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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
studyenglish@eli.ufl.edu


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

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Classes

Coordinator: Patricia Moon

The ELI offers English classes which are designed according to the latest research in the field. The core classes include Listening/Speaking, Grammar, and Reading/Writing classes. Students are placed into levels for each skill at the beginning of each term according to their proficiency in each skill. The ELI also offers elective courses in TOEFL, Business English, Pronunciation, Conversation Strategies, and other special courses that vary by term. Classes at the ELI are small, averaging 12 students, allowing very individualized instruction. Many classes also meet in the UF computer labs weekly, completing a variety of language activities.

Below, you will find descriptions of each of our classes and what students should be able to do at the end of each course.

Listening/Speaking Classes

The Listening/Speaking classes at the ELI focus on the English listening and speaking skills that are necessary to function in an academic environment. The Listening/Speaking class meets in the classroom four hours per week with a teacher and four hours per week outside the classroom with two language assistants for additional practice with authentic English. Listening/Speaking classes meet from 12:50 - 2:45 Monday through Thursday in the Fall and Spring. The schedule is slightly altered in the Summer semester.

Listening/Speaking Goals, Objectives, Student Learning Outcomes, and Requirements for Promotion (PDF) - see the goals of each level, what students will study and be able to do at the end of the term, and the academic requirements to move to a higher level

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Grammar Classes

Grammar classes at the ELI are taught with attention to form and function. Grammar classes meet from 10:40 - 11:30 Monday through Friday, OR from 11:45 - 12:35 Monday through Friday in the Fall and Spring. The schedule is slightly altered in the Summer semester. Students cannot select the class time. Following is what students are expected to be able to do upon completion of each level.

Grammar Goals, Objectives, Student Learning Outcomes, and Requirements for Promotion (PDF) - see the goals of each level, what students will study and be able to do at the end of the term, and the academic requirements to move to a higher level

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Reading and Writing Classes

Reading and writing classes at the ELI focus on the kinds of reading and writing skills that are necessary in the highly competitive academic and professional worlds. Reading/Writing classes meet from 8:30am - 10:25am Monday through Friday, OR from 3:00pm to 4:55pm Monday through Friday in the Fall and Spring. The schedule is slightly altered in the Summer semester. Students cannot select the class time. Following is what students are expected to be able to do upon completion of each level.

Reading/Writing Goals, Objectives, Student Learning Outcomes, and Requirements for Promotion (PDF) - see the goals of each level, what students will study and be able to do at the end of the term, and the academic requirements to move to a higher level

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Elective Classes

  • In the TOEFL Preparation class, students practice and discuss exercises that appear on the TOEFL test. Only higher intermediate level and above students may take the TOEFL class. All ELI classes, however, are intended to improve students' general language proficiency and test scores.
  • In the IELTS Preparation class, students become familiar with the design of the IELTS by practicing listening, academic reading, academic writing, and speaking. Only higher intermediate level and above students may take the IELTS class. All ELI classes, however, are intended to improve students' general language proficiency and test scores.
  • In the Business English class, students study the vocabulary and typical forms of English that are necessary in business. Students are expected to already have knowledge of business in their native language.
  • In the Writing and Grammar for Writing class, students focuse on refining grammatical abilities in writing as well as improving general organizational structure for essay writing. Intensive editing practice is a large component of this course.
  • In the Advanced Academic Vocabulary and Pronunciation class, students will learn the rules of pronunciation towards an understanding of a American English pronunciation and improving their own pronunciation. This class will also cover vocabulary in a wide range of topics such as business, geology, technology, etc. This class is exclusively for intermediate and upper level students who desire to work intensively on pronunciation and vocabulary alone. Listening/speaking classes also cover pronunciation in a less intensive form and all classes cover vocabulary.
  • In the Advanced Informal English class, students practice and learn strategies for successful conversation and interaction with native speakers of English.
  • Other elective courses may be offered according to students' interest. These courses may include special topics courses, computer courses, or English for specific purposes.

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