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English Language Institute

International students and english language at The University of AkronWe regret that due to COVID-19, the English Language Institute will not be enrolling students, offering tutoring, or conducting U-ADEPT testing until August 2022, at the earliest.


The English Language Institute (ELI) helps people from all over the world improve their English in order to study in the U.S., attain professional development, and enrich their lives. Those studying at the ELI improve their academic and social English language skills, while gaining once-in-a-lifetime cultural experiences.

We take pride in offering a unique and vibrant program. Why should you choose the English Language Institute?

Our program

  • Small class sizes, and individualized learning
  • Three distinct class levels of English language proficiency
  • TOEFL iBT preparation in every class
  • Challenging curriculum
  • We facilitate a smooth transition into UA

Our quality

  • All instructors have Master's degrees
  • Language and cultural diversity in every class
  • Technology based learning
  • Free tutoring

Our location

  • The beautiful University of Akron campus located in northeast Ohio
  • The city of Akron and surrounding areas are easy to navigate and welcoming
  • You will experience all four seasons and can enjoy activities like hiking, swimming and skiing throughout the year

Our English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) is designed for students who plan to attend a university in the United States. The program focuses on the English skills required for success in university coursework and college-entry standardized test preparation, such as the TOEFL iBT.