Welcome to the English Language Institute
Your home for learning English since 1978
Choose the program that is right for you!
Intensive Academic English
This program of study prepares you for an undergraduate or graduate degree at a university.
- 20+ per week of English language classes and electives
- Designed for F-1 students
- Academic preparation
- 6 levels of English classes
Your path to study English on a part-time basis to help you improve your language skills and maximize your opportunities.
- Up to 20 hours per week of English classes
- Choose your class(es)
- Designed for anyone already in the United States
Note: part-time study is not available for F-1 students
Night and Weekend English
If you are looking for a way to “level up” your skills, Night and Weekend English classes are a great place to get started!
- Learn English
- Improve your skills
- TOEFL, Business English, and more!
Improve your English skills online with us! We currently offer an asynchronous online sports module through Canvas Cataloge. Start today and learn at your own pace!
- Available worldwide
- No visa required
- Certificate upon completion
“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.”