As the only intensive English language program in the metropolitan Detroit area, the English Language Institute (ELI) of Wayne State University (WSU) has specialized exclusively in teaching academic preparation skills, English communication, and cultural orientation to non-native speakers of English from all over the world for more than 40 years. Classes will be offered online for the Winter 2021 semester!
The ELI uses the newest language-teaching methodology and the most up-to-date audio, video, and computer technology available, including a remote-access language lab for students who take classes on campus. Our small classes and highly trained instructors make it possible for students to improve their English rapidly and effectively.
ELI students can enroll in online classes either full-time or part-time.
Direct path to the university
ELI graduates can be directly admitted to Wayne State University without taking standardized tests, such as TOEFL® or IELTS® . Students who pass all Level 5 classes at the ELI will meet the general English language proficiency requirement for admission to both undergraduate and graduate programs at Wayne State University.
We prepare English language learners from the global and local communities for academic study by providing comprehensive and intensive language instruction.
Meet our students
We are so proud of our Winter 2018 graduates: Zaki Al Dobaiki, Zainab, Alamad, Abulaziz Alenezi, Khalid Alqahtani, Farouq Alsarawi, Salem Altaleb, Reba Sahajadee, and Shanfei Yu. Good luck in the university guys!
- Workshops help non-native English speakers improve workplace communications
- ENG 5850 helps non-native English speakers improve their scholarly writing and prepare for publication
- ELI announces five-year accreditation
- Global Festival and Study Abroad Fair Sept. 20
- Merit scholarships for international students