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English Language Institute (ELI)

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REGISTER NOW: Online Pre-Arrival Course for International Graduate Students

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.

Registration Now Open: Spring 2018 Course for International Scholars, Researchers, Faculty, Staff, and Post-Docs Runs May 15 – June 14

Learn and practice the academic skills that scholars, researchers, faculty, and other academic professionals in all disciplines need to succeed in the academic community.

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.


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. 


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 or calling 734-764-2413.



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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