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Northern Michigan University

English Language Institute (ELI) [Marquette, Michigan]


  • Small classes with a lot of individual attention
    (http://www.nmu.edu/internationalprograms/esl )
  • The Marquette area has won numerous national accolades for being fun, safe, and affordable. Lake Superior and the local environment dominate local lifestyles, with outdoor activities and sports (e.g., camping, biking, skiing, hiking, etc.) being very popular with students
    (http://www.nmu.edu/naturalwonders )
  • NMU enjoys a “Community Engagement” Carnegie classification, which means that community involvement and interaction are hallmarks of our education. Students have many, many opportunities to meet and interact in meaningful ways with locals.
    (http://www.nmu.edu/internationalprograms/global-ambassadors )

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Founded in 2000, Northern Michigan University’s (NMU) English Language Institute (ELI) offers English language courses to help non-native speakers improve their language proficiency in order to strengthen their ability to succeed in academic studies and degree programs, participate in U.S. communities and work within chosen occupations in a global workforce. The ELI is also intended for international students who need English language training in order to meet university entrance requirements for TOEFL and IELTS tests. All ELI students are provided with a minimum of 21 hours per week of instruction with certified ESL instructors. NMU’s ELI also offers conditional admission to Northern Michigan University. Northern Michigan University’s English Language Institute is a proud member of EnglishUSA (The American Association of Intensive English Programs) which promotes professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs.
    • DATA
    • Type : Public University
      Establishment : 2000
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA
      Enrollment : 50
      Average Class Size : 4
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Available
      Internet Access : Available On-Campus
      Tuition : High
      Activities : Frequently Available
      Location : Rural
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • Northern Michigan University
      English Language Institute (ELI)

      1401 Presque Isle Ave.
      Marquette, Michigan  49855-2818  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (906) 227-2510
      FAX: +1 (906) 227-2510
      E-mail: esl@nmu.edu
      Website: http://www.nmu.edu/internationalprograms/esl
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • The English Language Institute hosts students from a wide variety of countries around the world.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • ELI instructors are trained, fully-certified professionals. Most instructors have lived and traveled abroad and have extensive experience teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of the instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • While attending the school, students have the option to live in on-campus dormitories or off-campus residences, and ELI staff will help with your housing selection. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities, and other students – both American and international. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as soon as possible due to the limited amount of space available. The school may provide information about private off-campus apartments; however, it is the students’ responsibility to make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior, Northern Michigan University’s campus is made up of more than 50 facilities. The campus has been named one of the “most unwired” (wireless) campuses in the United States. NMU’s LTE (4G) network (http://www.nmu.edu/wimax) is available throughout campus, the city of Marquette and surrounding areas. The campus’s main quad, or academic mall as it is called at NMU, consists of the new, state of the art Jamrich Hall, the Seaborg Science Complex, Hedgcock Student Service Center and Olson Library. The arts plaza is right down the sidewalk from Jamrich and includes Forest Roberts Theatre, Thomas Fine Arts and McClintock communications technologies buildings. The other main academic facilities are Whitman Hall, housing the School of Education, Leadership and Public Service, and the Jacobetti Complex, which provides training for skilled trades.

      There are 10 residence halls on the campus. The campus also features several high-end specialty computer labs, a speech and hearing clinic, two art galleries, two on-campus radio stations, a public TV station, a university center with a bookstore, and one of the premier sports complexes of the Midwest, which includes the Superior Dome – the largest wooden dome in the world.
      One aspect of the NMU campus that students say they enjoy is that everything is within easy walking distance.
    • About the College/University
    • Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs. NMU has a population of about 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers 180 academic degree programs, including 25 graduate programs. One of NMU’s most consistent traits is providing outstanding personal attention to students. In addition, over the past 13 years, Northern Michigan University has been selected for numerous international and national awards for its use of next-generation technology in the higher education setting. It has also been named as having the friendliest students and one of the safest college towns in America.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students.
  • Courses
    • ELI Program

    • About This Course
    • The ELI Program at Northern Michigan University offers students 7-week sessions in the fall, winter and summer. Two 7-week sessions are offered each semester and five sessions in total are offered throughout the year. Students are provided with 21 class hours per week with an ESL-certified instructor. Students are accepted into multiple levels of classes and there is in total there are six levels of English proficiency represented at the ELI. Each class has between 1-8 students which allows instructors to give personalized attention to each student and provides instructors with the flexibility they need to teach lessons based on each student’s needs. All ELI students enroll in three 90-minute classes daily, which teach the following English Core Components; reading and writing, listening and speaking and grammar and language applications. On Fridays each week, all students and instructors of the ELI Program meet for three hours of instruction with a cultural focus. In addition to study of the core components, the ELI program provides students with extra language practice and cultural immersion. Additional opportunities available to ELI students include accent reduction and speech sessions, time with language lab tutors for specific practice and training, the conversation mentors and language partner programs where students can meet with NMU students for informal conversations and social gatherings, and access to around 300 student clubs at NMU. No test scores are required for entrance into the ELI and instructors will assist students interested in applying to other NMU courses by preparing them to take required standardized English tests. All Core Courses help students prepare to take the MELAB exam (offered each month) for admission into degree studies at NMU.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 4 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 7,14,21,28 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Diploma
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Available Upon Request
      HOUSING: On-Campus Residence
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2018
      7 WEEKS:
      3/14 - 5/45/17 - 7/78/27 - 10/1610/17 - 12/14
      14 WEEKS:
      3/14 - 7/75/17 - 10/168/27 - 12/14
      21 WEEKS:
      3/14 - 10/165/17 - 12/14

      28 WEEKS:
      3/14 - 12/14

    • Fees
      TUITION FEE (2018-2019)
      7 WEEKS US$ 3,000
      14 WEEKS US$ 6,000
      21 WEEKS US$ 9,000
      28 WEEKS US$ 12,000
      7 WEEKS N/A US$ 2,322 US$ 2,200
      14 WEEKS N/A US$ 4,643 US$ 4,400
      21 WEEKS N/A US$ 6,965 US$ 6,600
      28 WEEKS N/A US$ 9,286 US$ 8,800
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 80 (Sawyer International Airport)
      Health Insurance
      US$ 475 (7.5 Weeks)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Dormitory Fees include meals.
      (http://www.nmu.edu/internationalprograms/program-description-and-costs )
  • Location
    • United States Marquette, Michigan
    • Location
      Northern Michigan University
      English Language Institute (ELI)

      1401 Presque Isle Ave. Marquette, Michigan  49855-2818  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Sawyer International Airport:
      The English Language Institute (ELI) arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$ 80 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 15 minutes.
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