English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) offers language training and a comprehensive introduction to American and university life.


To provide quality English language instruction to all individuals who have chosen English as their medium of communication for academic or professional pursuits and to promote international and intercultural understanding


  • Online Intensive English Program - classes are taught online during live sessions (up to 20 contact hours). Students have access to their teachers during the sessions.
  • The ELI has taught approximately 25,000 students and professionals from more than 45 countries.
  • Top 5 countries represented: Colombia, China, Venezuela, Brazil, Saudi Arabia.
  • Student activities that augment classroom learning: Lectures, workshops and social events on FIU’s lively campuses, and field trips to attractions in cosmopolitan, multi-cultural Miami.


When students attend the ELI, they will join a student body that includes undergraduates, graduates, and working professionals from over 45 different countries.

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Whether beginner or advanced, students may choose from a variety of ELI programs which cater to their particular needs.

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