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Accreditation and Standards

The University of Delaware English Language Institute (ELI) Intensive English Program (IEP) and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program (DEFT) are accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period August 2016 through August 2026 and agrees to uphold the CEA standards for English Language Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

All of our faculty, administrators and staff members strive to provide the best possible services and assistance for ELI students, from admissions and orientation to the financial office and more.

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In ELI buildings you will find classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, our state-of-the-art Self-Access Learning Center, and our Tutoring Center.

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Tutoring Center

The ELI is one of the only Intensive English Programs in the United States to offer personal one-on-one tutoring with trained tutors in its regular “Full Program” at no extra charge.

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The University of Delaware is located in Newark, Delaware, a quiet, safe, and friendly college town of 30,000 people.

Newark is two hours by car or train from Washington, DC and New York City (170 km) and one hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore (80 km). Nearby recreational areas on the Atlantic Ocean and in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania offer students a variety of summer and winter activities.

Building Locations

ELI Building Locations

ELI building, 189 W. Main St.

Main Building

189 West Main Street
Newark, DE 19716

ELI building, 108 E. Main St.

Central Building

108 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711

ELI building, 318 South College Ave.

South Building

318 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19711



UDigital_1383_Campus_041411_069-lprThe climate in Newark is quite comfortable for most of the year. We experience all four seasons, including very warm temperatures in the summer (June, July, August) and mildly cold temperatures in the winter (January, February). The charts below will give you more information about the climate in Newark.


Temperatures and Precipitation

Temperatures (Celsius) and Precipitation

Jan Feb March April May June
Average high in °C 6 8 13 19 25 30
Average low in °C -4 -3 0 5 11 16
Av. precipitation – mm 80 70 104 94 104 102
July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high in °C 31 30 27 20 14 8
Average low in °C 19 18 14 7 2 -2
Av. precipitation – mm 122 101 120 89 90 97

Temperatures (Fahrenheit) and Precipitation

Jan Feb March April May June
Average high in °F 42 46 55 67 76 85
Average low in °F 24 26 32 42 51 61
Av. precipitation – inch 3.15 2.76 4.09 3.7 4.09 4.02
July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high in °F 88 87 80 69 58 46
Average low in °F 66 65 57 45 36 28
Av. precipitation – inch 4.8 3.98 4.72 3.5 3.54 3.82
Totals and Averages

Annual average high temperature 19.2 °C
Annual average low temperature 6.9 °C
Average temperature 13.05 °C
Average annual precipitation 1173.0 mm

Source: U.S. Climate Data

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