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English Language Institute

Whom does the ELI serve?

International and local undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars, post-docs, and international family members. Whether you are a native English speaker who needs help with grammar or an international member of the UCM community wanting to improve your pronunciation, the ELI is here to serve you. Instructors who want support for their students can also request it from the ELI. 
 

What does the ELI offer?

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For graduate students and post-docs

Six-week non-credit course each fall


Weekly each fall and spring


Weekly each spring  


Useful for undergrads and grads


Meet for support with any language-related challenges, including those related to grammar, writing, pronunciation, presentations, vocabulary, and comprehension

 

Fall and Spring

 

All year long

 

All year long, per faculty request

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What else does the ELI do?

  • Microteaching language proficiency exams for international TAs at the start of each semester. Fall 2021 microteaching exams were in person for the graduate students who arrived in August. The next set will be in early December, 2021.
  • Zoom pre-assessment interviews with potential international graduate students each spring
  • Random small acts of kindness to help students in need and connect members of the UCM community. Need help but don't know whom to ask? Ask the ELI!

How can the ELI help YOU?

Would you like to set up a one-on-one appointment? Complete this brief ELI consultation request form. You can also send questions and requests by email to ELI@ucmerced.edu.