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Welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown’s English Language Institute (ELI), where specialists teach English language to non-native speakers for university study and professional life.
The English Language Institute (ELI) of the University of Houston-Downtown offers two English programs:
Intensive English Program: Our Intensive English Program is a full-range English language-training program that accommodates the needs of international students and Houston community residents with academic objectives and basic language acquisition.
Business English Program: Our Business English Program addresses the unique needs of companies interested in training their employees, and international professionals who need specific business English skills that will help them meet their professional goals.
Note: Intensive English students can enroll for any six sessions a year. They have the option to study for a single session or choose a two-session, discounted block. Tuition costs vary, depending on which option a student chooses.
Instructors and Staff
ELI Instructors are professionals in the field of English language instruction. All instructors and staff members care very deeply about the quality of our ELI program, and are committed to making each student's experience positive and rewarding. Many of our ELI staff members have been with the ELI program more than 20 years and have devoted their lives to cross-cultural issues and situations.
All ELI instructors:
We have approximately 240 students study in the ELI each session.
Fall 1, 2014 Statistics
Fall 2, 2014 Statistics
|ELI Student Home Countries||ELI Student Home Countries|
|The Americas||29%||The Americas||27%|
|Middle East||37%||Middle East||32%|
ELI students have daily access to three laboratories:
We understand that our ELI students need more than class to have a successful term of study. Students can make new friends, discover new cultures, visit areas of interest and relax a bit, too. All our activities help students with these needs..
Some of our ELI Student Activities include:
Our Student Orientation:
The International Student Office Handbook contains:
In general, safety in the United States is no different from safety in any other large city of the world. Students should be reasonably careful, and we encourage students to follow simple safety precautions, such as not carrying large sums of money. We present these simple safety tips in orientation and provide students with an illustrated safety pamphlet.
Safety Benefits in Houston:
Safety Benefits at UHD:
Health is important, and medical care is expensive in the United States. All international students using a student visa (F1) are required to have UHD student medical insurance coverage. Private insurance policies are not accepted. For resident students, insurance is optional.
Houston Health Benefits:
UHD’s Student Health Center:
UHD’s Health Insurance:
Note: Health care costs have risen and students must be prepared to keep their health insurance active.
For additional information, please call 713-221-8047 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last updated or reviewed on 2/25/15