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University of Texas at El Paso

English Language Institute
El Paso, Texas United States



School Introduction

Discover the highest academic quality and lowest tuition cost in the United States. Study English in the unique cultural crossroads of America’s magnificent mountainous desert Southwest. Experience rich multicultural diversity on the border of Texas and Mexico. Our teachers and staff are ready to make your experience a remarkable one.

ESL Program Introduction

The English Language Institute, a part of University College at The University of Texas at El Paso, is specifically designed to help learners gain functional command of English in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

The Program operates to meet a number of student goals--to pass the TOEFL and to have a successful academic experience in an American institution of higher learning, to use English in business and other vocational pursuits, and to satisfy language and cultural needs for social interaction with English speakers.

Courses during the fall and spring meet for intensive eight-week sessions to help students learn English in the shortest possible time. In the summer, we offer a super intensive ten-week session which covers a semester, sixteen weeks, of learning material.

In each session, classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Thursday in fall and spring and Monday through Friday in summer. Listening comprehension, reading/writing, grammar, conversation, and study of American culture patterns are stressed.

We also offer individual classes in the evening and Saturdays, and TOEFL preparation for advanced students. TOEFL classes include instruction in language skills in addition to test-taking strategies necessary to achieve a high TOEFL score.

The English only rule is strictly enforced in the classroom. Because of the small class size, students are given individualized attention and have many opportunities to use English actively.

Students completing each session receive a certificate of completion.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Fall I 2009: August 24 - October 15 (8 weeks) Placement Test: August 20 @ 9 am
Fall II 2009: October 19 - December 10 (8 weeks) Placement Test: October 16 @ 9 am
Spring I 2010: January 19 - March 11 (8 weeks) Placement Test: January 14 @ 9 am
Spring II 2010: March 22 - May 13 (8 weeks) Placement Test: March 18 @ 9 am
Summer 2010: June 7 - August 13 (10 weeks) Placement Test: June 3 @ 9 am

(8 weeks)
Tuition: $945
Books and Supplies: $150
Additional estimated costs (for I-20 purposes):
Housing: $970
Meals: $500
Personal Expenses: $500
Total cost: $3, 065

Summer (10 weeks)
Tuition: $ 1, 350
Books and Supplies: $150
Housing: $1, 230
Meals: $500
Personal Expenses: $500
Total cost: $3, 730

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

Students may reside at UTEP'S campus housing facilities when there is availability. Otherwise, students must make other arrangements on their own.

Contact Info

English Language Institute
University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University Ave.
Miners Hall, Suite 109
El Paso, Texas 79968-0602

(915) 747-5142
(915) 747-5538