Programs for Professionals



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The ELI Admissions Team is here to help you to choose the right program for you!

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Many of our students are professionals in various industries, and they have no intention of pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the USA; instead, they want to improve their English for professional purposes–the practical skills that they can use in the workplace in their home country.

The ELI is an excellent place for professionals to improve their English skills!

We have special programs for specific audiences, as well as Business English courses that cover a variety of topics, from writing reports to making formal business presentations–even defending case studies!

Intensive English Program: Business English Focus

Communicate with confidence in professional settings–in English!

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is the ELI’s core program. It includes courses that focus on listening/speaking and reading/writing/grammar skills, as well as private tutoring and language labs. The Business English track of study is available to students in high-intermediate and advanced levels of the IEP

Program duration: minimum 4 weeks–and no maximum!

Delaware EFL Teacher Training (DEFT)

Where qualified English teachers come to update their pedagogical skills! 

This program helps English teachers from other countries to learn new and innovative pedagogical skills while also offering them the opportunity to refresh their English skills. Teachers participate in workshops and seminars that focus on areas such as curriculum design, materials development, business English instruction, oral intelligibility, grammar instruction, strategic interaction, and more!

Program duration: 4 weeks
(contact us to arrange a customized program for a longer duration, such as 4-6 months)

Master’s degree in teaching English as a second language (MA-TESL)

Become a qualified ESL teacher or administrator! 

The ELI administers the University of Delaware’s MA-TESL program. This interdisciplinary program includes courses taught by faculty from the School of Education, the ELI, the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature. Graduates of the program are highly qualified ESL and bilingual professionals who meet the growing need for certified teachers in US public schools classrooms as well as ESL and EFL language instructors in universities and language institutes in the U.S. and abroad.

Program duration: 2 years

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