The ELI offers a wide range of credit-bearing English for Academic Purposes courses for U-M graduate students, a comprehensive language and pedagogy training program for current and prospective GSIs, and  teacher education and service learning courses for U-M students planning to teach ESL in international settings or in local communities.  For a personalized counseling session with an ELI faculty member which includes an assessment of your language needs and assistance in choosing an appropriate course, please make an appointment with ELI Advising or e-mail

NEW FOR WINTER ‘15: Online/Blended EAP Courses for Graduate Students

ELI 521.001: Writing for Academic Purposes I. Section 001 of this course meets online. After one initial in-person class session, students will complete the rest of this course asynchronously online, with optional face-to-face group meetings and consultations with the instructor.

ELI 538.003: Pronunciation in Context. Section 003 of this course is a blended online/in-person section.  The class will meet in-person once a week for 10 weeks.  The rest of the work for the course will be completed asynchronously online.

ELI 530.001: Academic Speaking and Writing for Architecture and Urban Planning.  This course will be offered in a blended online/onsite format.  The class will meet in person once a week. The rest of the work for this course will be completed asynchronously online.

Courses for International Scholars, Researchers, Faculty, Staff, and Post-Docs

The ELI offers courses designed to help International Scholars, Researchers, Faculty, Staff and Post-Docs increase their confidence using English and thus maximize their professional contributions during their stay at the University of Michigan and beyond. These courses provide instruction in strategies for academic writing and for speaking in both formal and informal settings.  Participants also review of style and organization of research writing, vocabulary development, and practice in pronunciation to improve the clarity and comprehensibility of their speech.

VS 501: Introduction to Communications in Academia -- Fall term

VS 502: Academic Communications Seminar -- Winter term