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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