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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. We are using a new online application. If it doesn’t work for you, email us to let us know. Thank you!

February 16. We are sorry for any inconvenience but and our online application are not accessible. We are working on the issue. Please email to let us know if you are applying or having difficulties.  

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Returning Students

Welcome back! To check in for Spring C 2020, please log in to myELI between January 6 and January 10. For detailed instructions, view page 12 of our User Guide (PDF). If you don’t know your login information, email us.

New Students #WelcomeHome

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 January 14, 2020 is in the J. Wayne Reitz Union Chamber (on the ground floor). You can see the location on the campus map.