Winter 2020 course registration ended Jan 10
Through academic, professional, and intercultural programming, the English Language Institute supports individuals for whom English is an additional language at the University of Chicago.
The ELI Impact
The English Language Institute at the University of Chicago serves the linguistic and cultural needs of multilingual students and scholars, empowering them to raise their confidence and English proficiency to new levels.
We serve individuals from all facets of the university—from undergraduates to postdoctoral scholars—in every school and division. As part of the Chicago Language Center, we work closely with UChicagoGRAD and the Writing Program to ensure that curricula are relevant, challenging, and tailored to the unique needs of our students.
We actively participate in university initiatives with the goal of ensuring equal opportunity for the multilingual community. We foster an open and interactive environment in which students acquire communicative tools and intercultural knowledge to navigate their lives at the University of Chicago and beyond.
Meet the ELI
Our language pedagogy specialists have decades of experience teaching English across the globe with diverse populations in academic and professional settings. Their deep knowledge and understanding of Applied Linguistics and intercultural communication allows instructors to provide immediate, individualized feedback to students.
“I was always nervous about talking in English especially in those situations requiring unplanned speech. Now after taking Spoken Communication: Fluency Building, I feel much more confident by the skills learnt in this class. In this course, all levels of English speakers are engaged because of the professional guidance as well as the relaxed atmosphere. So it is quite a helpful class!”
“I enrolled in the Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program: Writing because because I thought this is a great opportunity to learn North American academic writing, and it did really help me a lot. My instructor, Tim is very patient and thoughtful. He explained topics like controlling claims, sentence boundaries, and even networking etiquette. In addition, we even had outdoor excursion, which was a great way to get to know Chicago and your cohort! Lastly, thanks every instructor and staff member in the AEPP for providing such a fun and warm place for us to learn and have fun!”
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