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The ELI Intensive Program at the University of Houston-Downtown has prepared students in the English language since 1974. We offer a 7-level Intensive English Program (IEP) for students and professionals wishing to improve their language skills for university study or professional use. Thousands of ELI graduates have entered academic classes, both as undergraduate and graduate students at the UHD and all over the United States. Other ELI graduates have returned to their countries to better jobs and stronger professional lives. We have the experience and success to help you meet your English language goals.
The Intensive English Program offers:
With interesting and fast-paced classes, the ELI curriculum helps students learn English quickly. Instructors teach language rules and provide practice through tasks and exercises and train students in the four language skills through presentation, practice and task-based instruction.
Lower level courses
Intermediate level courses
Advanced level courses
Anyone with academic or professional objectives who has graduated from high school can attend. Students from the U.S. and other countries are also welcome to attend.
Seven levels of English; the program teaches grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Highly trained English instructors that hold master’s degrees and have years of professional experience in the field of language education.
All students are tested. You are placed into the level indicated by your test results.
Complete and submit our application and send the requested materials. We will send you an I-20; you will receive an F-1 Visa for the American Embassy in your country.
If you want to complete only one session, you must still get an F-1 Visa.
Apply for an I-20 that covers both English study and academic study. The application has a place where you can mark this.
For a breakdown of costs, visit the Tuition page.
Please visit our Application webpage.
If you have questions and need assistance with your application, call 713-223-7477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last updated or reviewed on 12/19/14