Welcome to the English Language Center!

The English Language Center (ELC) provides an intensive English language program to international students who wish to improve their English language skills while learning about the American culture. The  program provides instructions in basic English, building language skills necessary for academic success and career advancement. The center also offers a bridge program that allows students who are advanced in their English language proficiency with an opportunity to take credit-bearing courses at WSU while continuing to refine their English skills in the ELC.


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Why Choose the ELC?

  • Conditional Admission offered
  • Small class sizes
  • Outstanding, dedicated faculty
  • State-of-the-art computing technology
  • Beautiful, safe, diverse, and culturally-rich campus and community
  • More than 80 undergraduate and 30 degree programs offered  









Mission Statements

Our mission is to strengthen your English language skills through teaching and learning opportunities and shared cultural experiences.


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Contact us at

Dr. Holly Shi, ELC Director
Winona State University
Winona, MN 55987
507-457-5442 (ELC office)
507-457-2375 (Director's office)
email: elc@winona.edu



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