Welcome to the English Language Institute (ELI)
The University of Florida English Language Institute offers intensive English programs that prepare students for using English in the real world. Our methods of instruction are based on current research in the fields of language teaching, acquisition, learning and assessment, and the more than 60 years of experience we have had teaching English to international students at the University of Florida. Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence in providing quality service and education. We offer English instruction that prepares you for using English in an academic or professional context as well as the culture that is all around you.
Returning Fall B 2016 Students
You have missed the deadline to check in, and may not be able to return for the Fall B 2016 semester.
Please contact the ELI immediately at StudyEnglish@eli.ufl.edu if you wish to remain in status.
New Fall B 2016 Students
Orientation Week is here! This is when we welcome you to the ELI and give you all the information you need to get settled. You'll learn about Gainesville, housing, health insurance, and more. Check out the Orientation Week calendar of events.
Are you looking for housing? Make sure to check out the housing page. We have a a list of apartments that we recommend and some frequently asked questions in this document.
Fall 2016 Students
We have a fun semester planned! Check out all
the awesome CIP Weekend Trips we'll go on this semester. Here is more information about our upcoming trips:Fall B Welcome Picnic on October 14
We also have fun activities every weekday afternoon. Find out more here!
ELI 60th Anniversary
The ELI celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2014! Check out the great photos from the event.
Please share your memories with us on Facebook, Twitter,
and Instagram by using #ELI60years.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions about the ELI, please click here. You can also click the button below to get information about the ELI programs, classes, finding a place to live, and arrival instructions.