English Language Institute

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
Eastern Washington University
English Language Institute
129 Patterson Hall
Cheney, WA  99004 2424

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Host Institution: Eastern Washington University

Host City Size: Up to 50,000

Year Established: 1979

Accreditations: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA, UCIEP
Phone #: (509) 359-6993

Phone #2: (509) 359-2482



Application Contact Info: Go to for application form.
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk

* Other Course Type: Small conversation groups, field trips, social/cultural activities, orientation support, on-campus housing, peer mentoring program

Additional Course Info: Supplemental classes and learning opportunities include Pronunciation Class, Advanced Grammar Class, Writer's Center, and small conversation groups with native English speakers.

ESP Additional Info: The ELI offers special graduate preparation program: MBA Preparation Program and Graduate Preparation Program.

Test Preparation:
Test Typehrs/wk
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month

Terms Additional Info: Students may begin in any term (Fall/Winter./Spring/Summer)

Program Size: 50

Program Size, Summer: 25

Average Class Size: 12

Minimum Class Size: 6

Maximum Class Size: 16

Middle East/North Africa60.00

Full-time Instructors: 3

Part-time Instructors: 3

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 18

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 3

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 3

Full-time Admin: 1

Part-time Admin: 0

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: dependents, concurrent enrollment, permanent residents, US nationals

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: HS graduation, passport copy, financial confirmation, at least 17 years of age.

Visa Forms Issued: I-20, DS-2019

Other Visa Forms Issued - Details: Undergraduate/graduate conditional I-20/DS2019--must complete ELI or submit appropriate TOEFL/IELTS score.

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: yes

Maximum Credits Eligible: 18

Courses that can be Replaced: Electives

Conditions: Must be academically admissible in undergraduate or graduate program; faculty recommendation.

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: yes

Maximum Credits Avail.: 18

Degree Levels: undergraduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: yes

Academic Admissions Conditions: conditional on meeting other admissions requirements and English proficiency.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Completion of ELI program may be used in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS score

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Completion of Graduate Preparation Program may be used in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS score

Articulation Agreement(s): yes

Articulation Agreement Details: ELI has articulation agreements with EWU (undergraduate admissions), Community Colleges of Spokane. These colleges will accept completion of the ELI program in lieu of a TOEFL score, provided student is academically admissible.


Fees: $100

Insurance Cost: $650

Insurance Details: automatically enrolled in the university international student insurance plan.

Other Costs: $50 application fee

Financial Aid Available: no

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $2400

Housing Weeks: 11

Housing Cost Type: Room

Additional Housing Info: students live on campus in the Global Living Learning Community; variety of meal plans available.

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: no

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Costs: $500

Board Plan Weeks: 11

Board Plan Additional Info: Students living off campus may purchase a meal plan.

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Academic Placement, Airport Meeting, Campus Orientation, Homestay, Host Family, Housing Assistance, International Student Advisor, Visa/Tax Counseling

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