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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.


EducationUSA Fairs in South America

The UF English Language Institute is participating in the 2017 South American EducationUSA Fair Circuit. Click here for the schedule!

Congratulations, Summer 2017 Graduates

The Summer 2017 Edition of ELI Student Voices is out! You can also view our slideshow by visiting our YouTube page.

Returning Students

Welcome back! To check in for Fall C, please follow the link here between August 24 and August 28.

New Students

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

Our Cultural Immersion Program has a fun semester planned! Check out the awesome weekend trips we'll go on this semester. To get even more involved in the community, sign up to volunteer! Here is more information about our upcoming trips:

  • Welcome Picnic on September 2
  • Football Game against Northern Colorado on September 9
  • Clearwater Beach on September 16
  • 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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