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English Language Institute
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The English Language Institute at Eastern Washington University is located in Cheney, Washington, in the beautiful Inland Northwest. Cheney is a small, safe community with a population of 8,500 people. The city of Spokane, a metropolitan area with a population of 300,000 is located 24 kilometers from EWU's main campus in the town of Cheney. Fifty-one buildings on 300 acres make up the main campus.
All the full-time faculty in the ELI have Master's Degrees in TESL. The faculty at the ELI maintain current knowledge of language teaching techniques by attending professional conferences, taking part in workshops, and reading professional literature. Teachers are regularly available for advising and individual help.
General English: Yes
English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Yes
English for Business: No
Other Programs:The MBA Preparation Program for International Students includes a foundation year and an MBA year of courses (see http://eli.ewu.edu/grad/mba.html); The Graduate Preparation Program provides a bridge to academic and cultural life in the United States (see http://eli.ewu.edu/grad/gradprep.html); Other special programs are available in summer and throughout the year, for example: 20th Century Music, Teaching the Internet, ESL Teacher Training and One-Year Study Abroad to EWU.
Private Classes: No
Customised Groups: Yes
Maximum Class Size: 16
Average Class Size: 12
Beginner Levels: 2
Intermediate Levels: 2
Advanced Levels: 1
The ELI offers five levels of intensive English language instruction. Core classes are Listening/Conversation and Reading/Writing/Grammar. Supplemental classes to enhance language skills include Pronunciation, Advanced Grammar, Word Processing, e-mail and internet. Students who have been conditionally admitted to EWU have the option of taking courses at the advanced level (Level 5) for credit.
Minimum Hours Required Per Week: 12
Maximum Hours Per Week: 21
Part Time Available: Yes
Academic terms (Fall, Winter, Spring) are 11 weeks in length. Summer term is 8 weeks in length. Fall - September; Winter - January; Spring - March/April; Summer - June
Student Origins and Enrollments
Latin America: 2%
Middle East: 35%
Students have access to all university facilities, for example, tennis courts, swimming pool, gym facilities, and the new Recreation Center with offers such activities as ice skating and indoor rock climbing. Student are given an EWU student identification card to allow them access to these facilities as well as to the Kennedy University Library, Computer and Language Labs, and the Multimedia Center.
Fees based on a session length of 11 weeks.
Fees may have changed since this information was published — check for latest information.
Included means that this service is provided at no extra charge.
There is no charge for airport pickup service, on-campus housing placement, or university placement.
Notes on Fees:
Academic Term (Fall, Winter, Spring) tuition is $3000. for each 11-week term. Summer tuition is $2700. for 8 weeks. Mandatory quarterly fees are: Basic health coverage $67.62; major medical insurance $174.00; computer and language lab fees $39.00; Recreation Center fee $65.00; transportation fee (bus) $6.50.
The cost of residence hall rooms and meals varies according to meal plan and room. Housing contracts are for the full academic year (Fall, Winter and Spring quarters). A $250.00 deposit is required to reserve a room. The deposit is refunded at the time the student completes the housing contract. Students living in EWU residence halls are charged a $10.00 hall activity fee and $30.00 prepaid laundry card each term.
The ELI's International Peer Advisor (IPA) Program pairs international students with an EWU student for field trips and cultural activities. IPAs pick up students at the airport, work with small groups of students to provide conversation practice, and organize field trips and cultural activities. Cultural Mentors, who are EWU international students, are available for the times when students need to speak to someone in their own language. Mentors also assist ELI students in emergencies when they need someone to interpret.
Educational Service Opportunities
EWU's International Education Office (IEO) provides a wide range of services, which include academic, immigration, and financial advising as well as other support for regular EWU international students. ELI students who are academically admissible to EWU may enroll directly in undergraduate programs when they complete the ELI program. No TOEFL score is required. The IEO student advisor and the ELI academic advisor assist ELI students in the process of enrolling at EWU.
Students who live in EWU residence halls are a five minute walk from campus. There is daily bus service between Cheney and Spokane. All ELI and EWU students ride the bus free during the academic year when they show their EWU Eagle ID card. The ELI provides free shuttle van service to downtown Cheney one day each week.
The ELI is one of the most highly accredited language schools in the United States. We are one of the first three schools in the USA to be accredited by the CEA in addition to membership in the AAIEP and the only UCIEP member school in the state of Washington.
Applications and required documents should be received 60 days before the start of the term. The following need to be included: completed application form; evidence of financial support; $50. non-refundable deposit; copy of valid passport information page; photograph; copy of high school diploma; $250.00 deposit if student wishes to reserve an on-campus residence hall room. If student is accepted for admission, an I-20 will be sent by express mail.