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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 English Language Institute (ELI) is housed on the University of Delaware campus and in several nearby annex buildings.

In ELI buildings you will find classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, our Self-Access Learning Center, and our Tutoring Center. Each classroom is equipped with wireless internet and a variety of multimedia technologies.

All buildings are within easy walking distance of each other.

Each ELI student receives a University of Delaware ID card, as well as a University email account.

With your ID card, you can access many University of Delaware facilities and services, including:

  • 3 computing sites on campus where students can print, including the Student Multimedia Design Center at the Morris Library, which also includes two hands-on multimedia instruction rooms, three video editing studios, a one-button studio, a graphic arts studio, and a sound studio;
  • UD’s Morris Library, at the center of campus, with nearly three million books, state-of-the art technology for information retrieval;
  • 3 fitness centers equipped with cardio and weight-training equipment, two indoor ice-skating rinks (for use even in the summer), an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, and turf fields, basketball, and tennis courts;
  • a concert hall, two theaters, and a professional arts center with many artistic and cultural events;
  • dining halls and food courts located throughout campus; and
  • a free UD shuttle bus.

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