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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
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 methods of instruction 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 had teaching English to international students at the University of Florida. Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence in providing quality service and education. We offer English instruction that prepares you for using English in an academic or professional context as well as the culture that is all around you.
ELI Offices Move This Summer
All ELI offices will move for the summer due to construction on the second floor of Matherly Hall.
On May 1, the ELI Main Office and the CIP Office will move to Matherly 10 (on the ground floor). The teacher offices will move to rooms 2, 12, and 14.
ELI student services offices (Daryl, Victoria, Patricia, Christine Kunkel) will move to Yon Hall room 314. All ELI phone numbers will stay the same.
Welcome back! To check in for Summer C, please follow the link here between May 4 and May 8.
Orientation Week is approaching! This is when we welcome you to the ELI and give you all the information you need to get settled. You'll learn about Gainesville, housing, health insurance, and more.
Please note that Welcome and Registration at 9:00AM on May 9 is in J. Wayne Reitz Union Chamber. You can see the location on the campus map.
Are you looking for housing? We have a a list of apartments that we recommend and some frequently asked questions here.
Summer 2017 Students
Our Cultural Immersion Program has a fun semester planned! Check out
the awesome weekend trips we'll go on this semester, and the activities we have planned each week day. We will have a series of rotating Thursday activities as well. To get even more involved in the community, sign up to volunteer!
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 click here. You can also click the button below to get information about the ELI programs, classes, finding a place to live, and arrival instructions.
The ELI is also a
member of FIEC and EnglishUSA and is accredited by CEA through 2016.