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Our Mission

Strengthen your English language skills in a supportive community that learns together.

Notre Dame of Maryland University's English Language Institute provides international students with English language instruction in a student-centered environment. The ELI's qualified faculty and staff help students develop the language skills necessary for academic and professional success in English.

Through campus events, social activities, and shared experiences, the ELI offers opportunities to enrich language learning within a global community.

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ELI Update

The English Language Institute at NDMU is actively working toward providing the best experience possible for our community. Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, our sessions are postponed until Spring 2022. Please complete the inquiry form below if you are interested in the ELI program. Check back often for any updates or changes!

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TOEFL iBT Preparation

The TOEFL iBT is the most widely accepted English language test in the world and a requirement for international students entering academic programs at universities in the USA and Canada. Our intensive, 8-week course will prepare you to take the exam with confidence.

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Upcoming Sessions

The ELI offers multiple sessions throughout the year including Fall, Spring, and Summer. See when the next session is scheduled to begin and when applications are due.

About the Program

The ELI is made up of a warm, welcoming family of students, faculty and staff. We can help you reach your personal, professional and academic language goals.

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Learn More

Feel free to contact eli@ndm.edu if you have any questions about the program. We are ready to help!

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English Language Institute

David Pembamoto

My First American Home

English Language Institute, NDMU Class of 2015
“I truly believe that the ELI provides many tools and surroundings that will help you improve your English skills. So, just come and have fun! You will feel that this is your home.” What’s Next for David: Transfer to Morgan State University from CCBC to study Engineering
Additional Resources

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A safe campus plus easy access to the city makes NDMU's location the best of both worlds.

Use this guide for step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a student visa.

Learn about health considerations, vaccinations and health insurance options before you travel.