English Language Institute
The English Language Institute offers in-person and remote English language programs at all levels for international students, local professionals, and local residents.
Intensive Academic English
Prepare to study for an undergraduate or graduate degree at an American university. 20-25 hours per week.
Semi-Intensive General English
Improve your speaking, grammar, and writing in English for everyday life. Three hours daily, 9 am – 12 pm.
Saturday Business English
Saturday Business English classes are returning to ELI in the fall! New classes in Resume Writing, Interview Skills, Writing, and Pronunciation!
OPIc Prepare – Practice – Perform
UTK graduate students: Prepare for the OPIc Speaking test!
Tell Us What You Need!
We design programs for specific groups with specific goals. Contact us!
Right Word, Right Now
ELI is pleased to host Right Word, Right Now Communication Consulting with Anthony Mosley. Learn to pronounce English in a way that sounds more natural to native speakers and is easier for them to understand. Attend classes at ELI on Saturday mornings (class size limited to 4) from August 13 to December 11 or meet privately with Mr. Mosley. Contact him at +1 (865) 309-4093 / email@example.com. WEBSITE: rightwordrightnow.com.
Intensive Academic English
“It was a remarkable experience being at the English Language Institute. ELI was an incredible environment and society, and I’m sure it will last like that for ages. The teachers, volunteers, administrators, and students were like a big family which had no boundaries or hesitation in giving a hand.”
—Yousef Alamri on the Intensive Academic English Program
The English Language Institute has been and is still a wonderful experience for me. Everyone is warmly welcomed here and I can safely say that I have a family in the US now. The staff is very professional and earnest, really helpful, and kind. You feel included right from the moment you step inside. All cultures are celebrated and cheerfulness is the name of the game. ELI completely surpassed my expectations and has been one of the best student experiences I’ve ever had in my life. I could write a book about my really positive experience here.”
—Sekou Traore on the Intensive Academic English Program
General English Program
“Improving my English at ELI was a great experience. Learning to speak fluent English in an educational, friendly, and family environment is what I think makes all the difference at the Institute. The administration is very understanding, the teachers are flexible in adapting to any level and giving the best of themselves, and the cultural diversity brings a touch to the education of the English language.”
—Daisy Koffi on the General English Program
Special Programs – Friends Across the Sea
“I liked interacting with native students! They speak so fast and use some slang. So sometimes I couldn’t keep up with the conversation… But I could learn a lot from them! Thank you!”
UT is a place to learn and grow. We hope you’ll call it your “home sweet home.”