Frequently Asked Questions
The ELI’s Intensive English Program (IEP) has 6 sessions:
- January (Spring 1)
- March (Spring 2)
- May (Summer 1)
- June (Summer 2)
- August (Fall 1) and
- October (Fall 2)
Spring 1, Spring 2, Fall 1, and Fall 2 sessions are 8 weeks long.
Summer 1 and Summer 2 sessions are 6 weeks long.
The same number of class hours are provided both the 8-week session and the 6-week session.
During testing and orientation day, you will take four placement exams:
- Structure (Grammar)
- Speaking and Listening
You will be placed in a level according to the score you receive for each skill. Students can be in different levels. For example, a student can be in Reading/Writing 3, Speaking/Listening 4, and Structure 2.
Full-time students must take 20 hours of class:
- Reading/Writing is 9 hours/week
- Speaking/Listening is 6 hours per week
- Structure (Grammar) is 5 hours per week
In addition, students can take elective classes or workshops. Sample topics include Pronunciation, English + Business, and TOEFL/IELTS workshops.
Yes, the TOEFL, IELTS, and GRE workshops are offered every session when enrollment allows.