The English Language Program

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. 

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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The English Language Program at Chatham University is excited to announce two 100% International Student Ambassador Scholarships for Chatham's partner universities to study English in summer 2020. The scholarships will be given to both conditionally admitted students and students who want to study English at Chatham.

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We make the admission process simple and straightforward. Click the button below to learn about requirements and how to apply, and, when you’re ready, to apply. 

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Tuition and Fees

Click the button below to see the estimated costs for attending the English Language Program. Living expenses are based on room and board for Chatham University, and off-campus options nearby.

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Apply Today

Ready to apply to Chatham University's English Language Program? Just click the button below to begin the application process.


Submit Your Deposit

Deposits are non-refundable and are applied toward tuition and housing costs for the specific term you indicate. This is not a fee, bur part of your tuition charge. If you cannot attend the term you applied for, please let us know before the term starts.

  • Amount: $150 for tuition only; $300 for tuition and housing
  • Deadlines: August 1st for Fall start; December 1st for Spring start; and April 15 for Summer start

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Contact Us

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