AppELS Institute

Welcome to AppELS Institute!

Appalachian State University’s English Language Studies Institute is the campus resource for English-language-focused academic support. Our mission is to provide exceptional English language academic support through the integration of intensive English development coursework, advising, cultural engagement, and experiential learning. 

Intensive English Program

Learn more about our Intensive English Program, where you can focus on your academic English skills before beginning a degree program.

Undergraduate SEED

Through the Undergraduate SEED program, you can begin your undergraduate degree program with specialized English language support during year one.

Summer Programs

Learn more about The Youth Language and Leadership Academy, a program for high school students from around the globe to learn more about university life in the US.


Find out about our SLICES program: Strategies for Learners' Intercultural, Content and English Support.

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