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ELI Programs

The ELI offers 5 eight-week sessions throughout the year. You may enroll at the beginning of any session.

Special programs and short-term programs are also available upon request.

Who Can Apply?

We accept applications from anyone whose native language is not English. This includes international students, visitors, au pairs, U.S. residents, and others.


All applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Have completed secondary school;
  • Be at a high beginner level (know the English alphabet and be able to speak in simple present tense)

Unfortunately, the ELI does not offer classes for low beginner level students.

Applicant Types

Session Dates & Application Deadlines

Session Session Dates F-1 Visa Applicant Deadline Local (U.S.) Applicant Deadline 
Summer, 2017 June 5 - July 28, 2017  April 14, 2017 May 13, 2017
Fall I, 2017 August 21 - October 20, 2017 July 10, 2017 August 14, 2017
Fall II, 2017 October 23  -  December 15, 2017 September 11, 2017 October 16, 2017