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The University of Tennessee’s English Language Institute offers all levels of English language learning. ELI has a demanding curriculum so students can quickly become proficient. ELI also offers American cultural programming.

Do you want to:

  • Improve your English ability?
  • Study at a college or university in the USA?
  • Speak better English for your work?
  • Better understand American culture?
  • Improve your TOEFL score?

For more than 30 years, the English Language Institute has helped thousands of people just like you.

Intensive English Program

Study English 5 days a week in our 8 week program (160 hours) to achieve faster results. Core classes are:

  • Grammar
  • Reading/Writing
  • Speaking/Listening

Prepare for university study!

Apply now

Saturday English for Professionals

Study on Saturday mornings 9am -12 pm in our 8-week courses:

  • Speaking fluency/pronunciation
  • Writing for business purposes
  • American Business culture

Take all three or only what you need!

$125 for one course, $215 for two, and $300 for all three courses.

Apply now


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