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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 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.


Returning Students

Welcome back! To check in for Fall B, please log in to myELI between October 8 and October 12. For detailed instructions, view page 12 of our student User Guide. If you don't know your login information, email

New Students

Orientation Week is almost here! 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 October 16 is in the J. Wayne Reitz Union Chamber (on the ground floor). You can see the location on the campus map.

Are you looking for housing? We have a list of apartments that we recommend and some frequently asked questions here.

myELI Portal

Current students, find the user guide to the myELI portal here: myELI Userguide. If you have questions or problems, check with the ELI main office in 223 Matherly Hall.

Fall 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. On Thursdays we will have rotating activities. 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.

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The ELI is also a member of FIEC and EnglishUSA and is accredited by CEA through 2026.


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