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Preparation and Dedication

The English Language Center is dedicated to training students for success in the transition from ESL classes to academic study at UNLV.

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The English Language Center (ELC) supports non-native speakers of English with reading, writing, listening, speaking and vocabulary courses to develop inquiry, critical thinking and communication skills in order to succeed in their chosen major at UNLV.

Why Study ESL at UNLV

  • Live and study at UNLV - the most diverse campus in the United States - in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, home to one of the top-rated Hospitality and Leisure Management programs in the world.
  • Learn from experienced and dedicated ESL instructors as part of our affordable credit and non-credit intensive ESL learning programs.
  • Make new American friends in events sponsored by the ELC and participate in the 350+ Registered Student Organizations (RSOs).

If you would like to have access to our brochure, please send an email to elc@unlv.edu.

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Meet Our Faculty and Staff

The English Language Center faculty have M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), English, applied linguistics, literature, or other related fields and extensive experience in teaching English as a second language.

Contact English Language Center

English Language Center
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mail Stop: 5023
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Campus Location
English Language Center: elc@unlv.edu
Director Dr. Marieta Simeonova Pissarro: marieta.simeonovapissarro@unlv.edu
Office Manager Laura Madrid: laura.madrid@unlv.edu
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