Minnesota English Language Program

At a Glance

Level: Undergraduate
Credits: Credit and noncredit
Phone: 612-624-1503 or 1-800-234-6564
E-mail: esl@umn.edu
Office: 20 Nicholson Hall, 216 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) provides courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) at the University of Minnesota. ESL course work helps non-native English speakers improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills for success in a university classroom or in the workplace.

Services Offered

MELP offers five distinct services:

Intensive English Program

A program designed for students who need to improve their English skills in preparation for study at a University or college, and for those who wish to prepare for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Academic English Program

Credit classes for students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs who are seeking to improve their English language skills while taking other academic course work.

Student English Language Support

Free, in-person help for international students, available by appointment.

Short-term Learning

Customizable training for groups of 12 or more non-native English speakers.

TOEFL Test Prep

An intensive course that helps students prepare for the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).