The English Language Program (ELP) at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School promotes the value of communicative competence for both academic achievement and professional success.


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Promoting Communicative Competence

Current students and educators discuss the benefits of the English Language Program for students during and after their time at Carey.


We help students develop their English communication skills and understanding of American business settings. Classes are interactive, student-driven, and in relation to market demands. There is an emphasis on nuances of expression, critical thinking, and intercultural communications skills to serve students in their learning, development, and overall confidence. Classes focus on using spoken and written English for both business and academic purposes.

Tuition and Fees

ELP course fees are included in tuition that full-time students pay each semester, thus there is no additional fee. 

Graduate Course

Business English for Graduates I, II, III and IV are available at our Baltimore and DC campuses.

Undergraduate Course

Business English for Undergraduates I and II are available at our DC campus.

Conditional Admission

For students who are admitted to Carey conditionally with an ESOL requirement, enrollment in English Language Program courses is required for four terms or until a waiver is granted, based on student proficiency.


Culture + Conversation

Weekly opportunity for exchanging cultural experiences, ideas and questions. Contact for more information.


Kelli Rowedder
Kelli Rowedder has an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the Institute of Education, University of London in London, England, with a focus on reading in a second language and academic writing. She also has a BA in English and Communications from the University of Delaware. Kelli has lived and taught English in Cusco, Peru; London, England; and Atlanta, Georgia, and has travelled to over 30 countries in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Her teaching interests include using literature and other authentic materials as teaching tools, and academic reading and writing strategies. She believes students need to be comfortable in their environment, feel that the instructor is approachable, and be able to relate to the content being taught, so they can instantly recognize its “real world” value. 

Albert Shaheen
Albert Shaheen has an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VA, where he focused on curriculum development and computer assisted language learning. Albert also received a Cambridge CELTA (Certificate for Teaching English to Adults) qualification in Catania, Italy. He has taught abroad in Casablanca, Morocco and Istanbul, Turkey, and domestically in New Haven, CT. Additionally, he is an avid traveler, having visited more than 20 countries around the globe. His teaching interests include oral communication, listening comprehension through authentic media, academic writing and revision, grammar acquisition, and technology as a means of enhancing learning. He believes learners perform best when they are provided a safe place to develop opinions and draw conclusions about material they find both stimulating and relevant. 

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