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In June 1941, by action of the Board of Regents, the English Language Institute was established at the University of Michigan.
The charge to the ELI was twofold: to conduct research in teaching English as a foreign language and to test new scientifically-based materials for the teaching of English.
In the first year, the ELI inaugurated an intensive course in English as a foreign language, the first ever offered on a university campus in the Western Hemisphere.
Read more of the ELI's story on our History page.