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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

U.S. Presidential election focus of International Seminar Series article thumbnailU.S. Presidential election focus of International Seminar SeriesThe Fall 2016 International Seminar Series will be “The U.S. Presidential Election: Global Implications and Comparative Perspectives." 
Criminal Justice Sciences students study abroad in Dubrovnik, Croatia article thumbnailCriminal Justice Sciences students study abroad in Dubrovnik, CroatiaA study abroad experience has the potential to be life-changing, and criminal justice sciences student Tony Crudup would agree with that statement. 
New dual degree with Nihon University in Japan article thumbnailNew dual degree with Nihon University in JapanA new Dual Degree Program between Illinois State University and Nihon University in Japan is giving two anthropology students the chance to combine culture with fieldwork.  
ISU orientation team to welcome, support new international students article thumbnailISU orientation team to welcome, support new international studentsInternational Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) has selected eight students to form the International Orientation Team who will help support and welcome new international students as they transition to campus. 
Kinesiology and Recreation students visit Russia article thumbnailKinesiology and Recreation students visit RussiaFour students and a faculty member from Illinois State University's School of Kinesiology and Recreation traveled to Russia for a 17-day, short-term study abroad experience. 

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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