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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

English Language Training Institute [Charlotte, North Carolina]


  • Interact with UNC Charlotte students through the Conversation Partners Program
  • Conditional acceptance available to the University for academically-qualified students
  • Enjoy Charlotte's cultural scene, mild climate, and the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Ocean

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  • Information
    • 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 the library, computer labs, student health center, and sports 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, and EnglishUSA(The American Association of Intensive English Programs) which promotes professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs.
    • DATA
    • Type : Public University
      Establishment : 1978
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA
      Enrollment : 220 - 260
      Average Class Size : 12
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : N/A
      Internet Access : Yes
      Tuition : Low
      Activities : Frequently Available
      Location : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus
    • A Message from School
    • Greetings from Charlotte!
      We are excited that you are exploring the opportunity to study at the English Language Training Institute (ELTI) through the ApplyESL.com website. 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 the gym, swimming pool, and numerous student clubs and events. Charlotte is a lovely, rapidly growing city located about halfway between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, and 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.
      Sheryl Meyer
      Director, English Language Training Institute (ELTI)
      University of North Carolina-Charlotte (UNCC)
    • 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.
      TEL: +1 704-687-7777
      FAX: +1 704-687-1659
      E-mail: elti@uncc.edu
      Website: http://elti.uncc.edu
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • The ELTI hosts 400-600 students from 20 to 25 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
    • All ELTI instructors have Master's degrees, native proficiency in English, are highly trained in language instruction, and have extensive experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) both in the United States as well as abroad. ELTI faculty members and teachers are experienced and committed to helping international students adapt to their new surroundings.
    • Housing
    • The ELTI arranges on-campus housing accommodations in University residence halls and a variety of off-campus options are available. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities, and other students - both American and international. Students are encouraged to arrange housing as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available on campus. Several apartment complexes located near the University are within walking distance or on public bus routes. Apartments offer privacy for those students who prefer a more independent lifestyle. For more information, use the Contact information to ask the school directly (Email: elti@uncc.edu).
    • 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 Mint Museum to theme parks and hands-on science museums. The rapid growth of Charlotte/Douglas International Airport has helped make the city a national transportation center, and with two of the nation's largest banks based in Charlotte, the city is the second largest banking center in the United States. Sports fans cheer for Charlotte’s winning professional football team, the Carolina Panthers, 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 the professional car racing of NASCAR. Charlotte residents enjoy a mild climate with temperatures ranging between 77°F (25°C) in the summer and 43°F (6°C) in the winter as well as an average of 233 days of sunshine each year; rainfall averages about 43 inches a year while light snow falls two or three times during the winter. With mild weather year-round, outdoor enthusiasts 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, and is within a day's drive from the destination cities of Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Florida.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1946, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) is a comprehensive state university with approximately 23,000 students and is situated on a 950-acre 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 produce a comfortable, stimulating learning environment. University Research Park and several shopping centers are located near the UNCC 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 1,000 and represent over 70 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.
  • Courses
    • 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; the advanced level is designed for students planning to attend graduate programs. Students are placed in one of the six proficiency levels based on a written and oral examination taken during orientation.

      The Program provides instruction to prepare students to succeed in university study. At the more basic levels, students receive instruction in English to assist them with adapting to the American culture. More advanced students receive instruction in TOEFL preparation, 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, are allowed to take University courses for credit in addition to their English courses. Students who complete one full term in the 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
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2018
      15 WEEKS:
      8/22 - 12/5

      15 WEEKS:
      1/9 - 5/1

    • Fees
      US $60
      TUITION FEE (2018-2019)
      10 WEEKS US $4,325-$4,425
      15 WEEKS US $4,325-$4,425
      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 $1,132 - $1,300
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing Fee includes meals.
      *For all sessions, the number of class hours is the same.
      **fees are mandatory and allow ELTI students to use all UNC Charlotte facilities and services
  • Location
    • United States Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Location
      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.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Charlotte Douglas International Airport:
      Students can travel from the airport by taxi that will cost approximately US$20 and arrive in approximately 20 minutes.
  • 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

    • 익명
      [ 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.
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 

      Korean Student
      [ Seoul, Korea ]  2012/12/6

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      [ 杭州, 中国, Age 30, Female ]  2012/8/8
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

      [ charlotte, U.S.A, Age 26, Male ]  2011/4/28
      6 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
      영어권 환경.
      아마 큰도시의 학교들은 한국인이나 한인타운때문에 생활에도 학교에서도 한국어를 많이사용할겁니다. 이곳 UNCC은 한국인이 거의없습니다. 그리고 시골이라 한인도 많이 없습니다. 영어를 배우는 환경이기엔 정말 좋은 곳인것 같습니다. 레벨도 1~7까지 처음에 시험을 치룬후에 자기에 맞는 클래스도 들어가게 됩니다. 교수진과 사무직에서 도움을 주시는분들도 정말 가족처럼 친절하게 잘 대해줍니다. 교육내용도 따분하지않고 대외적활동도 하며 방과후에는 미국친구들을 많이 사귈수있도록 홀을빌려 커피타임도 갖습니다. 한국인 대부분은 소극적이고 미국인들은 굉장히 적극적이라 먼저 다가와 친해질수도 있습니다.

      [ 서울, 한국, Age 37, Male ]  2009/3/6
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      UNCC 에서 느낀점
      제가 공부를 UNCC에서 한 것은 2006년 1월부터 여름학기까지 였습니다. 낯설은 이국에 와서 공부를 한다는 것이 쉽지 않았는데 가르치는 선생님과 스텝들이 친철하게 대하여 주었습니다. 각 파트 선생님들은 나름대로 파트별로 체계적으로 가르쳐 주셨고 많은 도움을 누릴 수 있었습니다. 그리고 학교 시설도 이용할 수 있어서 너무 좋았습니다. 특히 행정을 맡으신 분이 너무 친절하게 대하여 주셔서
      많은 도움이 되었습니다.

      [ 서울, 한국, Age 31, Male ]  2009/3/5
      UNCC at Charlotte
      학교수업, 기숙사, 방과후 활동, 주변환경 등 전반적인 만족도는 매우 높습니다. 수업 레벨이 여러단계로 구성되어 있어 비슷한 수준의 classmate와 공부할 수 있으며 선생님들의 경험또한 풍부하셔서 부족한 부분을 잘아십니다. 학교 기숙사를 이용할 경우 미국친구들을 만날 기회가 많이 있어 클럽활동 등을 통해 자연스레 많은 native들을 사귈 수 있습니다. 학교 환경은 캠퍼스가 아름답고 안전하다고 생각합니다.

      [ 三重, 日本, Age 22, Male ]  2009/10/14
      6 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
      English Language Training Institute

      [ 兵庫県, 日本, Age 23, Female ]  2009/3/6
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.

      [ Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Age 23, Female ]  2017/6/29
      13 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
      Podría recomendarlos a todas las personas, la experiencia de estidiar en UNCC ha sido la mejor. Estoy enamorada de esta institución, de sus excelentes profesores y toda su gente.

      [ 江苏省, 中国, Age 23, Male ]  2013/5/6

      [ 台中縣, 台灣, Age 35, Female ]  2011/12/8

      [ 台中, 台灣, Age 20, Female ]  2010/10/1

      [ taipei, Taiwan, Age 20, Female ]  2009/12/22

      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 23, Female ]  2009/5/19

      [ 충남 보령시, 한국 ]  2009/3/5
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