As the only intensive English language program in the metropolitan Detroit area, the English Language Institute (ELI) of Wayne State University (WSU) specializes exclusively in teaching English communication, American culture, and academic preparation skills to individuals from all over the world. Established in 1974, the ELI is committed to assisting individuals at all levels of English proficiency to develop their English communication skills in the shortest possible time. The ELI offers comprehensive and innovative language programs, which provide students with the best English instruction, the newest methodologies, and the most up-to-date language-learning technology available in the United States. This intensive program consists of up to 24 class hours per week of beginning through advanced instruction. A transition program allows advanced students to take credit-bearing academic courses at WSU while participating in classes at the ELI. All courses integrate American culture with preparation for academic work. Wayne State University, well over 100 years old, is a leading research institution in the U.S. offering over 350 undergraduate and graduate programs including Engineering, Business, Computer Science, Communication, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and many other disciplines. The University enrolls more than 30,000 domestic students and approximately 3,000 international students from 80 different countries.
Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
The ELI Non-Intensive English Program offers afternoon and evening classes for students whose schedule is more limited or for those interested in more specialized training. Courses and services available include:
Student and faculty spouses
International teaching assistants
Medical, business, and technical professionals
The ELI Non-Intensive English Program also serves as a bridge program that allows advanced-level students to take credit-bearing academic courses at Wayne State University while participating in classes at the ELI. All courses integrate American culture with preparation for academic success.
For those seriously interested in improving their English and academic skills and preparing for university study in a relatively short period of time, the ELI provides the services and benefits of the only intensive English language program in metropolitan Detroit. This intensive program consists of up to 24 class hours per week of beginning-level through advanced-level instruction. Beginning and intermediate classes teach communicative skills and integrate listening, speaking and pronunciation in one module and reading, writing and grammar in a second, week-long module.
A unique aspect of the ELI is specialized classes in:
- Pronunciation improvement
- Vocabulary improvement
- Reading enhancement
- Business and technical writing
- English for Special Purposes
- Focused workshops on all aspects of language learning
Special programs and workshops can also be developed to meet the particular needs of businesses and institutions in the community. In addition, the language lab is equipped with a wide variety of audio and video materials available for improving oral and written communication. State-of-the-art computer labs and other media services are available throughout the University.
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