About English Language Institute (ELI)

Our History

  • Founded in 1993
  • Taught students from more than 44 countries
  • Serves international students with limited English proficiency who wish to improve their English language and academic skills
  • Housed in Global Engagement Office (GEO)
  • Provides academic year and summer instruction, as well as tailored short-term English language training programs

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Missoula, MT

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Accreditations

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The intensive English program at the English Language Institute of the University of Montana is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period December 2017 through December 2021 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org

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ELI actively supports professional development within the fields of international education and English language teaching through NAFSA: Association of International Educators. NAFSA is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA membership provides unmatched access to best-in-class programs, information, and resources.

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ELI faculty uphold standards of excellence in English language teaching. Through professional interest sections, professional development programs, publications, and advocacy efforts, TESOL enables thousands of educators, researchers, and administrators worldwide to become more effective, more knowledgeable, and more skilled and to have a voice in shaping policies that affect their work.

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ELI is a proud member of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP). UCIEP is an independent consortium of university and college-administered intensive English programs in the United States. The ELI program is committed to the consortium's effort to ensure that students receive the highest quality intensive English instruction from trained, professional teachers.

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The English Language Institute is accredited through University of Montana Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process.