University of North Carolina at Charlotte
English Language Training Institute [Charlotte, North Carolina]
- Conditional acceptance and university classes available for academically-qualified students
- "The international gateway to the south", Charlotte is a large metropolitan city offering a fantastic quality of life and a convenient location for other U.S. travel experiences
- ELTI students enjoy full-access to UNC Charlotte’s state-of-the-art facilities, numerous on-campus eateries, as well as a variety of attractive housing options
- About the ESL Program
- Established in 1978, the English Language Training Institute (ELTI) provides intensive English instruction for international students planning to attend an American college or university as well as for those pursuing professional English training in the United States. While receiving quality English language instruction in a safe, friendly academic environment, ELTI students enjoy full integration into the university student body and gain access to the facilities and services of the UNC Charlotte campus, including a world-class library, extensive computer labs, comprehensive student health center, and sport and fitness facilities. While attending the ELTI, students develop a close connection with UNC Charlotte, the surrounding community, and the American lifestyle before leaving the program. ELTI is a proud member of UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs), an independent consortium of university and college-administered intensive English Programs in the United States, EnglishUSA(The American Association of Intensive English Programs) which promotes professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs and ELTI program is CEA accredited.
Type : Public University
Establishment : 1978
Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA, CEA
Enrollment : 300
Average Class Size : 12
Student Adviser : AvailableAirport Pickup : N/A
Internet Access : Yes
Tuition : Low
Activities : Frequently Available
Location : Suburban
Transportation : Bus, light rail (train)
- A Message from School
- We are excited that you are exploring the opportunity to study at the English Language Training Institute (ELTI)ELTI, established in 1978, is the oldest and largest language program in North Carolina and is centrally located on the UNC-Charlotte campus. Our program offers outstanding English language instruction from experienced, caring teachers. Additionally, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you feel at home during your studies with us. All ELTI students enjoy the benefits of the campus facilities, such as fitness facilities, swimming pool, and numerous student clubs and events. Charlotte is a lovely, rapidly growing city located approximately halfway between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean., The weather is mild, so we enjoy a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year. The ELTI staff and faculty are passionate about our work with international students, and we would love to have you join us to improve your English language skills.
Director, English Language Training Institute (ELTI)
University of North Carolina-Charlotte (UNCC)
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- Student Countries of Origin
- The ELTI hosts 300 students from 20 different countries around the world every year. Recently, students have come to the ELTI from Asia (25%), the Middle East (55%), South America (15%), Europe and Africa (5%).
- Faculty Qualifications
- English as a Second Language (ESL) both in the United States as well as abroad. ELTI instructors are highly trained and experienced teachers who are committed to helping international students adapt to their new surroundings and succeed academically.
- The ELTI can assist students to arrange on-campus housing in University residence halls. Alternately, a variety of off-campus options are also available. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities, and other students -- both American and international. For those who chose to live off campus, several apartment complexes located near the University are within walking distance or on public bus or train routes. For more information, use the Contact information to ask the school directly (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Surrounding Area
- Home to more than 1 million residents, Charlotte, locally known as “the Queen City,” offers countless cultural, entertainment, and educational attractions, from the fine artwork of the Levine Center for the Arts to theme parks such as Carowinds and hands-on science museums such as the Discovery Place. Charlotte has long been known as a major banking and financial services hug, but as one of the fastest growing major cities in the U.S., Charlotte also ranks as one of the most livable U.S. cities. Sports fans cheer for Charlotte’s winning professional sports teams: the Carolina Panthers (American football), the Charlotte Hornets (NBA basketball), while others tee off at any one of 80 golf courses in the area. Each year, more than one million visitors flock to Charlotte to experience NASCAR professional car racing. Charlotte residents enjoy a mild climate and experience 4 seasons, with summer highs reaching in the 80s and winter highs averaging in the 50s. Charlotte residents enjoy an average of 233 days of sunshine each year and many of ELTI students enjoy seeing snow for the first time while studying with ELTI. With mild weather, year-round ELTI students can choose to explore the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to the west or the Atlantic Ocean and its beaches to the east – both are only short distances from the city. Charlotte is ideally situated about midway between Atlanta, Georgia, and Richmond, Virginia, making it within a day's drive to popular destinations cities such as the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. and also the home of Disneyland, in Orlando, Florida.
- About the College/University
- Founded in 1946, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) is a comprehensive state university with approximately 28,000 students and is situated on a 3.84 square km campus just inside the city limits of Charlotte. The natural beauty of rolling hills, forests, and small lakes combined with the modern facilities and easy access to downtown Charlotte via the lightrail produce a comfortable, stimulating learning environment. University Research Park and several shopping centers are located near the UNC Charlotte campus. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, UNC Charlotte is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities. The University offers over 90 fields of undergraduate academic instruction, as well as more than 60 graduate-level programs and 18 doctoral programs, in eight colleges: Arts and Sciences, Architecture, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, Nursing and Health Professions, and the Graduate School. Professional programs in all colleges are nationally accredited. International students at UNC Charlotte number about 1,800 and represent over 90 nations from around the world. Several international student organizations and the International Club help students feel at home.
- Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
- Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students (Undergraduate programs only). After one semester at the ELTI, advanced-level students may attend courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte while completing English studies and earn credit towards a degree at UNC Charlotte or for transfer credit.
Intensive English Program
- About This Course
- The Intensive English Program offers two 15-week sessions during the fall and spring and one 10-week session during the summer. Students enrolled in the fall and spring sessions receive 20 hours of classroom instruction each week; students enrolled in the summer session receive 24 hours of in-class instruction per week.
The program offers 6 levels of instruction, from beginning to advanced. Students are placed in one of the six proficiency levels based on a written and oral examination taken during orientation.
While the overarching goal is preparing students to succeed in university study, the lower levels focus on fundamentals of communication and adapting to American culture. More advanced students focus on test and notetaking skills, professional and academic research skills and public speaking skills. At all levels, students use the most current texts and materials. Students are encouraged to use the University’s many academic facilities, such as the University Writing Center, Learning Center, and Language Resource Center, to complement their classroom studies. Qualified students, with the recommendation of the ELTI faculty, may take University courses for credit in addition to their English courses. Students who complete one full term in ELTI may participate in this program.
Class sizes generally range from 10 to 14 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
- Course Data
CLASS SIZE: 10 - 14 students CLASS LEVELS: 6 levels COURSE LENGTH: 10, 15 weeks MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old REQUIREMENT: High School Diploma or Equivalent VISA INFORMATION: I-20 issued upon request HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
15 WEEKS: 5/22 - 8/7 8/21 - 12/4
- APPLICATION FEE
- US $60
- TUITION FEE (2019)
10 WEEKS US $4,425 15 WEEKS US $4,425
- HOUSING FEE
LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE 10 WEEKS N/A US $3,500-4,000 US $2,500-$4,000 15 WEEKS N/A US $3,600-4,500 US $4,000-$6,000
- Airport Pickup Service
- University Fees**
- US $1,300- $1,600
- Remarks / Other Information
- United States Charlotte, North Carolina
English Language Training Institute
Office of International Programs
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd. CHHS Building Room 267 Charlotte, North Carolina 28223 U.S.A.
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- Student Reviews
Academic Quality: 4.0 School Environment: 4.5 Helpfulness of Staff: 4.5 Activities and Social Life: 3.7 Accommodation: 4.0
- There are 15 reviews for this school
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[ Seoul, South Korea, Age 20, Female ] 2011/12/13
33 of 42 people found the following review helpful.A Nice Place to Study!It's a really nice place to study. The weather was good, the housing was good and fewer students from Asia than I expected. I also wanted to find a school that was somewhat urban and somewhat rural. It was a perfect place for me. It is difficult however to get around without a car. It takes about 30 min to go to supermarket by bus. You can have meals on campus, but there aren't many restaurants or stores around campus. However, it's a really good place to study. The people and the weather are perfect. I was living on-campus, and I prefer living on-campus. It's much cheaper to live off-campus, but it's easier to experience campus life on-campus.
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[ Seoul, Korea ] 2012/12/6
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