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University of Delaware

English Language Institute
Newark, Delaware USA



School Introduction

Founded in 1979, the University of Delaware English Language Institute (ELI) is a leader in the field of English as a Second Language and ranks among the top ESL programs in the United States. The ELI offers a variety of high-quality, intensive English programs for degree-seeking students, business and legal professionals, language teachers, and general English language learners. The ELI is one of the few ESL programs accredited by the Commission of English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). The ELI is a member of the Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) and the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP), organizations that promote high professional standards of quality in English programs and maintain rigorous review processes. Our program is also a leading teacher training center, having introduced hundreds of English teachers from over 40 countries to best practices in language instruction and program administration.

The ELI's Intensive English Program offers a wide selection of courses to meet your specific goals, English proficiency level, and schedule. Six two-month sessions of study are scheduled each year. (It is possible to study at the ELI for one month.) Our intensive 240-hour curriculum is designed to help students advance one proficiency level in eight weeks. Through this program, ELI offers over 30 core courses and electives in six levels of study, beginner to advanced. Students who place in Level I, II, or III develop basic language skills: listening, speaking, pronunciation, oral and written grammar, vocabulary, reading, and writing. At the higher proficiency levels (Level IV, V, and VI), students may select courses from among four tracks of English for Specific Purposes courses: English for Academic Purposes, General English, English through American Culture, and Business English.

The ELI's specialized programs have become so popular and well respected, they have received grants from both US Government agencies and educational organizations worldwide. If you are a lawyer, business professional, EFL teacher, university of MBA applicant, we have a specialized course for you.

ESL Program Introduction

Intensive English Program
Our outstanding intensive English program helps students prepare for undergraduate or graduate studies at an American university, and helps business professionals learn English for career enrichment. Individuals may also choose general and cultural English courses. The ELI offers six levels of intensive language instruction. Each study session is eight weeks long, and students are expected to advance one level every session. Students are assigned to levels and courses based upon the results of placement testing. Students' classroom instruction is divided into two courses that each meet daily for two hours: Listening/Speaking and Reading/Writing. The program includes private tutoring, computer assisted instruction, listening laboratory work, and cultural excursions.

American Law and Legal English Institute (ALLEI)
The American Law and Legal English Institute is an intensive, one-of-a-kind program. The four-week course is specifically designed to help foreign attorneys, judges, law students, and other law professionals increase their understanding of the theories and practice of American law and improve their proficiency in written and spoken legal English. ALLEI's four major components include: classes; seminars and workshops; judicial and legal visitations; and cultural orientation. The program places special emphasis on corporate law.

Delaware English as a Foreign Language
Professional Training Program (DEFT)
The English as a Foreign Language Teacher Training Program (DEFT) is an intensive four-week certificate course designed to meet the specific needs of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers, supervisors, or teacher trainers. Through a program of seminars, workshops, class observations, and program visitations, DEFT offers training in current methods, approaches, and techniques. The program includes developmental course work in written and spoken English as needed. A full schedule of cultural trips, excursions, and activities complements the program.

PreMBA Program (PreMBA)
The ELI's PreMBA Program provides academic, cultural, and linguistic preparation for students wanting to
pursue MBA studies or graduate programs in business related fields. The specific objectives of the PreMBA program include improving oral and written business English communication skills; developing business concepts and vocabulary; developing academic skills for future MBAs; acquiring an understanding of American business systems; preparing for the GMAT; and identifying and applying to appropriate MBA programs. The program is taken as two eight week sessions.

Super Intensive Executive English Program (SIEEP)
Busy executives and professionals whose schedules do not permit them to participate in a traditional eight-week program of study will find ELI's Three Week SIEEP Program ideally suited to their needs and hectic lifestyles. Offering a combination of individual, small group, and targeted language instruction, the course is especially designed for career professionals. Small group instruction addresses listening, speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing, and reading skills through activities such as leading meetings, conducting negotiations, networking, interviewing, team problem solving, making presentations and speeches, and engaging in cross-cultural discourse. Within private tutoring sessions, our specialized corporate ESL tutors are highly trained to work one-on-one to personalize the instruction based on each client's linguistic needs and goals.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Session V: 5/6/2002 - 6/28/2002 (8 weeks)
Session VI: 7/1/2002 - 8/23/2002 (8 weeks)
Session I: 9/2/2002 - 10/25/2002 (8 weeks)
Session II: 10/28/2002 - 12/20/2002 (8 weeks)
Session III: 1/6/2003 - 2/28/2003 (8 weeks)
Session IV: 3/3/2003 - 4/28/2003 (8 weeks)
(See website for Special Programs dates)

2002 Tuition: $1, 890 (8 weeks)
Application Fee: $45
Fees: $330
Housing: $1400 (8 weeks, estimate), $325 (8 weeks, miscellaneous)
(See website for Special Programs costs)

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

English Language Institute
University of Delaware
189 West Main Street
Newark, Delaware 19716

(302) 831-2674
(302) 831-6765