Minnesota English Language Program (MELP)

Aug 26, 2010 No Comments by

The Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) helps international students improve English reading, writing, and speaking skills for success in a university classroom or in the workplace.

Taught by exceptional faculty from a world-class university, MELP offers a variety of credit and noncredit courses for students and professionals. Drawing on a wealth of resources from across the University of Minnesota, MELP also offers customizable English as a Second Language (ESL) training to meet the specific language needs of various groups, businesses, and organizations.

Program Benefits

Students benefit from the program with:

  • Rigorous courses at a world-class university
  • Outstanding academic programs
  • Friendly, highly skilled teachers
  • Small class sizes
  • Advising and support services geared to international students
  • Access to University resources and facilities

Leader in ESL and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Training

For more than 40 years, the University of Minnesota has led the way in ESL and TESL training. Students have access to a wealth of academic resources, exceptional faculty, cutting-edge technology, and other facilities at one of the largest research universities in the United States.

Services Offered

MELP offers three distinct services:

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Short-term Learning – Customizable training for groups of 12 or more non-native English speakers.

At a Glance


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