The English Language Institute is specifically designed to help non-native learners from all over the world gain a functional command of English in grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We provide a quality, intensive program for non-native speakers that meet the learning needs of our student population.
ELI’s mission is to provide an English as a Second Language (ESL) blended curriculum, which will prepare local and international students to achieve a TOEFL grade of 550 while developing the students culturally to be successful in an American university.
Our educational philosophy is to transform the classroom beyond a traditional learning environment by creating a unique, memorable, and personal experience for each student. In support of this philosophy, students will experience education in an environment that is “alive” with engagement and active learning.
The Intensive English Program (IEP) is designed as a non-credit to help non-native speakers around the world gain a functional command of English in grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
The Core Program is taught in 4 modules of listening/speaking, grammar, reading and writing. Students may register for as many sessions as they want and may add electives like Conversation or TOEFL prep.
The program has seven levels, catering to the beginning English speaker as well as advanced students. The summer program offers an intensive 10-week session packed with 16 weeks’ worth of material. Spring and fall classes meet Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1.20 p.m. and summer classes meet Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1.20 p.m.
On completion of this quality, intensive program, students can expect to use English successfully in the workplace and interact well with English speakers on a linguistic and cultural level. Students who are so inclined will also be able to have a successful academic experience in an American institution of higher learning or to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
In addition to our core program, we offer elective courses. These classes are offered weekday afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays. The focus is on such topics as conversation, TOEFL, and business English. Please consult our catalog for current listings: ppp.utep.edu
For many, speaking in a foreign language is the most challenging of all language skills in learning a foreign language. In this course, students will improve their conversational English Skills, including pronunciation and listening. Strong emphasis is placed on achieving confidence in the ability to speak English. The course focuses on vocabulary, presentations, and discussions of current affairs. Classes meet in the afternoon from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. or in the evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Department of Residence Life provides apartment-style residence halls with several floor plans, from cozy efficiencies to two- and four-bedroom units. There are also community spaces with room for studying, recreation, private mailboxes and administrative offices. All residence halls at UTEP are co-educational and ADA compliant rooms are available.