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English Language Institute (ELI) [Gainesville, Florida]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The ELI is a founding member of UCIEP and an endorser of TESOL standards
    Welcome to STEP (Short-Term English Program)
    Learn English Online! Online courses now available!
  • Gainesville is located in north-central Florida, just two hours by car from Orlando, Daytona Beach and Tampa.
  • Enjoy Florida's famous beaches and other popular attractions, including Disneyworld, The Kennedy Space Center, and Busch Gardens Theme Park
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1955
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 100 - 170
      Average Class Size : 10 - 12
      Airport Pickup : Not Available
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus
    • A Message from School
    • Greetings from Florida!
      We welcome you to the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Florida and to our profile at ApplyESL.com. Here at the ELI, we are proud of our longstanding tradition of excellence. We are one of the oldest and most experienced English programs in the United States, having first opened our doors to international students in 1955. We are also proud of our affiliation with the University of Florida, one of the top research universities in the United States. Our program is designed to help you learn English in the shortest time possible by using the latest research in teaching English as a second language. The ELI plans activities for you after class and on weekends so that you can make American friends, learn about U.S. culture, and have the opportunity to practice what you learn in class in real-life settings. Our experienced staff provides a variety of services, including housing assistance and academic advising, to help your stay in Gainesville be as comfortable as possible. If you are an international student or professional looking for a place to improve your English, or to help you function more effectively in your job or at home, I invite you to join us here at the ELI in Gainesville, Florida.

      Megan Forbes
      Director, English Language Institute (ELI)
      University of Florida
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • University of Florida
      English Language Institute
      315 Norman Hall

      P.O. Box 117051
      Gainesville, Florida  32611-7051  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (352) 392-2070
      FAX: +1 (352) 392-3744
      E-mail: StudyEnglish@eli.ufl.edu
      Website: http://www.eli.ufl.edu/
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 4 - 10 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 6, 7, 8, 12 & 14 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Diploma
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2021
      12 WEEKS:
      10/20 - 12/10
      Apply by 9/8



      2022
      7 WEEKS:
      3/9 - 4/22
      Apply by 1/26



      14 WEEKS:
      1/11 - 4/22
      Apply by 12/1



    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 125
      TUITION FEE (2021 - 2022)
      6 WEEKS US$ 1,890
      7 WEEKS US$ 1,890
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,315
      12 WEEKS US$ 3,290
      14 WEEKS US$ 3,900
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 160 (Average)
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      6 WEEKS N/A N/A US$ 1,000
      7 WEEKS N/A N/A US$ 1,200
      8 WEEKS N/A N/A US$ 1,200
      12 WEEKS N/A N/A US$ 2,400
      14 WEEKS N/A N/A US$ 2,400
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Gainesville, Florida
    • Location
      University of Florida
      English Language Institute
      315 Norman Hall

      P.O. Box 117051 Gainesville, Florida  32611-7051  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Gainesville Airport:
      It is the student's responsibility to arrange their own transportation from the airport to campus. Taxis are available at the airport. It will cost approximately US$15 and will arrive on campus in 15 minutes. The campus is also accessible by buses that run on a limited schedule with a transfer required.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.4
      School Environment: 4.3
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.1
      Activities and Social Life: 4.5
      Accommodation: 3.4

      4.2

    • There are 8 reviews for this school

    • Cristina Cecilia Nunez Godoy
      [ Buenos Aires, Argentina, Female ]
      28 of 30 people found the following review helpful.
      Great to be a Florida Gator!
      ELI is more than just an English institute. It’s an experience that will change your life forever. As with many of you, my experience with studying English was full of boring grammar rules. ELI not only gave me the opportunity to learn English through games, coffee talks, movies, and paintball (yes, paintball!), but also gave me the chance to communicate with others student from all over the world. Now I have friends in different continents and it gave me a reason to keep practicing my English. Also, as an ELI student you become part of UF and therefore part of the Gator Nation; and you know what they say: it’s !
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      Chao-Rui Chen
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Male ]
      16 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
      It'll Improve Your A Lot
      It might be tough, but it'll improve u a lot!! Get to the highest level if u can. It's more helpful. Don't be scared of presentation. You'll learn more from it!
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      Hsueh-Chun Ho
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Female ]
      8 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      Beautiful Campus!
      Here is a GREAT place to study English!! Good curriculum, nice people, beautiful campus, and SUPER GATORS!!!! GOGOGO~~~
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      Aya Nankumo
      [ Tokyo, Japan, Female ]
      8 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      ELI is a Magic Place!
      ELI is a magic place for me! I met many people who have other backgrounds. That made my world broad and they are special experiences for me. I am so lucky to have friends for life.
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      Raphaela Reis
      [ Sao Paulo, Brazil, Female ]
      10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      High Quality Study
      I am glad I have chosen University of Florida to do the English program, I have learned so many things, not only about U.S, but also about the culture from other countries. The opportunity to meet new people from other countries, the amazing activities provided to all the students and the high quality study offered, makes the English Language Institute of UF the best choice.
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      Lina Maria Camacho
      [ Bogota, Colombia, Female ]
      5 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
      Excellent Quality
      I THINK THAT MY EXPERIENCE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IS VERY EXCITING. I LEARN THINGS EVERYDAY. ELI IS A LANGUAGE INSTITUTE OF EXCELLENT QUALITY WHEN MY LANGUAGE IS IMPROVE A LOT. THE TEACHER ARE NICE AND HELP ALL THE TIME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE THAT ALL MY TEACHERS OFFER TO ME.
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      Kennyomar Garcia
      [ Caracas, Venezuela, Male ]
      4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      Great Friends and Teachers
      The English Language Institute at UF has been one of the most remarkable experiences that I've ever lived in my entire life. It's impossible not to love a place where you can meet many good people from all over the world. It's a great way to learn English in the US. If you come to the ELI, you're going to enjoy and learn at the same time. It has been amazing being an ELI student during two semesters in a row. I haven't left Gainesville, and I already feel that I miss all those great friends, teachers, and people that I have met in this awesome place.
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    • 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.

      SHAO, CHIH-CHIEH
      [ Banciao City,Taipei County, Taiwan, Age 28, Male ]
      14 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
      讓人難忘的遊學經驗
      由於學校地處中南美交界附近,留學生來自中南美洲的相當多,讓我見識到他們的活力與熱情.相對的,中國人台灣人較少,英文使用率自然就比較高.上課內容則是正規英文教育,事屬於打底的骨幹強化訓練,考試也不少,不過不會太嚴肅.課外活動則相當棒,體驗到美國本土的戶外活動,如泛舟,朔溪與BBQ等.如果有機會希望以後還能再去.
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