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The English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art language training center which is part of the university’s Office of Regional and World Locations. Since 1978, the ELI has taught over 25,000 international students and professionals from more than 45 countries to be proficient in the English language through the use of proven teaching methods in the most up-to-date learning facilities.

Whether beginning or advanced, students may choose from a variety of ELI programs which cater to their particular needs. In each program, experienced faculty members, many with international teaching or business experience, emphasize intensive learning in intimate classroom settings. Lectures, workshops, and social events on FIU’s lively campuses, and field trips to attractions in cosmopolitan, multi-cultural Miami and its environs augment classroom learning. Along with language training, a comprehensive introduction to American life is offered.

The English Language Institute is a member of the University Consortium of Intensive English Programs (UCIEP), the EnglishUSA and the Florida Intensive English Consortium (FIEC).


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Florida International University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools toward the Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees.

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