ECULA is an academically-focused Intensive English Program. It gives students the language skills they need to succeed in today’s academic and professional environments.

ECULA offers three levels of instruction: High Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Students across all levels are immersed in a skills-based program with separate courses in the four main skills of reading, writing, grammar, and listening/speaking. Students also take part in a weekly

Speech/Pronunciation Laboratory as well as a twice-weekly conversational Language Partners Program with other ECU students.

Classes meet four days a week, Monday – Thursday, with Friday being reserved for student activities and field trips. All classes in all skill areas meet daily and are 75 minutes in duration, with the exception of the twice-weekly Language Partners meetings which are 60 minutes in length. This amounts to 22 hours of instructional time per week.

Here is what a typical schedule for an ECULA student in any level might look like:



9:00 - 10:15Reading
10:30 - 11:45Grammar
12:00 - 12:45BREAKStudent Activities / Field Trips / Free Time
12:45 - 2:00Writing
2:15 - 3:30Listening/Speaking -OR- Speech Lab(T-Th only)
3:45 - 4:45Conversation Hour (M-W only)