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Welcome to the UF ELI Short Term English Program (STEP) Online!

The UF ELI has been teaching English through an Intensive English Program (IEP) since 1954. The UF ELI IEP is intended for full-time F1 students and meets for an intensive 23 hours per week. The shortest term is 7 weeks in the summer, but many students spend 4-8 months studying in the program.

We recognize that not everyone can move to the United States or dedicate 23 hours per week to studying English. We have also heard from our thousands of alumni through the years that they wish they could continue their English studies after returning home.  The UF ELI STEP Online classes are for you!

Each STEP Online class meets for a minimum of two synchronous class hours per week via Zoom, with an additional 3 hours of instruction per week provided by one-on-one meetings with the instructor, group work, and online assignments. All courses are graded as S/U and students who earn an S in the class will receive a certificate of completion.   Attendance in the synchronous class hours is required. Check your time zone! All students must have access to a laptop or PC, a stable internet connection, and Zoom.

Go to STEP Online Course Descriptions, Schedule, and Teacher Information for the five courses being offered this summer. More classes may be added in June! You can write to the faculty member teaching the course for more information on the content or requirements. You can write to with questions about registering for the courses.

STEP ONLINE Registration and Application Information 

Fill out application form below, hit submit, and click here to pay tuition online (opens a new window).


STEP Online Application Form