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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!

Updated message to our ELI Family

On March 17th, President Fuchs announced that all UF classes and activities will be moved online for the remainder of the semester. For this reason, all UF ELI classes and activities will all be online from now until April 24th, 2020.  The campus and some student support services such as dining halls remain open at this time.  The ELI main office is closed to visitors, but we will be answering email and office phones during regular office hours (8:00am – 4:30pm). If you have questions, please email us at

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Returning Students

Welcome back! To check in for Summer C 2020, please log in to myELI between May 4 and May 9. 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 is at 9:00AM on May 12, 2020.  Location to be announced.