Coming Up in ELC:
Institutional TOEFL (ITP)
- This is a special version of the TOEFL exam on paper to test reading, listening, and structure (grammar). It does not include writing or speaking sections and is not the typical internet-based (iBT) format. This score can only be used to apply to universities in Austin, like UT Austin and ACC.
- Please note: you should check with your specific department at UT to ensure they will accept an Institutional TOEFL score (some do not since there is no writing or speaking).
- Sign up online here!
- Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, April 6 at 5:00 pm
- Free for full-time students and students in the TOEFL elective.
- Part-time students must pay $25 test fee by April 8 by 5:00 pm
- Test Date: Monday, May 9
- 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Scholarship Application: Summer 2022
- Application available online HERE
- Submission Deadline: Monday, April 18 @ 5:00 pm Texas Time
- Two (2) scholarships are typically awarded: one for AEP and one for ELP
- Award will cover $1700 towards intensive tuition for the Summer I 2022 (10–week) session in either AEP or ELP.
Continuing Student Applications
- For Summer 2022
- Application available online HERE
- We would love to see you again!
Upcoming Social Events:
- Practice your English conversation skills with native English speakers!
- Tuesday, April 5
- 4:30 – 5:30 pm
- In Person: BEN 1.108
ELC BBQ Picnic
- Enjoy delicious BBQ with your friends and classmates in the ELC!
- Pease Park
- 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78703
“Volunteering is when you offer your time and services for free to a person, organization, or effort to better your community. Volunteering your time and effort within your community to support ideas you are passionate about or organizations you believe in helps you form bonds with others, and it can improve your quality of life! When you volunteer to help others, you contribute to a larger purpose and make a valuable difference in the lives of others.” Read more about the importance and benefits of volunteering, here.
The faculty and staff of the ELC are frequently asked, “how can I practice my English?” One of our top responses is, “volunteer!” Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to practice your English skills! “While some people are naturally outgoing, others are shy and have a hard time meeting new people. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills, since you are meeting regularly with a group of people with common interests.” Read more about the surprising benefits of volunteering, here.
- The Project is the University of Texas at Austin’s largest day of service. They proudly help thousands of students, faculty, and staff connect with their community each year.
- Their goal is to create a place for UT to volunteer together as a community and, more importantly, to provide a chance to connect with an underserved neighborhood in Austin. They believe that building connections with others and a shared spirit of service are powerful forces for good – no matter your experience or knowledge level, The Project will help to make a lasting impact in the surrounding Austin communities.
- This year the Project is partnering with Northeast High School and neighboring communities on a smaller scale as the Project makes its return after COVID.
- Sign up through GivePulse HERE
- Saturday, April 9
- 2 shifts:
- Morning, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Afternoon, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
- This is a free on-campus food pantry and career closet for all currently enrolled students at UT Austin. Emergencies and financial hardships can affect students in and outside of class. UT Outpost is here to support students with healthy food and gently used professional clothing.
- UT Outpost welcomes UT Austin-affiliated volunteers, prioritizing opportunities for student volunteers. Volunteers sort food and clothing donations, restock the food pantry and career closet, and help with other tasks and programs.
- Volunteer shifts are for one and a half hours, Monday – Saturday, and are limited to two volunteers at a time.
- All volunteers must submit the Volunteer Interest Form, and will be contacted by UT Outpost staff to schedule their volunteer time and training date.
- Families with children as young as 3 years old volunteer together at their family service activities. Children learn by doing and experience the value of helping others while working side-by-side with a parent or caregiver.
- You can complete their online registration and waiver for your family. They will send you an email that will allow you to create a password for their activity calendar, where you can sign up for a volunteer opportunity that works for you and your family.