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
- 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.
Type : Public University
Establishment : 1978
Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA
Enrollment : 220 - 260
Average Class Size : 12
Student Adviser : AvailableAirport 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.
Director, English Language Training Institute (ELTI)
University of North Carolina-Charlotte (UNCC)
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- 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.
- The ELTI arranges on-campus housing accommodations in University residence halls and a variety of off-campus options are available, including homestays. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities, and other students - both American and international. ELTI works with a homestay providing company for those students who want to live with an American family. 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 Address to ask the school directly.
- 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.
Intensive English Program (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: 17 years old REQUIREMENT: N/A VISA INFORMATION: I-20 issued upon request HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
15 WEEKS: 5/24 - 8/9 8/23 - 12/6
- APPLICATION FEE
- US $60
- TUITION FEE (2016)
10 WEEKS US $4,050 15 WEEKS US $4,050
- HOUSING FEE
LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE 10 WEEKS US $1,625-2,375 US $3,500-4,000 US $2,500-$4,000 15 WEEKS US $2,438-3,563 US $3,600-4,500 US $4,000-$6,000
- Airport Pickup Service
- University Fees
- US $450 (10w); US $805 (15w)
- 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: 3.9 School Environment: 4.5 Helpfulness of Staff: 4.5 Activities and Social Life: 3.6 Accommodation: 3.8
- There are 14 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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