English Language Institute - ELI

Photo courtesy of HOU Chenlin (former ELI student)

 

Calendar

Winter 2018

January 10-11
January 15
January 16
March 3 - 11
May 5

New Student Orientation
Martin Luther King Day - No Classes
First Day of Classes
Spring Break - No Classes
Last Day of Classes
Summer 2018

May 17 - 18
May 21
May 28
July 4
July 13
August 11

New Student Orientation
First Day of Classes
Memorial Day - No Classes
Independence Day - No Classes
Last Day of 7.5 Week Session
Last day of 12 Week Session

Fall 2018

August 20 - 24
August 27
September 3
November 17 - 25
December 14

New Student Orientation
First Day of Classes
Labor Day - No Classes
Thanksgiving Break - No Classes
December 14 - Last Day of Classes

 

 

English Language Institute
 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the English Language Institute at Northern Michigan University is to provide
English as a Second Language instruction to non-native speakers of English for their future academic, professional, and personal goals. It is also our mission to provide service learning and other experiences to help internationalize the NMU campus and the Marquette community.

Vision Statement

The Vision of the English Language Institute is to offer international and domestic students the opportunities needed to learn the cultures and values of other people and to foster understanding and tolerance. 

 

ELI Program

The English Language Institute is designed to prepare international students for the English requirements of NMU's undergraduate and graduate programs. No TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB test scores are needed to enter the ELI program.

Students may enter the ELI program at one of three times throughout the year (August, January, and May).

Classes meet Monday through Friday, providing students with a minimum of 20 contact hours per week with an ESL-certified instructor. Classes generally have 10-12 students which allows instructors flexibility to design lessons based on student needs and interests. 

The ELI has five levels. Each level takes one semester (16 weeks) to complete.

Level 1 - Introduction

Level 2 - Pre-Intermediate

Level 3 - Intermediate

Level 4 - Pre-Advanced

Level 5 - Advanced

Classes include:

1. Reading & Vocabulary 

2. Listening & Speaking 

3. Writing & Grammar

4. Integrated Skills

5. Culture (levels 1-3)

6. TOEFL Preparation (levels 4-5)

 

Program Features

NMU's ELI Program provides students with extra language practice and cultural immersion at no additional cost:

  • Pronunciation Practice -- students meet with trained tutors in NMU's Speech Pathology & Audiology Department for sessions to improve pronunciation.
  • Service Learning - students are involved in the Marquette community to work with children, the elderly, or others in need.
  • W.I.N. Program (Wildcat International Neighbors)-- students are connected with a screened local family to meet with a few times a month.
  • Student Organizations/Clubs: ELI students have access to approximately 300 student clubs at NMU, including the Chinese Club, International Dancer's Club, Spanish Club, French Club, and All Nations Club.
Team Teaching on the beach ESL students hiking in the winter

About Northern Michigan University (NMU)

NMU has approximately 7,000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students, with over 100 international students currently studying at NMU. There are over 180 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to choose from.

NMU has free LTE Internet coverage over the entire city and surrounding areas for all students with a NMU laptop. All NMU's ELI students receive an NMU laptop when they arrive on campus.


About Our City

Marquette is safe, friendly city located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It was recently voted in the top 20 Safest College Towns in the United States.

 

For more information please contact:

English Language Institute
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855, USA

Telephone: 1+906.227.2925
E-Mail: esl@nmu.edu

 

 

 

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