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English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
223 Matherly Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744

UCIEP, University and College Intensive English ProgramsThe ELI is a proud member of UCIEP, a consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs

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.


ELI Offices Move This Summer

From May 1st until August 7th, UF will be doing construction work on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Matherly Hall. Because of that, the ELI offices will have to move for the summer. We will move back to Matherly 223 at the end of the summer.

On May 1st, the ELI Main Office will move to Matherly room 10 on the ground floor of Matherly Hall. The CIP Office will move to room 10 on the ground floor of Matherly Hall. All of the teacher offices will move to the ground floor of Matherly (rooms 2, 12, and 14).

The ELI student services offices (Daryl, Victoria, Patricia, Christine K.) will be moving to Yon Hall room 314. Yon Hall is the building attached to the football stadium. On August 7th, all of the ELI offices will move back to the 2nd floor of Matherly. All of the ELI phone numbers will stay the same during the move.

New Summer 2017 Students

Are you looking for housing? We have a a list of apartments that we recommend and some frequently asked questions here.

Commencement is coming!

The Spring 2017 Commencement ceremony will be on Friday, April 21, from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the University Auditorium.

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.

The ELI is also a member of FIEC and EnglishUSA and is accredited by CEA through 2016.


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