Trips and activities | Session 2 2018

At the UD English Language Institute, we often tell our students that half of what they learn while in Delaware will be from their experiences outside of the classroom. It is important to be involved, meet students from other countries and learn about American culture. This is why we offer … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Break Bus Schedule 2018

On Friday, November 16, University of Delaware’s Fall Break begins. NOTE THAT ELI CLASSES WILL BE HELD on Monday-Wednesday, November 19-21.  However, with the University break come changes to the University of Delaware shuttle bus schedule. There will be no UD shuttle buses running over the weekend. On Monday – Wednesday, … Continue reading

ELI Students Entertain with Five Minute Fairy Tales

Two students wearing bunny ears play the part of the hares from Wednesday's portrayal of The Tortoise and the Hare.

It’s not every day that a live performance breaks out in a class or office space, but on Wednesday, students from the ELI added a little theater to classes and the workday when they visited various spots throughout campus to perform their “Five Minute Fairy Tales.” Part of the ELI’s … Continue reading

UD and ELI closing at 2:30 p.m. today, November 15

Due to the winter storm , the University of Delaware (including the English Language Institute) is closing as of 2:30 p.m. today. There will be no classes after 2 p.m. Tutoring and Listening Lab is cancelled. UD Shuttle buses will run until 4 p.m. All offices will be closed. Please … Continue reading

The Hungry Ghost: A Student Story

Linhan "Angelina" Xu holds up her decorated mini pumpkin in Monica Farling's fourth-floor classroom at the ELI's building at 189 West Main Street.

As instructor Monica Farling’s Level 4 Reading/Writing class discussed how Halloween is celebrated in the U.S., Linhan “Angelina” Xu noticed the similarity between Halloween and a Chinese tradition, the Hungry Ghost Festival. We hope that you enjoy this essay that Angelina wrote to share how these two fright-filled holidays are … Continue reading