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

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

Opening Day: Returning Student Check-In

Returning students: In order to get your schedule for Session 2, you must attend Opening Day on Monday, October 29. On Monday morning, go to the Trabant University Center Multipurpose Room C between 9 and 11 a.m. to check in. Shortly before Opening Day, you will be emailed a QR … Continue reading

Session 2 2018 | New Student Orientation Schedule

Students lay on leaf-speckled grass. Text reads "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

How to dress up for Halloween!

The ELI Halloween Party will be Wednesday, October 31

Every October, children —  and many adults — in the U.S. prepare to dress up and eat candy! Halloween, an annual tradition with deep roots, is celebrated on October 31. Halloween emerged from an ancient Celtic festival that marked the end of the summer and the beginning of the cold, … Continue reading

The path to a top U.S. university starts here

Students in professional clothing working as a team on a project.

University Preparation Programs The ELI offers a variety of programs to help students prepare to be successful in undergraduate or graduate programs at a top American university. Our undergraduate pathway program, Academic Transitions (AT), is for students who are conditionally admitted to a bachelor’s degree program at the University of … Continue reading