English Language Institute (ELI)
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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.
Spring Course for International Scholars, Researchers, Faculty, Staff, and Post-Docs Now Open for Registration
VS 501: Introduction to Communications in Academia
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.
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.