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Welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown's English Language Institute (ELI), where specialists in the English language teach English language to non-native speakers for university study and professional life.
Currently we offer a variety of English courses. Our Business English program trains international business executives and employees in continuous programs. Our Intensive English program prepares international students who wish to enter U.S. universities.
Business English trainees are professionals who take individual courses as scheduled or arrange for private courses. Courses are offered year-long.
Intensive English students can enroll for any of six sessions a year and have the option to study for a single session or choose a two-session, discounted block. Tuition rates vary, depending on which option a student chooses.
ELI Instructors are professionals in the field of English language instruction, care very deeply about the quality of our ELI program, and are committed to making each student's experience with us the very best possible. Many of our staff members have been with the ELI program for twenty years or more and have devoted their lives to cross-cultural issues and situations.
Additionally, our instructors:
Do you have a question for our instructors? Send us an email!
We have approximately 240 students study in the ELI each session. If you have a question you would like to ask a current student, all you have to do is send us an email!
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 classes to have a successful term of study. Students must make new friends, discover a new culture, visit areas of interest and need to be able to relax a little, too. All our activities are designed to help students with these needs.
Some of our ELI Student Activities include:
Our Student Orientation
The International Student Office provides information:
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 some 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.
At the University of Houston-Downtown
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. Other insurance policies are not accepted. For resident students, insurance is optional.
University of Houston-Downtown Student Health Center
University of Houston-Downtown health insurance
If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact us at:
English Language Institute
One Main Street, Suite S417
Houston, Texas 77002 USA
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