The English Language Program

On Hiatus for Summer 2024

The ELP will go on hiatus in Summer 2024 for program review. Check this page for future updates.

The mission of Chatham English Language Program (ELP) is to provide high quality instruction and services in English as a Second Language to Chatham students and individuals who wish to improve their English proficiency for academic, professional, and social purposes. 

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Why Study English at Chatham?

Students attending the Chatham ELP greatly benefit from excellent and caring teachers; a conversation partner program and many activities to improve English; a beautiful and safe campus centrally located in Pittsburgh, access to all facilities and services on campus, including free bus services; and easy access to world-famous attractions such as Niagara Falls, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, and Washington, D.C.

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Courses from the English Language Program are organized into two levels: Developing (or Intermediate) and Bridging (Higher Intermediate and Advanced). Depending on students’ current English level, they can take up to three semesters in each level of the program and up to five semesters in both levels.

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Contact Us

English Language Program
Chatham University
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Email Admissions or Email International Affairs
Admissions Office Phone: 800-837-1290 or 412-365-1825
International Affairs Office Phone: 412-365-1388