Kendall College Debuts English Language Institute

CHICAGO (April 25, 2014) – Kendall College, ranked the most ethnically diverse liberal arts college in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Edition of Best Colleges (October, 2012), is now offering a unique program that will allow international students to come to Kendall College to improve their English language skills while enjoying the enriching environment Chicago provides.

“Internationality continues to come to the forefront here at Kendall College,” said Emily Williams Knight, president of Kendall College. “The English Language Institute is another step in strengthening our position as a highly diverse and international school.  It will allow us to attract top students from all over the globe, regardless of their English speaking ability.”

The ELI program offers English language instruction utilizing the well-known and respected Cambridge University Press content. With options ranging from four to ten weeks, students can choose to join Kendall’s short language and culture workshop or enroll in a degree program after becoming an English Language Learner after two months.

“We have selected a really talented team of educators to lead these courses,” said Dr. Maria A. Montalvo, Director of the English Language Institute. “This diverse group will be instrumental in offering international students not only the opportunity to learn English, but also a competitive advantage when heading into their college careers.”

The first spring program we will host 25 students from Turkey, China, Vietnam, Korea, and Guatemala; seven of whom will be joining Kendall as provisional students.

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About Kendall College
Kendall College, founded in 1934, is located in Chicago, Illinois and is a member of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 75 accredited campus-based and online institutions in 30 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. More than 800,000 students study at Laureate schools. Kendall offers undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education and hospitality management to a diverse community of more than 1,650 students. Kendall College was ranked the number one program in Chicago for preparing students for careers in hospitality management and culinary arts in a survey of management at Chicago’s leading hotels and Michelin Guide restaurants (TNS Global – 2013 Survey). Kendall College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),; 1-312-263-0456. For more information, visit