The English Language Institute celebrates its 20th year at the University of Montana with a gathering of ELI staff, students and alumni in May 2013, honoring all those who have contributed to making ELI a lasting institution.
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Bella Vista is a story about outsiders in Missoula, MT. Revolving around a teacher and her class of international students, Bella Vista explores the themes of adaptation, transition, displacement and what it means to be home. View the video of the cast, and find out more about the movie.
"For me the best of the University of Montana is that once the class are over, there are many activities like playing tennis, basketball, football and swimming. In these moments, I can know new people, and speak with them improving my English."
Salvador Rubio Ruiz de Gopega, ELI student from Spain
"The University of Montana is such a kind and friendly place for learning English. Not only the staff at ELI, but the other students are very patient with other international students."
Chieh-ling Tseng, ELI student from Taiwan
Thanks to ELI, now I can have good conversations when I am talking to people from different cultures. Thank you ELI."
Oyatullokhi Madud, ELI student from Tajikistan
"I like Missoula very much because it is a peaceful place and people here are really kind and friendly."
Nanami Fujita, ELI student from Japan
"I feel at peace when living in Missoula because it reminds me about my hometown."
Sinh Hoang, ELI student from Vietnam
"At ELI, I can meet lots of students from all over the world. Some students come from Aisa and others come from Europe and South America. I have a great chance to learn about so many cultures."
Yuka Hattori, ELI student from Japan
The mission of the English Language Institute (ELI) is to serve international students with limited English proficiency who wish to improve their English language and academic skills in order to pursue studies at The University of Montana (UM) or another institution of higher education. The ELI also welcomes any non-native speaker of English.
Students benefit from a range of interactive courses that focus on grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening. They also have opportunities to participate in ELI social activities.
ELI students have access to all of the academic and recreational facilities at UM. In addition, they experience the friendly people and beauty of Montana, as well as the social and cultural events on campus and in Missoula.