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University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)

English Language Institute [Arlington, Texas]


  • High Quality Intensive ESL Programs: Six-level program based on the CEFR (2001), offering classes to stu­dents who have intermediate to advanced English language ability
  • Outstanding Student Services: Modern campus with many facilities including computer and audio-visual labs
  • Good Location: Safe and friendly suburban city - Experience one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. – Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Founded in 1980, the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) assists students in improving those English language skills necessary to succeed at an American university. ELI teachers are dedicated to providing high-quality English instruction that accommodates individual students' learning needs. Outside of the classroom, the ELI provides students with plentiful opportunities to practice their English with native speakers. Additionally, ELI provides students with both academic (regarding university admissions) and student advising (housing or general assistance) services.

      ELI students have access to all of the UTA’s learning and recreational facilities which include an internet-accessible computer lab, audio-visual language lab, full-sized library, athletics facilities, sports fields, and university center – where students can enjoy bowling, billiards, video games, and lounge.

      ELI has full accreditation from CEA (The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation) and 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.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1980
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA, UCIEP / CEA
      Enrollment : 120 - 240
      Average Class Size : 13
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Taxi, University Shuttle Bus
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to Texas!
      As Director of the English Language Institute at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), I am happy to introduce you to our program through UTA is a very good place to live and study - a beautiful and safe campus with many friendly people. The ELI provides our students with English language instruction, develops their academic and communication skills, and expands students' intercultural awareness. Studying overseas will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to meet and make new friends with people from all over the world--and here at the ELI, it is our joy to help enhance your learning experiences. UTA is located in Arlington, Texas, a suburban city in the middle of the large Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Arlington is well-known for its Six Flags Over Texas amusement park, Hurricane Harbor water park, Dallas Cowboys Football Stadium and the Texas Rangers professional baseball team. The city of Fort Worth, located 20 minutes from Arlington, has a charming downtown area, a beautiful cultural district, and a historical Texas district - complete with cowboys and rodeos. I encourage you to read more about our program, and on behalf of everyone here at the ELI, we look forward to meeting you in Arlington, Texas.
      Dr. Cindy Kilpatrick
      Director, English Language Institute
    • The University of Texas at Arlington
      English Language Institute

      701 Planetarium Place, 402 Hammond Hall,
      Arlington, Texas  76019-0560  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 817-272-2730
      FAX: +1 817-272-2731
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • ELI provides introductory services and basic assistance, but it is the student's responsibility to arrange housing in on-campus dormitories and in off-campus residences. Students living in on-campus dormitories will be close to classes, campus activities, and other students - both American and international. Off-campus residences allow students the opportunity to interact independently in the community found outside of the school campus and offer more privacy. It is best to arrange housing as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. School may introduce private off-campus apartments, but students have to make necessary arrangements by themselves. For more specific information about housing accommodations, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The UTA campus is located in the vibrant city of Arlington. Home to 350,000 people, Arlington is one of the cities that composes the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex - one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Some of the attractions that students enjoy include: Six Flags Over Texas, the nationally-acclaimed amusement park; Hurricane Harbor, one of the largest water parks in the nation; and The Ballpark at Arlington, home of the beloved Texas Rangers professional baseball team. Also nearby is the Fort Worth Zoo, the Dallas Zoo, various art museums, clubs, restaurants, and endless nightlife entertainment options. Although Arlington and the Metroplex area are becoming more and more busy, students may still appreciate the traditional "cowboy culture" that makes Texas famous, especially in Fort Worth, the city next to Arlington.
    • About the College/University
    • The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a 100-year-old, comprehensive research, teaching and public service institution. As the sixth largest university in Texas, UTA offers 83 bachelors, 69 masters, and 30 doctoral degrees within nine academic units and a graduate school. A modern 390-acre campus a few blocks from downtown Arlington offers easy access to museums, concerts, ballet, theater, family recreation, professional sports and other interests. With an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students, UTA is the third largest among the 15 institutions in The University of Texas System. The student body has become increasingly diversified with students representing 47 states and 89 countries. UTA has an excellent reputation in majors important to international students, such as Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Nursing, Science, Architecture, and Linguistics.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students who complete the ESL program.
      *The deadline for Conditional Admission application is 06/20/2018
  • Study Options
    • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) - Online

    • Overview
    • **This program will be offered online**

      The Program's curriculum is designed to academically prepare students who plan to enter an undergraduate or graduate degree program at University of Texas Arlington or other universities and those who plan to study English for personal or professional reasons.

      The Intensive English Program (IEP) offers eight-week sessions. There are five sessions offered each year. Full-time students enrolled in the IEP receive 20 hours of classroom instruction per week, learning and practicing the skill areas of “Focused Grammar”, “Reading/Writing’ and “Listening/Speaking”. Emphasis is placed on developing students' overall English academic skills while increasing their confidence in using English to convey information as well as express original ideas.

      IEP offers 6 levels of English classes, from beginning to advanced and the curriculum consists of 3 language proficiency bands; Intermediate, High Intermediate and Advanced. Within each of these three bands, there are 2 levels. Students who wish to advance to the next proficiency band, must complete both levels. Upon their arrival at the ELI, students take an English placement test in order to determine the level best-suited to their ability.

      Class sizes generally range from 8 to 17 per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 8 -17 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8 & 16 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Diploma
      VISA INFORMATION: F-1 Student Visa Required (I-20 Issued Upon Request)
      HOUSING: Dormitory / On-Campus Apartment
    • Dates
    • 2021
      16 WEEKS:
      8/17 - 12/11

    • Costs
      US$ 75
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      8 WEEKS US $3,000
      16 WEEKS US $6,000
      8 WEEKS N/A US $1,320* N/A
      16 WEEKS N/A US $2,640* N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      Tuition Deposit
      Health Insurance
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • *Date and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      *The application fee is non-refundable and does not include the express fee for I-20 mailing ($55)
      *Housing fees do not include meals and are estimated for one bedroom in 4-bedroom apartment.
      *For more information about the Tuition Deposit, please visit at
  • Location
    • United States Arlington, Texas
    • Location
      The University of Texas at Arlington
      English Language Institute

      701 Planetarium Place, 402 Hammond Hall, Arlington, Texas  76019-0560  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Dallas/Fort Worth Airport:

      School provides a free pick up service that brings students directly to their housing accommodations upon receiving one-week advance notice. Although travel time varies depending on where students will live, it usually takes approximately 20 minutes.
      Students can also travel directly to campus by taxi that will cost approximately US$25 and arrive in approximately the same amount of time.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.3
      School Environment: 4.3
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.3
      Activities and Social Life: 3.9
      Accommodation: 3.9


    • There are 24 reviews for this school

    • Hanshin
      [ Arlington, Texas, United States, Age 33, Male ]
      6 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
      The ELI Course at UTA Was Wonderful!
      The ELI course helps students who are interested in entering universities in the US. I felt comfortable using English more than I expected after doing many of the class assignments such as writing essays. The other good thing was that the school is located on the UTA campus, so we could experience the atmosphere of real university life.
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      [ Taiwan, Taiwan, Male ]
      21 of 26 people found the following review helpful.
      Good place to learn English!
      ELI is a good place to improve your English. The teachers have great enthusiasm to answer each student's questions, so I learned a lot. I advise students who study at ELI to try and get a car when they are there or make friends that have a car so you can easily get around.
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      [ Taoyuan, Taiwan, Age 27, Female ]
      6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
      People are friendly and the weather is great!
      I have enjoyed my time at the school. The school is in a small town, but everything you need is here. People are friendly here and the weather is just fine.
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      [ Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ]

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      [ 新竹市, 台灣, Age 24, Female ]
      4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.

      Jeongju Lim
      [ Gwangju, South Korea, Age 20, Male ]
      2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      school is

      [ 아산시, KOREA, Age 31, Male ]
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      텍사스를 마음껏 느낄수 있는 곳..알링턴!!!
      처음 학교를 정할때만해도 물가 등 저렴한 지역을 찾다가 알링턴 주립 대학을 정하게 되었습니다. 하지만 생활하면 정말 좋은 학교임을 느낄 수 있었습니다. 텍사스만의 느낌을 마음껏 누릴수 있는 곳....바로 UTA입니다. 여러분도 한번 떠나보세요..미국 어디까지 가봤니?

      [ saoul, south korea, Age 21, Female ]
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      UT Arlington ESL progrem.
      작년 봄학기때부터 2학기 정도를 이곳에서 공부했는데요,
      UTA ESL은 DFW지역에서 소문이 자자할 만큼 학교와 교수진, 교육 프로그램이 잘 되어 있는것으로 알려져 있습니다.
      우선 학교에 대한 첫인상은 깨끗하고 많지 않은 학생들 구성으로 학생들을 많이 받아 보았던것 같은 인상을 주었고,
      영어를 잘 모르는 학생들을 위해 오리엔테이션 날짜부터 학생들이 해야하는것등 스텝별로 차근차근 모든 친구들이 다 따라갈수 있도록 하는 교수진의 능력이 돋보였습니다.
      학교 수업은 등급 별로 나눠져 수준별 수업이 가능하고, 경우에따라 자신의 클레스를 높거나 혹은 낮게 조정할수도 있습니다.
      반 친구들이 자연스레 어울릴수 있는 대화나 조별 활동도 많이 갖고 있고, 야외행사나 파티등으로 많은 친구들과 쉽게 어울릴수 있었습니다. 어학을 위한 사람에게나, 미국에서의 새로운 출발을 위한 사람들에게는 좋은 선택인것 같습니다.

      [ Arlington, US, Age 26, Male ]
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      UTA 가시고자 하시는 분 참고하세요^^
      전 작년 2월부터 10월까지 미국 텍사스에 있는 UTA에서 약 8개월간 어학연수를 하고 돌아왔어요.
      체계적인 프로그램과 친절한 선생님들로인해 많은 도움을 받은 것 같아요.
      약 20시간씩 매주 수업을 받게되고요, 매번 숙제와 그에 따르 피드백으로 자신의 취약점이 무엇인지 알게 된답니다. 또한 한 학기에도 3개 이상의 야외 활동이 있고요, 차가 없는 사람도 학교에서 버스를 대절해주기 때문에 얼마든지 나갈 수 있어요.
      전 세계에서 온 친구들을 사귈 수 있고, 자신의 영어 실력도 향상시킬 수 있는 좋은 곳인 것 같네요.
      단, 한가지 귀뜸을 드리자면, 이건 어느 학교나 마찬가지지만, 너무 학교에만 의조하시진 않기를 바랍니다. 학교 생활 이외에는 무료해지기 쉽거든요. UTA어학원에서 연결시켜주는 교외 활동에 참여하시거나 학생회에서 활동하시는 것도 친구들을 많이 사귈 수 있는 기회가 될 수 있겠죠. 그럼 모두 힘내세요~!^^

      [ Oita, Japan, Age 21, Male ]
      5 of 6 people found the following review helpful.

      [ 秘密, 日本, Age 21, Female ]
      5 of 8 people found the following review helpful.

      [ 岡山県, 日本, Age 18, Male ]
      7 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
      NO Place Is Better Than UTA for Learning English!!



      [ 東京都, 日本, Age 24, Female ]
      6 of 8 people found the following review helpful.

      [ Carolina, Puerto Rico, Age 34, Female ]
      9 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      Estudiar en UTA ha sido una de las mejores experiencias en mi vida
      La experiencia académica fue excelente, los profesores tienen mucha experiencia, facilitan el proceso de aprendizaje y tienen mucha disponibilidad hacia el estudiante.Gracias a esta experiencia puedo decir que aprendí inglés. A nivel profesional puedo viajar fuera del País y comunicarme muy bien.

      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 30, Male ]

      [ Taoyuan, Taiwan, Age 34, Male ]

      [ 新竹, 台灣, Age 27, Female ]

      [ Taipei, Taiwan ]

      [ TAIPEI, TAIWAN ]

      [ Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Age 32, Female ]

      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 26, Male ]

      [ 台灣, 台灣, Age 42, Female ]

      Chih-Feng Chien
      [ Pingtung, Taiwan, Age 29, Male ]

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