English Language Institute

Mission Statement

The English Language Institute (ELI) at Central Michigan University provides English instruction to students who require language skills and strategies necessary for successful completion of academic classes and acclimation to university life in the U.S. Our faculty and staff work to help students become independent, critical thinkers who make beneficial contributions to their academic, social, and global communities.

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For more information about the English Language Institute at Central Michigan University, contact us at the address to the left or by contacting our director.

Jessica Harman | 324A Pearce Hall | (989) 774-2567 | Email Jessica Harman

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Central Michigan University English Language Institute IEP and Dual Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2018 through April 2023 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions.  CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S.  For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400.