terms Additional Info: The ELC can also organize customized programs for groups on request

Program Size: 100

Program Size, Summer: 60

Average Class Size: 16

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 18

Distribution:
RegionPercent
Africa5.00
Americas15.00
Asia20.00
Europe5.00
Middle East/North Africa55.00

Full-time Instructors: 5

Part-time Instructors: 5

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 12

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 5

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 5

Full-time Admin: 3

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: dependents, tourists, business personnel, B, K. and J visas, TU faculty

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

 
Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: minimum 17 years of age (15-17 if living with parents); visitors (B visas) and F-2s may study part-time only;

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

Other Visa Forms Issued - Details: none

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: no

Conditions: ELC students who have completed some of their advanced English classes may enroll in university credit courses to maintain full-time status.

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: yes

Degree Levels: undergraduate and graduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: yes

Academic Admissions Conditions: Conditional Admissions available for undergraduates who meet university qualifications.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Students who successfully pass through the ELC with grades of A or B in their advanced level can waive the TOEFL. IELTS also accepted.

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: IELTS also accepted

Articulation Agreement(s): no

 
Tuition:
TuitionWeeks
375015
335010

Fees: $175

Insurance Cost: $750

Insurance Details: Health insurance available for half year as well; health insurance is required

Other Costs: books, application fee ($50);

Campus Housing Availability: Available summer only

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Cost Type: Room and Board

Additional Housing Info: Students with conditional admissions to university may live on campus; ELC students may live on campus during the summer term only.

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: no

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Additional Info: Various plans can be purchased for commuting students

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities

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