Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is eligible to utilize the services provided by the ELI?
A: International University of Chicago degree-seeking students (PhD, Master's, College) and postdoctoral researchers. Other affiliates (UChicago staff, faculty, non-degree visiting scholars) are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Partners and spouses of students, postdocs, and affiliates are also accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Q: How much do the ELI services cost?
A: For 2017-18, the Academic Year Courses cost $100 for materials. Individualized Instruction costs $50 an hour/session. The cost for AEPP 2018 will be relayed to you by ELI staff if you contact email@example.com. The ELI Conversation Hour and ELI Board Game Group are free. The ESL Writing Specialist services are also free to a certain group of students (and are sponsored by certain programs).
Q: What is the Spring 2018 schedule?
A: Academic Year Courses, Individualized Instruction, ELI Conversation Hour, and ELI Board Game Group for the Spring will generally run from Mon Apr 2 to Fri May 25.
Q: How do I register?
A: For Academic Year Courses and Individualized Instruction, there is a registration form here and here. For ELI Conversation Hour and ELI Board Game Group, first-timers who are not degree-seeking students or postdocs will be interviewed briefly by the facilitators, but otherwise there is no registration (attendees simply drop in). The ESL Writing Specialist will have a sign-up form made available to eligible students. For the AEPP, incoming students are able to express their interest via a university system called Slate; for those who do not have access to Slate, they are asked to contact their department or the ELI at firstname.lastname@example.org.