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Customized Programs

The English Language Institute specializes in designing customized programs that meet the needs of a range of student groups. Programs can be tailored to the needs and goals of the participants and can include a wide variety of activities.  Our special courses are a good way to serve groups who have specific learning goals or who cannot attend a regular ELI course. These programs are designed to meet the specific needs of small (6) or large (60) groups, and they can be designed for specific time periods. They typically last from 2 to 6 weeks.

ELI can develop customized programs with focused content in the following areas:

  • Summer or Holiday Intensive English
  • English Teacher Training
  • US History
  • STEM (high school level)
  • US Culture
  • US Politics
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Sports and Recreation

The following are examples of activities that can be added to a customized program:

  • language instruction
  • topic-specific courses
  • home-stays with American families
  • off-campus outings
  • guest speakers
  • university application information sessions
  • American “buddies” (student workers) who accompany students during activities and outings
  • U.S. university tour package
  • local amusement park 

ELI can offer customized programs with the following support:

  • airport transportation
  • housing
  • meals
  • access to campus facilities such as the library, health center, and recreation facilities
  • orientation
  • program handbook
  • course materials

Most Special Programs occur in the summer months (mid-May through early August), but programs can be arranged throughout the year.

For more information about Special Programs at ELI, contact by email at or by phone at 865-974-3404.

Or you can complete this CUSTOM PROGRAMS FORM which will help ELI in developing a program that will meet the needs of your organization.