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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

Gonzaga Global Program

A chance to improve your English proficiency while earning credits toward your degree.

Special English Language Programs

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



CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S.


University and College Intensive English Programs advance professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs at universities and colleges in the United States.

English USA

English USA supports the professional development of intensive English programs leaders and staff, uphold professional standards for IEPs, and increase the visibility of IEPs in the United States.



American Association for Applied Linguistics is a specialized accrediting agency that focuses on post-secondary intensive English language programs and institutions.


Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is the largest professional organization for teachers of English as a second or foreign language.


Washington Association For the Education of Speakers of Other Languages is the Washington state affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

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502 E. Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258