Session IV 2018 | Orientation Schedule

Orientation schedule - Session IV 2018

Welcome to the University of Delaware English Language Institute (ELI)! We are excited that you are here! For your convenience, we are giving you the Session IV 2018 Orientation schedule. This document will tell you where you must go and what to expect during your first few days at the … Continue reading

ELI student spotlight: Maki Yasunaga introduces Japanese boxed lunches to U.S.

Bento box

Maki Yasunaga has a dream, and it comes in a box – a bento box. Maki’s dream is to sell bentos – Japanese boxed lunches – in the United States. A bento is a single-portion, take-out or home-packed meal in a box that typically consists of rice or noodles, fish … Continue reading

Spring Festival Celebration 2018 Highlights

Spring Festival 2018 Highlights

ELI’s Spring Festival Celebration, held on Friday, February 16th, was a HUGE success!  This live-streamed event received more than 600 views, and was attended by more than 100 students! Some of the highlights of the night included: Dean Watson and Dr. Stevens recorded videos, wishing students “Happy Spring Festival” in … Continue reading

Looking to the future – Dr. Stevens and UD visit Greece

Dr. Stevens Greece trip

In mid-January, University of Delaware (UD) English Language Institute (ELI) Director Dr. Scott Stevens, accompanied by a delegation including UD President Dennis Assanis, First Lady Eleni Assanis, Dr. George Watson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and a cohort including additional UD deans, directors and department chairs, traveled … Continue reading

ELI hosts Brazilian and Panamanian teacher groups

PDPI group photo

The University of Delaware (UD) English Language Institute (ELI) is honored to be hosting two groups of high school English teachers from Panama and Brazil to the University of Delaware to participate in intensive English language and teacher-training programs. The 20-person Panamanian group, Panama Bilingue arrived on January 11th  for … Continue reading

ELI mourns the passing of two beloved tutors

Within the space of less than one week, ELI has lost two wonderful tutors: Paula Rusinko and Keila Brown. Paula passed away on Monday, January 30th, following complications arising from a surgical procedure. Paula was a long-term ELI tutor and qualified speech pathologist who helped hundreds of students.  Despite her long and … Continue reading

Trips and activities | Session III 2018

What's happening at the ELI this session?

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 get involved, meet students from other countries and learn about American culture. This is why we offer … Continue reading

No classes on Martin Luther King Day | January 15, 2018

MLK day

On Monday, January 15, the University of Delaware will be CLOSED (including the ELI) in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No classes will be held, and offices will be closed. Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK)? He was an American Baptist minister and activist who was … Continue reading

UD and ELI opening at 10 a.m. on January 9, 2018

Due to last night’s winter storm, the University of Delaware (including the English Language Institute) will open at 10 a.m. today. Here is the important information that you must know about today’s schedule: All offices will open at 10 a.m. Morning Listening Speaking classes scheduled for 8:15 AM are cancelled. They … Continue reading

UD and ELI closing at 2 p.m. on January 8, 2018

Due to the winter storm expected this afternoon, the University of Delaware (including the English Language Institute) is closing as of 2 p.m. All offices will be closed. The University is expected to resume its normal schedule tomorrow. For more information, visit udel.edu/udaily/2018/january/weather-closing-jan-8-2018/. If you must go outside during (or after the … Continue reading