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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.


ELI Offices Temporary Move

All ELI offices have moved for the summer due to construction on the second floor of Matherly Hall. The ELI Main Office and the CIP Office have moved to Matherly 10 (on the ground floor). The teacher offices have moved to rooms 2, 12, and 14.

ELI student services offices (Daryl, Victoria, Patricia, Tiffany) are in Yon Hall room 314. All ELI phone numbers are the same.

Fall 2017 Students

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!

Commencement is coming!

The Summer 2017 Commencement ceremony will be on Friday, August 4, from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the University Auditorium.

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.


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