Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When do the fall and spring semesters begin and end?
A. The fall semester begins the last week of August and ends the second week of December. The spring semester begins the last week of January and ends the second week of May.
Q. How many semesters would I have to study at the ELC before enrolling as a full-time, degree-seeking student at Millikin?
A. This depends on what level (1-4) you are placed at when you arrive at the ELC. For instance, if you are placed at Level 2, you would spend 3 semesters in the ELC.
Q. Who are the ELC teachers?
A. ELC teachers have a master's degree (MA) in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or a related field. They also have numerous years of teaching experience in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Q. What is the average class size at the ELC?
A. The average class size is 4 students.
Q. Does the ELC prepare me for the TOEFL test?
A. No, not directly. ELC students are conditionally admitted to Millikin University, where they will enroll as degree-seeking students. Millikin does not require a TOEFL score from an ELC student who successfully completes our highest level (Level 4).