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English Language Institute (ELI)

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Registration Now Open! Fall Course for International Scholars, Researchers, Faculty, Staff, and Post-Docs

VS 501: Introduction to Communications in Academia Gain communication strategies for speaking in both formal and informal academic settings and for written communication.

ELI Summer Programs Off and Running!

ELI welcomes new international graduate students from around the world to our 2016 EAP, ELS, and EBS Summer Intensive Programs.

Welcome to ELI

The English Language Institute provides a full range of English for Academic Purposes courses and other types of language and academic support for international graduate students, scholars, researchers, staff, and post-docs at the University of Michigan. We also offer language and pedagogy courses for current and prospective international GSIs and ESL/EFL teacher-training courses for graduates and undergraduates interested in teaching English in local communities or abroad.


Language Clinics

The English Language Institute offers several Language Clinics which provide international graduate students, GSIs, scholars, faculty, and staff with one-on-one language and academic support. Clinics are staffed by ELI lecturers or by GSIs working under close supervision of experienced faculty. 


Resources for International Scholars, Researchers, Faculty, Staff, and Post-Docs

The ELI offers non-credit courses and other resources to help international Scholars, Researchers, Faculty, Staff and Post-Docs increase their confidence using English and thus maximize their professional contributions during their stay at the University of Michigan and beyond. 


Counseling and Advising

ELI faculty counselors are available to provide U-M graduate students with feedback on their language needs and guidance on ELI courses and other resources.If you are a current student, you can sign up for an appointment via the ELI Advising Ctools Site or call 734-764-2413 or email for more information.



We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the English Language Institute needs you—because the world needs Victors.


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