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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 workshop in fall   and spring

Weekly workshop each spring

Useful for undergrads and grad students

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.
  • 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!
  •   "Almost weekly" English-focused videos in Instagram. Search @UCM_ELI or click the link here, and learn something new with Flash English!  

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

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