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English Language Center


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Bemidji State University
Deputy Hall 103
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907 USA
Phone:  +1.218.755.4096


English Language Center
Minne 107
P.O. Box 5838
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987

Welcome to the English Language Center at Bemidji

The English Language Center (ELC) at Bemidji, offered by Winona State University (WSU), provides English language training to international students who wish to satisfy the English language requirement for admission to Bemidji State University (BSU), Winona State University (WSU) or other US colleges and universities. The center provides an intensive English language program that offers five levels of English language instruction to build the skills necessary for academic success and career advancement.

The ELC serves the following types of students:

  • Prospective undergraduate students with no TOEFL score or with a score that is below the admission requirement for colleges and universities in the United States
  • International students who are seeking conditional admission to BSU or WSU
  • Students who are admitted to a college or a university in the United States but wish to further improve their English language abilities
  • Students who wish to develop their English language abilities for professional purposes.
  • Domestic students whose first languages are not English

Dedicated to Your Success

Our program’s mission is to strengthen a student’s English language skills through learning opportunities and shared cultural experiences. Our qualified and dedicated staff, instructors, tutors, and dynamic curriculum will help students rapidly improve their English language skills, so they can start their undergraduate or graduate study at BSU or WSU!

Why Choose the English Language Center at Bemidji?

  • Conditional admission to BSU or WSU
  • Small class sizes and one-on-one tutoring
  • Outstanding and friendly faculty and staff
  • State-of-the-art technology that supports English language learning
  • Friendly and culturally-rich community
  • Excellent undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide variety of disciplines
  • Beautiful and safe campus (check out our informative slideshow)