English Language & Orientation Program (ELOP)

Welcome to ELOP

The ELOP faculty and staff at LSU are here to help you learn English and to make you feel welcome on our campus and in our community. ELOP is dedicated to improving international understanding among all cultures as we work to make the world a safer and more peaceful place. We strongly believe that learning and working together is the key to a harmonious future and thank you for your interest in studying English with us.


The ELOP teaches intensive English as a second language to international students for academic, professional, and personal purposes. The low cost of living in Baton Rouge and competitive tuition fees make study dollars go farther. Students from around the world enjoy our mild climate, safe living environment, short driving distance to New Orleans and Houston, diverse culture, and fabulous food.

The English Language and Orientation Program (ELOP) at Louisiana State University is one of the oldest and most highly respected English language programs in the U.S.

The ELOP provides five Eight-Week Basic Courses per year, with levels ranging from elementary to advanced. The program also offers a variety of electives.

The English Language and Orientation Program is a member of UCIEP, AAIEP, NAFSA, and TESOL. Louisiana State University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).