English For Academic Purposes

The application/registration process for ELI’s 2015 Summer Programs opens in February, 2015.

Details, including dates, deadlines, and fees, will be available in January, 2015.
Please check back here in the new year!


A deposit of $500.00 must be received before your application can be processed.  

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Program Description - English for Academic Purposes

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is a six-and-a-half week program of intensive English. It is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who are proficient in English and who have been accepted to an English-speaking university for the fall term. The primary focus of the EAP program is on developing the academic language skills necessary to effectively participate in an academic setting.

The EAP program provides approximately twenty hours of instruction per week. Classes meet Monday through Friday. Students are expected to attend all classes and complete daily homework. Small class size and student-teacher conferences provide oppotunities for individual attention. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the program. 

The program also provides students extensive opportunities to become accustomed to a U.S. university environment, with the goal of easing students' transition into a full time academic curriculum. Students can expect to gain a good understanding of the U.S. university system, instructor expectations, and student responsibilities.

The EAP program is committed to extending participants' use of English in social settings. In addition, participants in the EAP program have access to U-M libraries and computing centers on campus. Access to sports facilities is also available for a small fee.