Professional Language and Culture Programs
ELI offers special short term programs to groups of international students and educators. The ELI specializes in designing programs to fit specific curricular and scheduling needs. A short-term ELI Program at The University of Montana (UM) typically has the following traits:
- designed for the needs of the group
- two to eight weeks in duration
- up to twenty hours of class per week
- a minimum of ten participants
- extra-curricular activities and trips
- opportunities to integrate into the local community
Examples of Special Programs
De Lin University, Taiwan This program allows students to work and play in the friendly and beautiful environment of Montana. It fosters cultural understanding through in-class activities with a diverse student population, and through real-life experiences in volunteer organizations. The program is also designed for those seeking to improve their skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The four skills are combined in lessons so that students develop a balanced proficiency in communication.
Austral University, Chile This program was designed for nursing professionals who wanted to expand their knowledge of American nursing practices while improving their English. Participants spent 4 weeks studying English at ELI and two weeks observing at UM’s College of Technology Nursing Program. Participants also had the opportunity to work with nurses in local hospitals and clinics.
One of the longest running programs at ELI, KNUE has been sending Korean elementary English teachers to ELI for over 10 years. Participants in this program have the opportunity of working with professional teacher trainers who teach classroom methodology, pedagogy, and English. During the winter program, participants are hosted in Missoula Country Public School classrooms where they have the opportunity to observe American teachers and teach in an American classroom. Participants also have the opportunity to experience Yellowstone or Glacier National Park along with other exciting Montana activities.
The ELI welcomes program requests or proposals. For more information, or to start planning your special program, please contact ELI.