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English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
315 Norman 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

Academic Information

  • ELI Objectives (PDF) - find out the academic requirements at each level in the ELI

  • Requirements For Promotion (PDF) - find out what is required to move to a higher level in the ELI

  • Requirements For Exiting the ELI (PDF) - students who wish to enter graduate school at the University of Florida may be interested in exiting (or completing) the English Language Institute and receiving an English language test score (IELTS, MELAB, TOEFL) exemption from the UF Graduate School. The requirements for exiting the ELI include completing all level 60 courses.
    Students who study in short (7- or 8-week) sessions are ineligible for exiting the ELI as the shorter terms are intended for casual learners, professionals, students with full admission to the university, or as preparation for a long semester. Additionally, the highest sections in a short term do not meet the detailed standards listed here and in the Student Guide.

  • Proficiency Scale (PDF) - see the description of each proficiency score for the four skills

  • Description of Classes and Student Learning Outcomes - see a description of classes and what students will be able to do at the end of each class

  • Academic Written English Program - Academic Written English, which began in August 1983, was instituted to meet the academic writing needs of regularly enrolled graduate students who need help with writing in English. In Summer 2008 university-wide budget cuts and policy changes led to significant restructuring of the program and its offerings. Academic Written English (EAP 5845) and Research Writing (EAP 5846) are now being offered as a non-credit course. This course, Scholarly Writing, meets for two six-week sessions. For more information, click here.

  • Academic Spoken English Program - In the Academic Spoken English program regularly enrolled international graduate students can take either the credit-bearing required ITA course, EAP5836 or non-credit academic spoken English short courses (Formerly EAP5835/EAP5837). For more information, click here.

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