Welcome Message from the Director

Dr. Scott Stevens, ELI Director

Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the English Language Institute at the University of Delaware. On these web pages you can learn about our world-class intensive English program located on the lovely campus of the renowned University of Delaware. Students fall in love with the charming historic town of Newark, in the first and oldest state of the USA, Delaware.

We have tried to provide information that is both complete and accurate to help you decide if the challenging programs of the University of Delaware English Language Institute (ELI) are right for you. The teaching of English is at the heart of everything we do at the ELI, but we understand that each client has special needs and have therefore developed many special programs to meet these needs.

If you are a student preparing for undergraduate or graduate studies in the U.S., we have a rigorous English for Academic Purposes program. We also offer conditional admission to the University for all undergraduate programs and for many graduate programs.

If you are a business employee or professional, we have a wide range of Business English courses as well as a corporate tutoring program.

If you are applying for an MBA degree, we have an excellent Pre-MBA program to help you meet your goal. The University of Delaware offers conditional admission to Pre-MBA students—as do several other cooperating universities.

If you are an English teacher, we offer the widely respected Delaware English as a Foreign Language Teacher Training Institute, known as “DEFT.” We also coordinate the University of Delaware graduate MA TESL program.

If you are a legal professional (judge, lawyer, or law student), you may find our American Law and Legal English Institute ideally suited for your needs for professional training or as a pre-law degree program.

If you are a sponsor or university representative, we offer a variety of outstanding specialized courses for groups.

As you read the material, we hope you will appreciate the high standards for excellence that our faculty and staff set for themselves and for our students. As you look at the pictures, we hope you will sense the warm and friendly atmosphere at the ELI. We want you to feel comfortable making our home your home for the duration of your stay.

At the University of Delaware English Language Institute, our commitment is to meet or exceed the expectations of our clients. We welcome the opportunity to fulfill that promise with you.


Dr. Scott G. Stevens
Director, ELI
Coordinator, MA TESL Program


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