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ESL/EFL Teacher Preparation

The English Language Institute (ELI) offers courses which prepare students to teach English to speakers of other languages. All of these courses include a balance of theory and practice, as well as a strong emphasis on community engagement and service learning principles. Students in these courses gain practical life skills and learn how to successfully interact with individuals across cultures. Some discover a career!

Students who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors in all schools and majors are invited to join these fun, interactive, yet challenging courses. The only requirement is an interest in language, culture, and teaching, and a desire to meet people from different cultures.


A student teacher works with residents of a migrant worker camp in Lenawee County, MI.


Come meet the ELI faculty who teach these courses and hear from current and former students about these community-engaged experiences and the important life skills they foster! And there will be free pizza, too!

Both sessions take place on the main floor of the Michigan Union:

  • Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-8:00 pm, Michigan Union - Crofoot Room¬†
  • Wednesday, March 29, 6:30-8:00 pm, Michigan Union - Sophia B. Jones Room

Drop by, grab a bite, and learn more about our current course offerings.