ELI Teaching Associate Anthony Schmidt Awarded Grant

Anthony Schimdt is the recipient of the 2017 University of Pittsburgh Travel Award for IEP Instructors. The award is used for expenses associated with attending the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Seattle, Washington, USA on 21-24 March […]

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Proyecta Students Visit Cades Cove

On November 26, the students from Proyecta visited the beautiful Cades Cove located in Sevier County Tennessee to enjoy the natural beauty of the Smokey Mountains.  They were able to see the majestic mountains in their beautiful autumn colors and […]

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Welcome to our New Home!

The English Language Institute moved from its home for the past 30 years on Mountcastle Street to new facilities in the UT Conference Center on Henley Street. Here’s a look at our brand new home!

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ELI Hosts Proyecta Students from Mexico in July

ELI is hosting a group of 24 university students from Mexico. The group arrived on July 4 and will study at the Institute through July 29. The students are participating in a scholarship program called Proyecta 100,000. The group is […]

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ELI Welcomes Students from Shanghai University of Sport

ELI and UTK’s Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies (KRSS) are teaming up for the fifth consecutive year to offer a summer program to undergraduates from Shanghai University of Sport (SUS). This summer’s group arrived in Knoxville on July […]

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Suzanne Meyer Moving to Pennsylvania

Suzanne Meyer, ELI Assistant Director, will leave the Institute this summer. She and her family are moving to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Ms. Meyer joined ELI in 2006 as a term instructor. She became a Senior Teaching Associate in 2010. […]

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Linda Rahbar Retiring This Summer

Linda Rahbar is retiring from ELI at the end of the Summer term. She has served as an instructor at ELI since 1981. Prior to joining ELI, she taught at and owned a language school in Iran. She says the […]

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Barry Clark Leaving for Carson-Newman University

Barry Clark, Flex Instructor, will leave ELI at the end of the Summer 2016 term. He will become the Director of the English Language Institute at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Mr. Clark has been teaching English since 2013 […]

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Jan Hitt Retiring

Jan Hitt, ELI’s long-time Assistant Director, will retire on September 30. She first came to the Institute in 1982 from UT Martin to serve as ELI’s Academic Coordinator. She was ELI’s Acting Director in 2002. During her tenure at ELI, […]