About Us

The English Language Institute was established in 1941 as the first English language research and teaching program of its kind in the United States. Since its founding, the ELI has become a leader in teaching English for Academic Purposes, in applied linguistics research, and in teacher education at the University of Michigan and throughout the world.

Office Hours

The ELI office is open Monday — Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Maps and Directions

The English Language Institute is located at this address:

555 S. Forest Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2584


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The ELI is located on the University of Michigan Central Campus. For directions on how to get to Central Campus (and where to park once you arrive):