Study English on our beautiful campus

The ELI offers a variety of high-quality intensive English programs for degree-seeking students, business and legal professionals, English language teachers, and general English language learners.

To begin, see the list of programs below. Click on the program that interests you!

Program Description
Intensive English Program (IEP) The ELI’s core program. Through its various tracks of study, IEP helps students to improve their English for general and professional purposes. Includes General English, English for Academic Purposes, Business English, and English through American Culture.
Academic Transitions – NEW! The new conditional admissions/pathway program for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware. Students can earn up to 24 university credits while improving their Academic English skills!
Conditional Admissions Program (CAP) The CAP program helps students to be accepted to a Master’s or PhD program at the University of Delaware (or one of our partner universities). CAP students are never required to take a TOEFL or IELTS exam!
Accelerated University English Program (AUEP) Super-intensive Academic English preparation for students who wish to attend an American university program.
Bridge Program Eligible undergraduate CAP students take one ELI course and one or two undergraduate-level courses to further prepare for studying in an American undergraduate program.
Pre-MBA Preparation for success in an American MBA program–including case study analysis, GMAT/GRE Preparation, and more!
Executive English Program (EEP) Short-term intensive English program for professionals.
American Law and Legal English Institute (ALLEI) Participants learn about the American Legal system while improving their Legal English communication skills in this short-term program.
English for Medical Professionals

Note: This program is not being offered at this time. Please contact if you would like to know more about the program.

Special program for health care professionals to improve their Medical English communication skills and learn more about the American Health Care Industry.

Edge-ELI Summer Pre-College Program In this summer program for teenagers, international high school students can take one university course and one ESL course, along with special cultural activities and housing on campus with American roommates. It is a wonderful opportunity for the student to have an authentic American university experience!
Get Ahead Program The University of Delaware’s pre-academic program for newly admitted students to the undergraduate (Bachelor’s degree) program. Prepare for the academic and cultural expectations of a top-ranked American university!
Language Adventure USA This summer program for teenagers includes a wonderful combination of courses in our English through American Culture track of study, as well as a variety of cultural activities, including excursions to regional tourist attractions, hikes, picnics, concerts, etc.
Corporate Tutoring Intensive and semi-intensive Business English instruction for short-term visiting international business professionals in Delaware.
Evening Program Semi-intensive English program for members of our local community.
EFL Teacher Training (DEFT) Pedagogical training for groups of EFL teachers in other countries. A wonderful professional development opportunity!
MA-TESL The ELI administers the University of Delaware’s Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (MA-TESL) program. Click here to learn more.
IELTS Preparation Course This part-time course teaches students strategies for taking the IELTS exam.
TOEFL Registration Learn how to register for either the paper-based TOEFL (pBT) or internet-based TOEFL (iBT).


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