ELI Insights: Connecting with the Learning Community

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By Sharon Mitchell, Instructor and Academic Transition Cohort Coordinator Conditionally-admitted Students at the English Language Institute are placed into Cohort classes, which provides them the opportunity to come together and focus on developing skills and learning expectations for successful students at the University of Delaware.   For undergraduate students in … Continue reading

From Life Lessons to Life-Supporting Research

When Pius Kilasy was studying at the University of Delaware, he learned an important lesson when a bus ride that was supposed to take him from Washington D.C. to Newark, DE instead had him en route to Newark, NJ. An ELI alum and a current UD Borel Global Fellow, Kilasy … Continue reading

ACE Program Prepares ESL Teachers, Earns High Student Ratings

When the ACE Program — which stands for Additional Certification in ESOL/Bilingual — was launched in 2016, it was done so with the intention of meeting Delaware’s high demand for certified ESL teachers. Since that time, four cohorts of Delaware educators have taken part in the program, resulting in 55 … Continue reading

Welcome to Session 2 2020

Welcome New Students to Session 2 2020

Welcome to the University of Delaware English Language Institute! We are excited for you to join us online! You can access our Session 2 2020 classes from wherever you are. Wherever you are, we are there! This past summer, we invested in improving the quality of online classes, including intensive … Continue reading

ELI Insights: Advising Remains Vital During the Pandemic

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By: Robert Bushong, ADS Instructor What does a typical academic advising session at the UD ELI look like during the pandemic? It looks much the same way as it has for years, with the student and advisor sitting across from each other while discussing how to best meet the student’s … Continue reading

ELI Insights: Supporting Students through Academic Advising

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By: Ross Fenske, ADS Instructor & AT Academic Advisor The Academic Advising team at the English Language Institute is dedicated to assisting students in navigating their pathway to their own educational goals. For some students, it is just improving their English, for others it is matriculating all the way to … Continue reading

ELI Insights: Online Learning is an Opportunity, Not a Substitute

By: Michael Fields, Assistant Professor In March 2020, I was teaching a classroom full of ambitious students in our Academic Transitions program when the message came that we would be going into quarantine. With a complete campus shutdown looming, ELI teachers were given a hasty presentation of the fundamentals of … Continue reading

ELI Insights: Creating an Interactive Learning Environment

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By: Jim Weaver, ADS Instructor The sudden move to online learning has created unprecedented challenges for ESL professionals. One such challenge has been creating an environment where learners can enjoy the same kind of meaningful interaction and engaging classes that they would get in an American classroom while being online … Continue reading

ELI Online: The Advantages of Online Instruction

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By: Phil Rice, Assistant Professor and Listening Lab Coordinator If I think back hard enough, I can remember the good old days of asking students to turn to a page in their reading books, hearing the flapping pages moving quickly, and then calling on students to give their best answers. … Continue reading

ELI Insights: Preparing Students for Graduate Studies

By: ELI Graduate V Coordinator As more and more international students pursue graduate education in the United States, the University of Delaware English Language Institute has developed its hybrid academic English courses to ensure that students are well prepared for studies in their graduate programs. In graduate school, understanding academic … Continue reading