Executive English Program (EEP)

This three-week course is designed for busy executives and career professionals whose schedules do not permit them to participate in the Institute’s traditional Intensive English Program.

The Executive English Program (EEP) offers language instruction targeted to the client’s linguistic and professional needs and includes a combination of individual and class instruction.

Our goal is to develop the participant’s English competency specifically for their personal and professional needs.

Program Components

Program components include instruction by experienced corporate ESL trainers and faculty consisting of:

  • Private tutoring (one-on-one instruction): 8 hours per week
  • Classroom instruction: 20 hours per week
  • Self Access Learning Center (multimedia) activities: 3 hours per week
  • Visits to state offices such as the Division of Incorporations, Rotary and Chamber of Commerce, the World Trade Center, and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.
  • Consideration will be given to clients interested in additional cultural programming

Total hours of instruction for three-week program:


Courses develop English language skills through pair and group activities with other English language learners. Clients will have the opportunity to learn English with other learners from all parts of the globe. The tutoring sessions are designed to reflect the individual professional language needs and objectives of executives and professionals such as leading meetings, conducting negotiations, networking, interviewing, team problem solving, making presentations and speeches, and engaging in cross-cultural business and discourse. For these private tutoring sessions, ELI’s specialized corporate ESL tutors are experienced in providing one-on-one, personalized instruction based on each client’s linguistic needs and goals.

Professional Homestays

Clients in the Executive English Program may stay in the homes of families whose members are either practicing or retired professionals themselves. A meal plan of two meals per day (breakfast and dinner) is available. The arrangement will provide both language reinforcement and stimulating companionship.

Alternatively, clients may request to live in the University’s Innternationale House, designed to host visiting dignitaries, scholars, and professionals from around the world. (see www.TheINNternationale.org)

Finally, clients may choose extended-stay suites in nearby hotels participating in the program. A meal plan for the University’s dining facilities is also available for either housing arrangement.

Corporate Visits

The program provides the opportunity for clients to visit local corporations and businesses to meet with other professionals.

Cultural Program

A cultural program will be designed with input from each client prior to his or her arrival.

Excursions would include trips to local historical sites, with the option for trips to major regional cities like New York City, Washington D.C., or Philadelphia.

Dates & Pricing

This program is available six times throughout the year (January, March, May, July, September, November). Flexible scheduling is permitted.

For more information contact: Baerbel Schumacher, Assistant Director of International Programs at Baerbel@udel.edu.

Academic Year 2022-2023 Price

Item Price
Tuition US$ 4,118
Room and food (estimate) 1,200
Health insurance 163
Student Wellness fee 88
Books (estimate) 250
Total estimated costs US$ 5,819
Notes about pricing
  • All prices are in U.S. dollars.
  • Academic Year 2022-2023 prices are effective from August 31, 2022.
  • The Student Wellness fee is lower during our summer sessions: Session 5 ($66) and Session 6 ($44)
  • Important note about insurance: All students who are not sponsored by a governmental organization are now required to purchase the ELI’s health insurance plan. Students may not purchase their own insurance policy to replace the ELI’s plan. Health insurance fees are non-refundable.
Additional fees

Some additional fees may apply, including:

Express Mail fee: $65 (required)

  • This fee pays for the express mailing of documents to students, such as I-20 forms, Welcome Packages, etc.
  • Documents will automatically be sent via express mail (DHL or FedEx) unless the student specifically requests that the University of Delaware ELI uses the US Postal Service or if a friend will pick up the documents on the student’s behalf.
  • Students must pay this fee at the time that they submit their application to register for ELI programs.

Airport Transfer fee: $100 – $200
These fees must be paid if the ELI arranges transportation for the student from the Philadelphia International Airport to Newark, Delaware. The ELI can arrange transportation through Delaware Express (standard shuttle pick-up). Normally, the charge is $50; however, late-night pick-ups may cost $90. For questions, please contact eli-housing@udel.edu.

Late Orientation/Arrival fee: $100
Students must pay this fee only if they miss one of the designated Orientation days. All students are required to attend all days of ELI Orientation, as marked on their acceptance letter and in the documents that the student will receive when they arrive for Orientation.

Late Housing fee: $100
Students must pay this fee only if they do not meet the ELI’s deadlines for arranging housing (as listed in their acceptance documents).

Late Payment fee: $50
Students must pay this fee if they do not pay the entire amount listed on their bill before the date written on the bill.

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