96-97 LS&A Bulletin

English Language Institute

Not a concentration program

Professors Lecturers 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. (For further information consult Barbara Dobson, 3025 NUB). In major areas such as speaking and writing, a sequence of courses of increasing difficulty and specialization is available.

In addition, the ELI offers workshops in the Spring and Summer for International Teaching Assistants (ITA) in conjunction with the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) and offers language courses throughout the academic year for non-native speaking ITAs which address the communicative language needs of classroom lab and office hours. For further information contact Brenda Imber, 3031 NUB, email prousimb@umich.edu.

The ELI operates a Writing Clinic (Elizabeth Axelson) and a Speaking Clinic (Joan Morley) as one-on-one facilities for those who have taken or are taking ELI courses in the relevant areas or are deemed not to need regular classroom instruction.

The ELI offers three full-time Summer English Language Study Programs: English for Academic Purposes and English for Business and Management Studies for non-native speakers, and English for Legal Studies.

English for Academic Purposes (Christine Feak) is designed for students who have been accepted to an English speaking university but wish to improve their language and study skills before beginning their academic program.

English for Business and Management Studies Program (Maria Parker) focuses on the special nature of business communications and the language ability needed for exchange between people from different business cultures in both academic and non-academic settings. This course is designed for foreign business majors and international managers who wish to improve communication skills.

English for Legal Studies (Susan Reinhart) is designed for students who have been accepted into a U.S. law school. The focus is on the language, culture, and academic skills needed to succeed in a rigorous law school program.

For further information about summer programs, call 764-2413.

Courses in English Language Institute (Division 363)


112. Integrated Academic Skills II. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

120. Academic Writing for Undergraduates. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

122. Term Paper Writing. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

300. Writing and Grammar in Academic Contexts. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ELI 100. (2). (Excl).

310. Reading and Vocabulary Development. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

312. Spoken and Written Grammar in Academic Contexts. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

320. Writing for Academic Purposes I. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

321. Writing for Academic Purposes II. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

330. Language and Communication I. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

332. Lecture Comprehension. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

333. Interactive Listening and Communication. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

334. Speaking in Academic Contexts. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

336. Pronunciation I. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($11) required.

337. Pronunciation II. ELI 336 and permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

338. Voice and Articulation. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

340. Accuracy in Academic Speaking and Writing. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ELI 300. (1). (Excl).

342. Academic Skills: Oral Concentration. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

343. Academic Skills: Written Concentration. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

380. Introduction to International Teaching Assistants Instruction. ITA screening exam and permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

381. ITA Communication Skills. ITA screening and permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

383. ITA Interacting Skills. ITA screening exam and permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

384. ITA One-on-One Interaction. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

392. Topics in English for Non-native Speakers. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1-2). (Excl).