English Language Institute

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
189 West Main Street
Newark, DE  19716 

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Host Institution: University Of Delaware

Host City Size: Up to 50,000

Year Established: 1979

Accreditations: Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA, UCIEP
Phone #: 302-831-2674

Fax #: 302-831-6765



Application Contact Info: n/a
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk

* Other Course Type: Private tutoring

Additional Course Info: The Full Intensive Program includes over 28 hours of weekly instruction. Areas of study include General English, English for Academic Purposes, Business English, or English through American Culture. Conditional Admissions available! (

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
Graduate Study
Teacher Training124
University Preparation224

ESP Additional Info: The ELI offers several special programs: Intensive Executive English (3 weeks), American Law & Legal English Institute (4 weeks), EFL Teacher Training (4 weeks), and PreMBA (16 weeks). Students in our IEP may also enroll in our TOEFL preparation course.

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

Terms Additional Info: The Full Intensive Program is offered every 2 months. All 6 English levels are offered each session. Please see the website for special program dates (

Program Size: 650

Program Size, Summer: 650

Average Class Size: 11

Minimum Class Size: 8

Maximum Class Size: 14

Middle East/North Africa43.00

Full-time Instructors: 55

Part-time Instructors: 1

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 20

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 55

Full-time Admin: 15

Part-time Admin: 5

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: Non F1 visa students, as approved by the UD Office for International Students and Scholar Services.

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: Submission of application, application fee, financial statement, and tuition deposit. Application may be downloaded on our website: Non F1 visa students eligibility to participate determined by UD OISS.

Visa Forms Issued: I-20, DS-2019

Other Visa Forms Issued - Details: none

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

Maximum Credits Eligible: 3

Courses that can be Replaced: Freshman English requirement

Conditions: Director's approval required

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

Maximum Credits Avail.: 3

Degree Levels: undergraduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: yes

Academic Admissions Conditions: Conditional admissions available for Undergraduate and Graduate programs at the University of Delaware and several partner universities. Student must pass our Academic English program (please contact us for details at

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Conditional admission available for UD & several partner universities (see Student required to pass our Academic English program. Please contact us for details (

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: TOEFL not required for some graduate programs that participate in Conditional Admissions at University of Delaware.

Articulation Agreement(s): no


Fees: $130

Insurance Cost: $290

Insurance Details: Required unless proof of coverage shown.

Other Costs: $100 - Application Fee; $175 - Approximate Textbook Costs

Financial Aid Available: Scholarship opportunities available for new and continuing students. Inquire about significant tuition discount for 2-session registration. More information available

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: no

Housing Costs: $2400

Housing Weeks: 7-8

Housing Cost Type: Room and Board

Additional Housing Info: Price above is an average and includes estimate for food and living expenses. Housing options include off-campus apartments and homestays with American families.

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: yes

Board Plan Availability: Board plan included in housing

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Academic Placement, Airport Meeting, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, Homestay, Host Family, Housing Assistance, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities, Visa/Tax Counseling

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