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University of Delaware (UD)

English Language Institute (ELI) [Newark, Delaware]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private tutoring available to all full- time ELI students free-of-charge
  • Consistently ranked among the top ESL programs in the United States
  • Newark's safe and exciting location – enjoy historic museums, tax-free shopping and visit the nearby cities of Philadelphia or Baltimore
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1979
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 200 - 250
      Average Class Size : 10 - 14
      Airport Pickup : Available
      Tuition : Medium
      Community Type : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, Train
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to the University of Delaware!
      As Director of the English Language Institute (ELI), I invite you to learn more about our program through our profile on ApplyESL.com. At the ELI, our mission is to meet or exceed our students' expectations for developing their language, academic, or professional skills. The ELI is known for its outstanding teaching and student services, as well as our unique private tutoring program. We serve our diverse clients by offering many specialized programs, including: English for Academic Purposes, Business English, PreMBA, PreLaw, Teacher Training, and special courses designed for groups with unique needs. Many ELI students take advantage of our conditional admissions program to continue their studies in University of Delaware degree programs. We are located in the safe and friendly town of Newark, a charmingly beautiful community just one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, Washington, D.C., the Atlantic Ocean beaches, and ski resorts. Please contact us with any of your questions. On behalf of everyone here at the ELI, we look forward to meeting you!

      Dr. Scott Stevens
      Director, English Language Institute (ELI)
      University of Delaware
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • University of Delaware (UD)
      English Language Institute (ELI)

      189 West Main Street
      Newark, Delaware  19716-2588  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (302) 831-2674
      FAX: +1 (302) 831-6765
      E-mail: ud-eli@udel.edu
      Website: http://www.udel.edu/eli/
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Full Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 - 14 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: F-1 Student Visa Required (I-20 Issued Upon Request)
      HOUSING: Dormitory or On-Campus Apartment
      Homestay
    • Dates
    • 2021
      8 WEEKS:
      10/21 - 12/17
      Apply by 9/24



      16 WEEKS:
      10/21 - 2/18
      Apply by 9/24



      24 WEEKS:
      10/21 - 4/22
      Apply by 9/24



      32 WEEKS:
      10/21 - 6/25
      Apply by 9/24



      2022
      8 WEEKS:
      1/3 - 2/18
      Apply by 12/3
      2/24 - 4/22
      Apply by 1/24
      4/28 - 6/25
      Apply by 3/25
      6/30 - 8/19
      Apply by 5/27
      16 WEEKS:
      1/3 - 4/22
      Apply by 12/3
      2/24 - 6/25
      Apply by 1/24


      24 WEEKS:
      1/3 - 6/25
      Apply by 12/3
      2/24 - 8/19
      Apply by 1/24


    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      N/A
      TUITION FEE (2021 - 2022)
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,302
      16 WEEKS US$ 6,207
      24 WEEKS US$ 9,509
      32 WEEKS US$ 12,414
      40 WEEKS US$ 16,510
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 250 (Homestay ONLY)
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      8 WEEKS US$ 1,560 - 2,088 US$ 2400 (Estimate) N/A
      16 WEEKS US$ 3,120 - 4,176 US$ 4800 (Estimate) N/A
      24 WEEKS US$ 4,680 - 6,264 US$ 7200 (Estimate) N/A
      32 WEEKS US$ 6,240 - 8,352 US$ 9600 (Estimate) N/A
      40 WEEKS US$ 7,800 - 10,440 US$ 12000 (Estimate) N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 50 - 90
      Student Health Clinic Fee
      US$ 305 Per Session (8 Weeks)
      Tuition Deposit
      US$ 300
      Express Mailing Fee
      US$ 35
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Newark, Delaware
    • Location
      University of Delaware (UD)
      English Language Institute (ELI)

      189 West Main Street Newark, Delaware  19716-2588  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Philadelphia International Airport:
      School provides airport pick-up service for US$ 50-90 that brings students directly to campus. It takes approximately 40 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport. It will cost approximately US$75 and will arrive on campus in 40 minutes. Additionally, the campus is accessible by buses that run on a limited schedule.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.5
      School Environment: 4.5
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.4
      Activities and Social Life: 4.2
      Accommodation: 4.1

      4.4

    • There are 42 reviews for this school

    • Jini Lee
      [ Seoul, South Korea, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      ELI Teachers are Most Memorable
      I wanted to study English there and participate in the exchange experience through the program.The lecture started early, so it was better to finish early. After the lecture, I could enjoy self-study and free time the rest of the time. Teachers have slightly different characteristics of their classes, but what is common is that they teach kindly while understanding them according to their students' level. Although the period of a month was short, the kindness and communication of the residents, friends, and teachers whom I met through ELI is the most memorable. Also, trip travel was a very useful time to understand the characteristics of the region. If possible, I recommend that you experience all the programs provided by ELI.
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      Youngin Kim
      [ Seoul, South Korea, Female ]
      Better Prepared for my MBA
      I had considered studying for an MBA and my sister who is living in Delaware recommended UD to me. Besides, I had no time to prepare for the TOEFL test in advance because I was working at that time, and the CAP program in the ELI was suitable for me. What positive attributes are depend on the cases. I could learn not only English skills but also American culture. For example, the chances to learn how to have conversation with Americans, to ask specific questions that I wondered and what is common in the US. In reading and writing class, it was really useful to have a specific topic in each session. Students could read several articles deeply and learn how to write professionally. Most teachers were really nice and generous to the international students who might have some difficulties while living in foreign countries. The attitude of the teachers made me feel comfortable and friendly in the US. Teachers are most memorable to me. I think I was better prepared for my MBA. I may have a hard time in the MBA program without the ELI course. I could learn academic vocabulary and writing in the ELI. It must be really helpful. I really enjoyed most UD ELI programs and I appreciate it.
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      Qian Zhao
      [ Beijing, China, Male ]
      Huge Progress in English
      My instructors are responsible and nice.They are good at organizing activities and having eye-contact with everyone. I love the atmosphere of US class. I'm better prepared for my current studies and career for sure.I feel I made huge progress in English listening and speaking when I was in the US,which helps me to better prepare for my current major-English to Chinese Interpretation. Everything is perfect. I hope the program lasts longer.
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      Milton Guevara
      [ Panama City, Panama, Male ]
      The dream I always wanted as a child
      I chose this program because I wanted to learn the English language and especially because of the quality of the classes that the teachers provide to the students.My impressions of the classroom environment were very positive because the level of demand is high and I learned the English language. the classes are very fun and interesting at the same time The most memorable experiences were when I shared with other students from different countries. also language classes with ELI teachers. My experience at ELI helps me strengthen my knowledge and now I feel more confident speaking English. The ELI for me was the dream I always wanted as a child. I would have liked to complete all the ELI levels, but the little I could live in Delaware I will never forget and finally I will say that I miss the main street and all I miss the University facilities, my teachers and would give everything to return to Delaware to study and develop a good level of English ... thanks. I miss my teacher's.
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      Jessie
      [ Chongqing, China, Age 18, Female ]
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      About Classrooms and Tutoring
      At ELI, I have been able to manage my classes and also get tutoring from the staff. The tutoring is very helpful and goes well with my classes. I always feel busy and have been learning a lot at ELI.
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      Joana Aguiar
      [ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Small classes super helpful!
      What I most like about living in America is living in a small city like Newark and about the classes is that we have small classes which are super helpful with the learning of English.
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      Andres Home
      [ Bogota, Colombia, Male ]
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      Thank you, Dr. Stevens!
      These 6 months for me were an amazing experience to learn about different cultures, make friends, see new and exciting places and also to learn English. Even though sometimes any experience in our life has good and bad moments, the important thing is what we learned from this opportunity that life gave to us. Thank you very much Dr. Stevens, because of this opportunity, I´m a new human being with new objectives, goals and a capacity to see the world as a mixture of different cultures, where the most important thing is listen and open the mind to every new thing that every person has to tell us. In this exercise you can find the most extraordinary wisdom. Any experience that I received from you was for me a blessing.
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      Abdullah Alahmad
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Male ]
      0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      I Wish I Could Go Back
      Since I graduated from the ELI, there has not been a period where I didn’t wish I could go back to my ELI life. The joy I had with my international friends, my ELI teachers, and local Delawareans, everything was simple back then…I have faced so many international students who have been struggling at American universities due to the lack of English skills. So, whenever I get asked how my English is better than my fellow internationals, I always refer to the ELI.
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      Marcelo Netto
      [ Bragança Paulista, Brazil, Age 47, Male ]
      4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      Well-prepared teachers!
      ELI is an efficient school, with well-prepared teachers and the most updated tools to learn English. I knew students that arrived there speaking nothing in English and after 8 months were fluent. Being inside the University of Delaware gives an authentic idea of an American University.
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      徐惠儀
      [ Taiwan, Taiwan, Age 20, Female ]
      45 of 55 people found the following review helpful.
      Great School!
      ELI is a wonderful place! I love it and I will miss it!
      Teachers are always so helpful and classmates are so friendly ! I had a great summer at ELI!
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      學生
      [ Hsinchu, Taiwan, Age 27, Female ]
      4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      I love Delaware!
      I love Delaware!
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      익명
      [ 서울, 대한민국, Age 21, Female ]
      5 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
      My Great Life in UD
      I didn't expect very much at first, but I met great friends, staff and teachers. I liked them very much and the curriculum was really nice. I had improved English a lot. I had the most fun at UD. I am Delaware man!
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      Tom
      [ Chanwon, South Korea, Age 23, Male ]
      3 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      Evaluation of ELI Programme
      This is a student who finished ELI English program in 2008. First of all, it is very good to learn English because students can have lots of classmates from foreign countries. Even though it was a little hard to speak high-advanced English with classmates because they came to study English just like me, it gave me a great brave heart to speak English fluently.

      Second, teachers and tutors are very kind. They were able to give me correct answers whenever I asked them about English and anything. Especially, I would like to thank Barbara Jillet, Janet Yorder, Grant Wolf and everybody who taught me in very well-organized classes.
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      Estudiante Anterior
      [ Barinas, Venezuela, Age 21, Female ]
      Highly Recommended!
      ELI is a great language program! It combines great teaching techiques and a fun academic environment along with a great staff and high-tech classrooms. The levels and courses are designed to fulfill the different needs of the students and provide specific English vocabulary for different areas of interest (Business, academic and others). I totally recommend it!
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      Ma Li
      [ Shiyan, China, Age 33, Female ]
      4 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
      Great Bridge of English
      I found it is really helpful to study at the University of Delaware during the first two months. What impressed me is the teaching methods here at ELI which helped me improve my reading skills and intonation. This was a great bridge for me to master English.
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      Bill
      [ Abha, Saudi Arabia, Age 25, Male ]


      Estudiante Anterior
      [ CALI, COLOMBIA, Age 43, Male ]


      A Former Student
      [ Riyahd, Saudi Arabia, Age 20, Male ]


      Tasso
      [ Goiania, Brazil, Age 38, Male ]


      學生
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 28, Female ]


      A Former Student
      [ Aldammam, Saudi Arabia, Age 21, Male ]


      Salman ALMODHISH
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Age 21, Male ]


      Saad Alzamil
      [ DE, Newark, Age 22, Male ]


      A Former Student
      [ Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, Age 24, Female ]

    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.
    • ApplyESL claims no responsibility for errors in, or the quality of, machine translations provided by Google Translate.

      學生
      [ 台中, 台灣, Age 30, Female ]
      4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      University of Delaware ELI課程
      優點:師資還不錯.教學方式很有經驗,免稅州生活費用可以降低一些,每一期會辦活動搭巴士去附近城市,不過是當天來回的,一期會有一個地點是免費的,其他需要20-40元美金不等,會到紐約,費城,華盛頓,平均車程最多2.5hrs以內的城市.
      自行要去附近大城市也有Megabus可以搭乘
      空氣都很乾淨舒服,是屬於鄉村型的生活型態
      最適合年齡18-22的學生.

      缺點:有車會比較方便,採買生活用品都需要開車
      教學內容會以培養進入大學就讀前的訓練,近期華人人數驟增,全英語的環境有點變弱


      學生
      [ 广东, 中国, Age 17, Female ]
      9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
      在University of Delaware, English Language Institute学习感受
      我在ELI(English Language Institute)上了五个多月的课,觉得还不错。老师和那里的职员都很热情,很耐心。天天和不同国家的、年龄也不同的学生一起上课,用英语交流。一天上两节课,每节课100分钟,每周有两天有一对一辅导。ELI一共分六个级别,相对来说普通班的课程会简单一些,也比较轻松。五级和六级分别有学术针对性比较强的课程(EAP),我现在在五级的EAP上课,虽然强度比普通课程要大很多,但是其实蛮有用的。如果要上University of Delaware,就一定要过了六级的EAP课程。


      學生
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 20, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      是個好的學習環境
      此校地理位置還不錯,遠離城市的喧囂,是個唸書的好地方,假日要出去走走也OK,就在紐約和華盛頓中間,要去哪裡都不算太遠,附近費城搭火車就可以到達!個人還蠻喜歡這的,很適合唸書~


      柯姿宇
      [ 高雄, 台灣, Age 28, Female ]
      1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      大致良好^^
      大部份都是優的!!
      特殊1.2位老師的素質有待加強!!
      宿舍優!!社交活動也優!!
      希望有機會能再次參加^^


      YUFU KUO
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 27, Male ]
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      真得能讓我們學好英文的學校
      有完整的測驗制度真的能夠完全的測出我們的英文能力,在依不同的能力做最好的分班,在學習過程中也真的能夠讓我們學習到完整的英文訓練,不過聽說讀寫都能充分的練習,還有他的課後輔導(tutoring)也能讓我們在不懂的地方做一對一的解決,學校地處美國東部,地處中間位置環境單純,但離大城市紐約及首都華盛頓都是只有二個小時的車程,想認識美國的大城市也很方便,是一個能夠讀書假日又能夠走走看看的好位置.


      Jerry
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 30, Male ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      University of Delaware
      這邊的課程蠻適合想要體驗英文學習的同學們,課本不會是老師授課的絕對標準,他們會希望你透過生活和學習來了解英文,而且這裡距離大城市又近,所以課閒之餘,是很適合出外遊玩和學習的,因為要學好英文不是關在家猛背單子就可以的?!!


      익명
      [ newark, America, Age 20, Female ]
      8 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
      좋은학교입니다.
      미국 처음 가기전에 많은 학교들을 비교비교 해서 고른 학교인데요, 갔을때, 중소도시라서 많고 높은 건물들이 많을 거라 생각했는데 건물은 높아봤자 3층이고 거의다 1층건물에다가, 신호등은 전깃줄에 대롱대롱 달려있고, 그래서 좀 신기하기도 했어요. 그런데 홈스테이를 가고 하는데 시골이라 그런지 너무너무 따뜻하게 대해주기도 하고 가족같은 느낌으로 살았습니다. 회화도 엄청 늘었죠. 하루 길면 6시간동안 1:1로 대화했으니 말이죠. 학교는 캠퍼스는 정말 넓어요. 그래서 셔틀버스를 타기도 하죠. 또 전 체육관도 가끔가서 한국에서는 쉽게 할수 없는 줌바나 안벽등반 등도 했답니다. 학교 동아리도 들어서 스윙댄스도 배웠고요. 학교수업은 선생님들에 따라서 질이 달라집니다. 그러나 대체적으로 좋은 선생님들이 많아 사람들도 만족이 높은 편입니다. 또 한국인들도 아주 없는건 아닌데,요즘은 환율이 높아 중국인 비중이 높아요. 처음엔 미국친구들하고 노는거 많이 힘드니까 그런 꿈은 좀깨시는 편이 ㅋ. 저는 랭귀지 파트너가 있어서 미국친구들을 사귀고 우연히 도서관에서 친구가 된 미국인도 있고, 교회에서 친구를 사귀어서 지금도 연락하고 이번8월달에는 그친구가 한국에 오기로 했답니다. 아무튼 한국인하고 안놀려고 노력하시고 자신이 어떻게 미국생활을 하느냐에 따라서 영어향상이 됩니다. 술먹고 파티 클럽 이런곳은 피해야겠죠? 저도 파티를 몇번 했지만 기말고사가 끝나고만 참여했고, 한국아이들과도 거의 끝자락에만 만났어요. 암튼 델라웨어는 공부하기에 정말 좋은 곳이예요. 뉴욕과 워싱턴도 가까워서 잘놀러가고, 플로리다와 보스톤 캐나다로 놀러가기도 쉽죠. 아무튼 좋은 정보가 되었길 바래요 ^^


      김동훈
      [ 서울, 한국, Age 28, Male ]
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      체계적이고 성실한 강의
      2005년 2월 부터 12월까지 University of Delaware에서 어학연수를 하였습니다. 체계적이고 성실한 강의에 많은 도움이 되었습니다. 또한 tutor 시스템이 있어서 방과 후 일대일로 선생님들과 여러가지 주제를 놓고 이야기 할 수 있었습니다. 또한 단순한 grammar, listening, speaking 수업만 있는 것이 아니라 뮤지컬, 시사 등 다양한 주제를 가지고 자유롭게 수업할 수 있는 프로그램이 유익했습니다.


      Diana
      [ Bogota, Colombia, Age 35, Female ]
      10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      Excelente
      Es una de las mejores experiencias de vida que tienes,estar aqui cambia tu mundo, abres tu conocimiento y asi mismo la posibilidad de mejorar tu currículum profesional, tienes que estar aqui


      Estudiante Anterior
      [ Santiago, Chile, Age 36, Male ]
      7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
      Excelente escuela
      Mi experiencia en general es excelente (todavía estoy estudiando). El nivel académico es muy exigente si tomas el programa intensivo. Puede asistir a todas las actividades de la Universidad ya que eres un alumno mas. La ciudad es el perfecto equilibrio entre tranquilidad por ser una ciudad pequeña y cercanía con las grandes ciudades (Washington, Philadelphia, Washington)


      Ancizar
      [ Bogotá, Colombia, Age 33, Male ]
      4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      Muy buena experiencia. Programa integral.
      Es un programa muy completo, tuve asesoría permanente, los profesores son muy buenos. Ofrece múltiples espacios para practicar el idioma, compartir con estudiantes de EUA y otras partes del mundo. Las personas con las que tuve la oportunidad de vivir me trataron muy bien. Realmente, me sirvió para incrementar mi nivel de ingles y me abrió nuevas oportunidades laborales, pero sobre todo tener confianza y seguridad para comunicarme.


      學生
      [ 桃園, 台灣 ]


      學生
      [ 台北縣, 台灣, Age 29, Female ]


      學生
      [ 台中市, 台灣, Age 32, Male ]


      學生
      [ Taiwan, Taiwan, Age 25, Female ]


      學生
      [ 高雄市, 台灣省, Age 30, Female ]


      學生
      [ hsinchu, taiwan ]


      Estudiante Anterior
      [ Bogota, Colombia, Age 25, Male ]
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