Learn Effectively with the English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) is a trusted resource for University of Chicago students and scholars who speak English as an additional language—throughout the University’s schools and divisions and at all proficiency levels.

With rigorous, proven programming that’s tailored to the high-level needs at UChicago, the ELI’s expert instructors introduce pedagogical techniques for improving English in academic and professional contexts, as well as informal settings.

At the ELI, students experience Chicago as a classroom in structured activities as they learn with—and from—new international peers in welcoming, engaging settings.

The ELI offers a range of English language and intercultural communication programming throughout the calendar year with various experiences and commitment levels. Explore our offerings and engage »