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Founded in 1974 the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Hartford offers a comprehensive academic program designed for international students whose primary language is not English. The program seeks to improve the student's overall educational experience by working towards a greater proficiency in understanding, reading, writing and speaking English in order to meet the academic standards for admission to American colleges and universities.
The English Language Institute (ELI) of the University of Hartford offers a comprehensive academic program designed for International Students who need to improve their English language skills.
The English Language Institute is located on the University's main campus. ELI students have the full privileges of the Mortensen Library, the Gengras Student Union, and the Health Resource Center. Classes are small, and students are placed according to the results of entry tests taken during the ELI orientation program the first day of the semester. The ELI has proven to be an excellent transition from studying in one's native language to full-time academic work in English. In addition to improving language skills, the ELI provides the necessary background in United States academic protocols and American culture.
Students receive 25 hours of instruction per week, Monday through Friday, in the classroom and the audio/video Resource Center. This is supplemented by work in private tutorial sessions and through computer-assisted language learning. Courses emphasize oral/aural skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, grammar usage, and writing skills development. The institute also offers English for Special Purposes, which integrates language skills with specific career goals.
Advanced Writing and Communication. This program is designed for graduate level international students and working professionals who have passed the TOEFL, yet require additional work in English to meet the demands of advanced academic study. (TOEFL 550 and /or advanced level English
ELI Academic Program. The ELI offers three semesters of instruction each year. The fall and spring terms each are 14 weeks long, beginning in late August and ending in mid-May. There is a four-week semester break from mid-December until mid-January. Two six-week summer sessions are offered from mid-May to mid-August at the high intermediate and advanced levels. Students should consult the academic calendar in order not to arrive before campus facilities are open.
ELI Cultural Activities. Students in the English Language Institute have the opportunity to share cross-cultural experiences and participate in typical American activities such as picnics, barbecues, campus musical and theatrical performances, sports events, and out-of-town trips to such places as New York City and Boston. Each spring, during the International Week, students broaden horizons of the community through a festival including native country exhibits, a food bazaar and international potluck dinner, and a parade in native dress.
Special Programs. Language courses for international professionals. Courses are tailored to group needs with the focus on the development of good communication skills in English - fluid and effective speech, clear and direct writing, and persuasive public presentations.
Full Time (12 credits) Per Semester $4,500