The ECU Language Academy offers international students intensive English language training in preparation for entry into an undergraduate or graduate degree program at ECU. Unlike many schools, ECULA offers an internal examination system, which frees students from the demands of standardized testing such as TOEFL or IELTS. Students who pass the ECULA Level 5 examination can apply directly to a degree program (undergraduate or graduate) at ECU.
ECULA is a skills-based English program. This means there are separate classes for reading, grammar and writing, listening, and oral communication. Additionally, ECULA is an English for Academic Purposes program, and focuses on improving and using these skills in academic and professional environments.
ECU is located in Greenville, North Carolina. Greenville is a friendly town one and a half hours from the international airport in Raleigh, and one and a half hours from the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.