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 offers newly-admitted U-M international graduate students a unique opportunity to prepare for academic, cultural, and professional success before they arrive on campus.
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 preparation courses for graduates and undergraduates interested in teaching English in local communities or abroad.
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.
ELI Academic Advising
ELI faculty advisors are available to provide U-M graduate students with help selecting ELI courses and other language resources. If you are a current student, you can sign up by clicking on the button below or by emailing ELIadvisor@umich.edu or calling 734-764-2413.