The English Language Institute offers instruction in the English language to non-native speakers enrolled in the University. The main purpose of this instruction is to help non-native speakers to become effective and fully participating members of the academic community. For this reason, the majority of the ELI courses are primarily concerned with English for Academic Purposes. Most of these courses address specific areas such as pronunciation, lecture comprehension, or academic grammar and usually involve no more than 20 contact hours per term. In order to place students into the most suitable courses, students may be asked to take an Academic English Evaluation administered by the Testing and Certification Division of the ELI. In major areas such as speaking and writing, a sequence of courses of increasing difficulty and specialization is available.