English Language Institute
“It is our mission to provide English language instruction of the highest quality, in which people can learn to their full potential, develop a deeper understanding of the United States, and always receive courteous and knowledgeable service.”
Our English Language programs are developed for students of all levels, from beginning to advanced. We offer an excellent variety of classes, from general English, with structured skill-building and high-interest conversation, to rigorous academic preparation to English for specific purposes, like Business, Law, and Medicine.
The UC San Diego English Language Institute (ELI) offers courses throughout the year to students who are 18 years of age and older. Testing at the beginning of the program determines your class placement. UC San Diego English Language Institute (ELI) offers 12 levels of instruction. You will progress to the next core level when you meet specific language skills requirements. To see more information about the skills required to move on to the next core level, please click here.