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English Language Institute
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.
Welcome back! To check in for Summer B, please follow the link here between June 18 and June 22.
Orientation Week is approaching! 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.
Please note that Welcome and Registration at 9:00AM on June 26 is in Matherly Hall room 2 (on the ground floor). You can see the location on the campus map.
Are you looking for housing? We have a a list of apartments that we recommend and some frequently asked questions here.
Our Cultural Immersion Program has a fun semester planned! Check out the awesome weekend trips we'll go on this semester, and the activities we have planned each week day. On Thursdays we will have rotating activities. To get even more involved in the community, sign up to volunteer! Here is more information about our upcoming trips:
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ELI 60th Anniversary
The ELI is also a member of FIEC and EnglishUSA and is accredited by CEA through 2026.