The English Language Institute offers instruction in academic English language to international students 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 major areas such as speaking and writing, a sequence of courses of increasing difficulty and specialization is available.
The ELI offers courses in Winter and Summer Terms for international graduate student instructors in conjunction with the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) and offers language courses throughout the academic year for non-native speaking GSIs that address the communicative language needs of classroom, lab, and office hours.
The ELI provides a Writing Clinic and a Speaking Clinic 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.
In addition, the ELI offers courses for students interested in the instructional aspects of language learning and teaching.
Summer English Language Program
The ELI offers a fee-based Summer English Language Program. which is not-credit bearing. It is comprised of three separate programs: English for Academic Purposes and English for Business Studies, and English for Legal Studies.
English for Academic Purposes is designed for students who have been accepted to an English speaking university and wish to improve their language and study skills before beginning their academic program.
English for Business Studies 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 is designed for students who have been accepted into a U.S. law school. The focus is on the language, cultural, and academic skills needed to succeed in a rigorous law school program.
For further information, call 734.764.2413.
|A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.|
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