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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.

Date: The application is open!  The deadline to apply is May 14, 2018.


Students in the English Language Institute may live in one of Yale's residential colleges with other summer students, and have a full residential program with a residential counselor, activities, and access to Yale's libraries and gym.  We offer trips to New York City to see Broadway plays, a baseball game, or take in the sites. There are trips to local attractions such as amusement parks, beaches, and shopping outlets.  There are also on-campus activities, such as Yale faculty lectures, sports, game nights, and much more!   Visit the Student Life page for more information on what it's like to live at Yale in the summer!

ELI Programs

Tip: Summer 2018 application is now open.


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Intensive English Program

This 6 week program is designed for students who want to improve their academic English language skills among a dynamic, diverse group of students. The Intensive English will help you develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate effectively in English.
 
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Postgraduate Seminar

The Postgraduate Seminar is for students who are attending or planning to attend graduate school in the U.S., or for mature students who want to study English in a serious academic setting. The program is designed to prepare you for the rigors of graduate school and polish your academic writing and speaking skills.
 
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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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