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The Yale ELI Experience

The Yale English Language Institute (ELI) nurtures and inspires growth in an international community of summer scholars that promotes Yale's tradition of academic excellence.  ELI students share ideas, interests, talents and cultures, thereby celebrating their unique contributions and learning from each other.

Our six and three week summer programs offer students the opportunity to come to Yale's historic campus and take courses to improve their English and to develop academic and cultural skills that will help them with their academic or professional careers.

ELI Programs

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Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program is designed for college students who want to improve their academic English language skills. The program will help you develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate more confidently in English writing and speaking, expand your vocabulary, and socialize and network with greater confidence.
 
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Postgraduate Seminar

Prepare for the rigors of graduate school and polish your academic writing and speaking skills in the Postgraduate Seminar. This program will help you develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate effectively in English in a graduate program.
 
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Law Seminar

The Law Seminar is designed for both future LLM students and current legal practitioners. Courses focus on giving you the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in an English-speaking legal environment, with specific focus on legal vocabulary, oral and written argumentation, public speaking, and the American legal system.
 
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Business Seminar

Develop your professional communication skills in English, enhance your cross-cultural interactions, and build your knowledge about current issues in global business. The Business Seminar will help you build fluency and accuracy in your Business English language skills, as well as increase your knowledge of international business topics.
 
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Teaching English as a Foreign Language Seminar

The TEFL Seminar is designed for English as a Foreign Language instructors who are interested in exploring American teaching methods. It offers practicing and aspiring teachers the the opportunity to develop their confidence in classroom English, learn new techniques for teaching, and learn about the attitudes, beliefs and values that are reflected in American communicative approaches to language instruction.
 
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University Preparation for International High School Students

This 3 week program is for international high school students with strong English skills who want to prepare for undergraduate study at an American university. Enjoy the opportunity to visit a variety of American university campuses in the northeastern part of the United States, while improving confidence with English, academic, and American cultural skills.
 
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