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Summer 2018 Programs

The English Language Institute designs Custom Programs or courses to assist students, professionals, or visitors in developing language, professional, and cultural skills. Our special courses are a good way to serve groups who have specific learning goals or who cannot attend a regular ELI course. Custom 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 Custom 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

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

Here are some example schedules for summer 2018:

Students will visit local sites to learn how the specific history of Knoxville and East Tennessee illustrates and fits within the broader context of American history.

Examples of Guest Speaker Topics:

    • Family
    • Customs/Traditions/Values
    • Art (Visual, Music, etc.)
    • Religion
    • Government
    • Immigration or Ethnic Groups

  • 4-week program: “English Language & American Culture and History” (July 2-July 30)
  • 4-week program: “English Language & Outdoor Recreation” (July 2-July 30)

Click here to see Summer 2018 Special Programs Sample Schedules


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.

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