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Welcome to the English Language Institute

Illinois State University's English Language Institute (ELI) provides the best of two worlds: a small-town setting and a study program that meets your educational needs. We are located in Normal, Illinois, close to Chicago, Peoria, St. Louis, and Springfield. Our Intensive English Program (IEP) focuses on practical learning and the special needs of adult language learners.

News and Announcements

Study Abroad seeking ambassadors for 2016–2017 school year article thumbnailStudy Abroad seeking ambassadors for 2016–2017 school yearIllinois State University's Study Abroad office is now accepting applications for Study Abroad ambassadors for the 2016–2017 school year. 
CTLT, International Studies partner for “Working with International Students” workshop article thumbnailCTLT, International Studies partner for “Working with International Students” workshopThe Center for Teaching and Learning (CTLT) and the Office of International Studies and Programs will be co-hosting a workshop on “Working with International Students” on June 14 as part of the CTLT Summer Institute. 
Student receives national Hispanic honor society award article thumbnailStudent receives national Hispanic honor society awardRecent alumna Rita Hess received the prestigious Gabriela Mistral Award from Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. 
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures launches new Chile program article thumbnailLanguages, Literatures, and Cultures launches new Chile programThe Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures has established a new partnership with Pontificia Universidad de Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) in Valparaíso, Chile. 
Daniel Wienecke: Career connecting cultures article thumbnailDaniel Wienecke: Career connecting culturesFrom serving in Kazakhstan as a Peace Corps volunteer, to being a key decision-maker at a nonprofit in Colorado, Daniel Wienecke has seen the full spectrum of opportunity that comes from being an alum of the Stevenson Center. 

Contact ELI

English Language Institute
Illinois State University
Campus Box 6123
Normal, Illinois 61790-6123
USA
Phone: (309) 438-2072
Fax: (309) 438-3031
Email: ELI@IllinoisState.edu

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester Deadline: May 1
  • Spring Semester Deadline: October 1
  • Summer Semester Deadline: March 1

Learn more about our application process and semester dates.

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