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English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
223 Matherly Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744

UCIEP, University and College Intensive English ProgramsThe ELI is a proud member of UCIEP, a consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs

Welcome to the English Language Institute (ELI)

The University of Florida English Language Institute offers intensive English programs that prepare students for using English in the real world. Our programs are based on current research in the fields of language teaching, acquisition, learning and assessment, and the more than 60 years of experience we have teaching English as a second language to international students at the University of Florida. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing the quality service and education you deserve. We offer English instruction that prepares you for using English in an academic or professional context and the culture that is all around you.

Summer 2016 Students!

We have a fun semester planned! Check out all the awesome CIP Weekend Trips we'll go on in the Spring semester!

You can get details and sign up for upcoming weekend trips by clicking the links below:

  • Fanfare and Fireworks: July 3
  • We also have fun activities every weekday afternoon. Find out more here.

    Returning Summer B 2016 Students!

    The dates for check in are June 16 to June 20. To check in for Summer B, please follow the link here.

    New Summer B 2016 Students!

    Summer B Orientation Week is almost here! This is the week when we give you all the information you need. You'll learn about Gainesville, housing, medical issues, and more. Check out the calendar of events for Orientation Week.

    Please note that registration is in 101 Little Hall at 9:00 am on June 21, not 223 Matherly Hall! You can see the location of Little Hall here.

    Are you looking for housing? Make sure to check out the housing page. We also have a helpful page with a list of apartments that we recommend, a map with a location of the apartments, and some frequently asked questions. Click here!

    Congratulations, Spring 2016 English Language Institute graduates!

    The Spring Semester, 2016 Edition of ELI Student Voices is out!

    ELI 60th Anniversary

    The ELI celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2014! Check out the great photos from the event. Please share your memories with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using #ELI60years.

    Frequently Asked Questions!

    If you have any questions about the ELI, please check here

    (Information about the ELI programs, classes, finding a place to live, and arrival instructions will be e-mailed directly to you) .

    The ELI is also a member of FIEC and AAIEP and is accredited by CEA through 2016.

    FIEC      CEA     AAIEP
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