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University of Tennessee at Knoxville

English Language Institute (ELI) [Knoxville, TN]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Institutional TOEFL given to students in all levels each term
  • ELI students get full access to all University facilities and more than 300 campus organizations
  • Enjoy living in Knoxville, a friendly, dynamic city near the majestic Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University Intensive English program
      Establishment : 1978
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA
      Enrollment : 50
      Average Class Size : 8
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus,Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to the ELI profile on ApplyESL.com. We are happy that you are interested in learning more about English study at the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For more than 40 years, thousands of students and professionals have successfully achieved their English goals at ELI. We hope that you will join us so that you too can improve your English skills. The faculty and staff at ELI believe that you can best learn English in an environment that encourages friendship, creativity, and personal growth. That is why we all work hard to make ELI your “home away from home.” ELI students come from all over the world, and although each student has unique goals and ambitions, all ELI students soon learn that our faculty and staff are friendly, supportive, and interested in you! On behalf of everyone at ELI, we look forward to having you study with us.
      Em Turner Chitty
      Interim Director, English Language Institute
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • English Language Institute (ELI)
      UT Conference Center

      600 Henley St., Suite 120
      Knoxville, TN  37902  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 865 974-3404
      FAX: +1 865 974-6383
      E-mail: eli@utk.edu
      Website: http://eli.utk.edu/
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 8-15 students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8, 16, 24, 32 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 years old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 issued upon request for F1 or F2 visa
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment/Off-Campus Apartment
    • Dates
    • 2021
      8 WEEKS:
      8/16 - 10/810/18 - 12/10

      2022
      8 WEEKS:
      1/18 - 3/123/18 - 5/13

    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 100
      TUITION FEE (2021-2022)
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,080
      16 WEEKS US$ 5,160
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      16 WEEKS N/A US$ 3,500 US$ 7,200
      Airport Pickup Service
      Free
      Health Insurance
      US $552 (8w)
      Activities Fee
      US $519 (16w)
      Textbooks
      US $200 (8w); US $400 (16w)
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Knoxville, Tennessee
    • Location
      English Language Institute (ELI)
      UT Conference Center

      600 Henley St., Suite 120 Knoxville, TN  37902  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From McGhee Tyson Airport:
      The ELI provides free airport pick-up service that brings students directly to campus. Students can also take a taxi that will cost approximately US $20 and will arrive on campus in 20 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.0
      School Environment: 4.2
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.2
      Activities and Social Life: 3.6
      Accommodation: 3.4

      3.9

    • There are 17 reviews for this school

    • Jai Sang Koh
      [ Seoul, Korea, Age 51, Male ]
      1 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      Curriculum
      I think it was a great chance for my daughter to study in the USA. She was encouraged speaking English with the friends she made from around the world. She said that her course was focused on grammar and it was important for her to learn that better. Also, she was able to practice talking freely in English like a child according to various situations which she encountered in America. From her course, I can see the value of studying speaking skills while abroad.
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 

    • 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.

      侯沣洋
      [ 辽宁, 中国, Age 18 ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      个人评价
      对其很满意。网络上选择学校快捷与便利。并且学校信息较为详细。方便第一时间了解。跟踪服务也较好,及时了解学生现状。总体费用也不高。


      上昇
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 25, Male ]
      4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      田納西大學ELI
      田納西大學是田納西州蠻知名的大學
      對想要學外語的同學們我覺得是不錯的選擇
      美國鄉村風格,治安良好,人們個性單純,華人也不是很多
      校內的ELI分成102~108,七個等級,不管英文超爛,或是英文不錯都可以來這學習,不過如果托福超過560我覺得這裡可能沒那麼適合

      分班前會有測驗,而第一周老師會考量你的情況做等級的調整
      每天四堂課,分別為文法、閱讀、寫作、聽力與口語

      學生以阿拉伯人為最大族群,其次是中國人,再來就雜七雜八的,有日本、韓國、越南、南美(墨西哥、智利)、剛果

      能試圖不跟華語使用者聚在一起的話,英文確實可以進步很快,如果英文極差,剛來可以碰到很多會說中文的同學,可以幫助你度過一開始的過渡期

      不同的老師有不同的教學風格,有的很嚴謹有的感覺不像老師,不過多少都能學到東西

      缺點是學校提供的宿舍貴,硬體也不夠好,沒在校園附近租房子來的划算,通常大家都住兩個月就搬離校園了,學校附近有超市也有很多餐廳,生活上是不成問題,只是如果沒車想去亞洲超市或是特別一點的餐廳會很麻煩,而且因為是鄉下,休閒娛樂很少,比較特別的大概就學校裡的三四間酒吧跟附近市中心的電影院(走路15分鐘)


      學生
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 26, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

      以前也去過其他語言學校遊學過...
      但是只有這間學校讓我真正進步了
      老師真的很好很熱心,是好到會讓人永遠想念的老師
      真的很棒


      EunSol Lee
      [ Seoul, Korea, Age 23, Female ]
      3 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
      eli와 ut에 대해서
      UT는 테네시에서 굉장히 좋은 학교라서 트랜스퍼 하기에 괜찮습니다.
      ELI를 일정 레벨까지 다닌다면 트랜스퍼하기가 쉽거든요.
      선생님들은 굉장히 좋습니다. 좋은 선생님들이 가르친다면 유용한 것들을 얻을수도 있지만 안좋은 선생님들이 걸린다면 운이 없다고 생각될지도 몰라요. 다만 eli 건물이 매우 오래되고 낡았습니다. 하지만 안에 들어가보면 밖처럼 상태가 나쁘지는 않습니다.


      익명
      [ 서울, 대한민국, Age 22, Female ]
      1 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
      테네시 낙스빌의 전체적인 분위기에 대해
      한국사람이 많은 곳을 피하려고 잘 알려지지 않은 도시를 선택한것이었는데도 불구하고 역시나 한국사람은 정말로 어딜가나 있더군요. 외진 동네에 한국사람들이 모여들다보면 더욱 한국사람들끼리 똘똘 뭉치게 되고요. 어쨌든 제 의견의 요점은 어딜가든 한국사람은 꼭 있다라는것, 그렇지만 되도록이면 미술관 공원 박물관 돌아다니며 더 많은 사람 만나고 영어로 이야기할 기회를 더 많이 갖는 것이 중요한것 같아요.


      Claudia
      [ Quito, Ecuador, Age 38, Female ]
      4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      Profesores que te enseñan a aprender
      El Instituto de Lengua Inglesa de UTK, es una buena escuela para comenzar los estudios del inglés como segunda lengua. La metodología es interesante y las clases son intensivas. El equipo académico, generalmente, es de alta calidad. Lo más importante, de los buenos profesores, es que enseñan a aprender y a estudiar, de la manera correcta el Inglés. En general es una buena escuela, aún falta un poco de organización en el personal administrativo, que sería lo único negativo que he experimentado en la escuela. Hay que tomar en cuenta que el proceso de aprendizaje se inicia en el aula de estudio, pero se debe continuar en la casa y en el diario vivir. La experiencia más enriquecedora que he tenido es con los maestros, gente valiosa, con mucha experiencia, estudiosos en varios campos de las ciencias y las artes; personas que han enriquecido este proceso de aprendizaje. Infortunadamente, la mayoría de alumnos que llegan a este instituto son menores de 20 años y poco colaboradores en clase para sostener una conversación nutritiva o generar ideas para que el maestro tenga pautas específicas para la enseñanza. Hay muy pocos profesionales que acuden a este instituto para aprender inglés. A pesar de los contra, existen más pros, por lo cual, el Instituto de Lengua Inglesa de UTK es altamente recomendable.


      Estudiante Anterior
      [ Heredia, Costa Rica, Age 34, Female ]
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      El Mejor Tiempo de Mi Vida
      En ESL tuve un tiempo maravilloso, en donde aprendi no solo el ingles tan necesario en mi trabajo(Educacion) sino tambien aprendi de otras culturas, aprendi a comunicarme con gente de todo el mundo. Los profesores fueron mas como una familia para mi, tambien los compañeros. Fue una experiencia inolvidable


      卓詩為
      [ 台灣, ROC, Age 20, Male ]


      學生
      [ Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Age 32, Female ]


      hyunjoong Yoon
      [ Seoul, Korea, Age 19, Male ]


      學生
      [ 高雄, 台灣, Age 31, Female ]


      學生
      [ 河北, 中国, Age 27, Female ]


      Taeyoung Kim
      [ Mok-Po, South Korea ]


      Jaekyu Heo
      [ Seoul, Korea, Age 29, Male ]


      Estudiante Anterior
      [ Bogota, Colombia ]


      anahis
      [ torreon, mexico, Age 23, Female ]
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