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English Language Center

Welcome to the ODU English Language Center!

The English Language Center (ELC) is located on the main campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, which is conveniently located just minutes from Virginia Beach and within a few hours drive of major cities such as Washington, DC and New York City.

We offer a full range of courses in English as a second language, and we pride ourselves on our experienced and highly qualified faculty who will help you to reach your personal, career, and/or academic goals through your study of English.

Studying English in the United States is an exciting journey, and we look forward to supporting you along the way.

We hope to see you at ODU soon!

David Silvis,

Director, ELC

APPLY NOW Trip to Washington D.C. Information for New Students

Admission Information

Dragas Hall

Intensive English Program

Students Working Together on Project

Bridge Programs

Professor and Student Outside the Classroom

ELC Tuition & Fees

Student Studying


Student studying

Conversation Partner

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