Outside the Classroom

ELI classes are supplemented with opportunities for students to improve their English outside of the classroom through our Conversation Partner Program, Culture Seminars, and other activities, such as monthly fieldtrips. These activities extend language and culture learning beyond the classroom. 

Conversation Partners

Conversation PartnersThe Conversation Partners Program pairs ELI students with native English speakers to practice conversation outside the classroom.  Students and volunteers meet roughly every other week for activities of their choosing. Optional activities and events are offered to the group throughout the semester. Click here to learn more.


DSC_1182.JPGJoin ELI faculty, staff, and students on exciting fieldtrips around the community and across the state!

Fieldtrips include ice-skating, skiing, river rafting, local events and fairs, hiking, horse-back riding, and more.  There are also opportunities to go on overnight trips to Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park.