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Why Choose Gonzaga English Language Center

At the English Language Center (ELC), we strive to provide an exemplary teaching and learning experience for ELC and Gonzaga students and serve as a resource to the larger Gonzaga community. Students from around the world come to Spokane to improve their English language skills and learn more about American culture and life. In 40 years, our ESL program has served more than 8,500 students from more than 70 different countries.

English as a Second Language Program

Global Bridge Program

A chance to improve your English proficiency while earning credits toward their degree, and enhance your opportunity for winning scholarships.

Special English Language Programs

  • Faculty Development in English Medium Instruction
  • TESOL Teacher Training
  • English and Intercultural Communication in Professional Setting

Accredited by:

  • Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA). since 2002.
    We were honored to be only the second program in the United States to receive 10-year re-accreditation by CEA in 2007. We have recently been re-accredited for another 10 years through 2028!
  • University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP). since 2014.
    UCIEP supports and strengthens university-governed intensive English program leadership through collegial engagement, applied research, IEP advocacy, and the active promotion of the highest professional standards.
  • English USA
    EnglishUSA is the only organization in the United States that includes all types of intensive English programs (IEPs). With a membership of over 450 accredited IEPs, we are the largest membership organization specifically serving and supporting IEPs in the United States.



American Association for Applied Linguistics


Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages


Washington Association For the Education of Speakers of Other Languages

Contact the English Language Center

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502 E. Boone
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-6562