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English Language and Culture Program

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About our program

Linfield's English Language and Culture Program (ELCP) is a unique opportunity. You can earn credit in all program courses toward a bachelor's degree here while working alongside American students improving your language skills and making connections both inside and outside the classroom. Join us for one semester, one year, enter a pathway or degree-seeking program. We can't wait to host you!

Apply to ELCP at Linfield
Language teaching assistant

Listening and Speaking

Acquire oral language skills to function with confidence in formal and informal conversations in social and academic settings. Study regularly with American conversation partners.
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Reading and Writing

Develop reading and writing skills to prepare essays, reports or analytical papers on topics using appropriate grammar and discourse patterns. Study regularly with peer writing assistants.
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Culture and Community

Gain an understanding of the cultures of the United States. Engage with American students beyond the classroom with courses like community service and discovering American cultures through film. Participate in field trips and excursions to cultural sites in Oregon.
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Study with Americans

Share your own unique cultural perspectives, languages and world-views through coursework and experiential activities with your American peers.
Int'l Students
Club Activites
Int'l Students
Messages from International Students
More than 40 different clubs offer cultural, athletic, academic, recreational or service-oriented activities for students.
Int'l Students
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Life After Linfield...
Friendship Family Programs
Friendship Family Programs
Friendship Family Programs
Messages from International Students
The friendship family program is fantastic
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Roommates
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Messages from International Students
Making friends is easy in Linfield. We help out each other all the time.

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Wendy-Sagers.jpgDo you have additional questions about studying at Linfield University? Please reach out! We'd love to connect with you.
Wendy Sagers
Wendy Sagers
Department Chair
Malthus Hall
503-883-2536
wsagers@linfield.edu