6-Wire Concert and Reception

6-Wire Concert and Reception

Throughout 2019, the English Language Institute will celebrate 40 years of excellence in English teaching! To kick off the celebrations, we are hosting a reception along the incredible UD Master Players Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 16, 2019. The concert will feature UD’s ensemble-in-residence called … Continue reading

Trips and activities | Session 3 2019

Blurred shot of red lantern and lights with text: trips & activities Session 3 2019

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

Find a tutoring cluster at the Session 3 Cluster Faire!

Two students in hijab pose with Nancy Turner, Kitchen Class tutor, in Nancy's kitchen. Text: Cluster Faire

Tutoring clusters are small groups that make learning English more fun and interesting! Joining a cluster helps you meet new people with similar interests and practice English specific to the topic. Past clusters have included: vocabulary TOEFL preparation driving crafts Math Club Reading Horizons The Kitchen Class Grammar and more! … Continue reading

Session 3 2019 | New Student Orientation Schedule

Bundled up students taking a group selfie with text: Welcome New Students!

Welcome to the University of Delaware English Language Institute! We are excited that you are here at the ELI — or will be soon! To help you know where to go and what to expect, please download these documents: a UD campus map for ELI students (pdf) the ELI New … Continue reading

ELI Closed for December Break beginning December 22

Illustrated trees and snow against a winter sky. Text, "December Break"

The ELI will be closed for December Break from December 22, 2018 through January 1, 2019. We hope that you have a wonderful break, and we will see you in the new year! Offices will reopen on January 2, 2019. New Students starting at the ELI on January 4, 2019: … Continue reading

Former Tutor Patrick Ruffin Honored by Quilt

Visitors to the ELI’s 318 South College office might notice that the walls are a little more beautiful this session, as a quilt was recently hung in honor of former ELI tutor, Patrick Ruffin. Ruffin, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was a tutor in the ELI’s Intensive English Program … Continue reading

Ways to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2019

A traditional red lantern and a silhouette of a pig with text "Lunar New Year"

In 2019, the Lunar New Year–also called the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year–begins on February 5. The Spring Festival lasts seven days and is marked with red lanterns, fireworks, food and parades! The Year of the Pig will be celebrated here at UD, in the local area and … 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