We regret that due to COVID-19, the English Language Institute will not be enrolling students, offering tutoring, or conducting U-ADEPT testing until January 2022, at the earliest.

students on UA campus

Contact ELI

English Language Institute

Olin Hall, Room 302 (campus map)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1909
Driving directions

Phone: 330-972-7544
Fax: 330-972-7353

Student Services CoordinatorSherri Niesz

ELI Faculty & Staff

ELI is proud to have an experienced and highly creative faculty, dedicated to providing our students with quality instruction that is based on sound theory and methods in second language instruction. All of our instructors have Master's degrees in TESL or TESL-related fields.

All of our faculty members have learned other languages themselves and many have studied and worked overseas. They know firsthand the challenges involved in acquiring a new language and adjusting to life in a new country and culture.

We all look forward to meeting you here in Akron, OH and helping you reach your goal of learning English and making your career dreams come true.