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English Language Institute

The UTPA English Language Institute (ELI) is the first stop for many international students as they prepare to enter UTPA. Whether you are just learning English or need to take a refresher course before beginning your university studies the ELI has a program designed for you.

The mission of the ELI is to provide English language instruction to students, professionals and other individuals whose first language is not English; to enhance ESL students' ability to participate successfully in an American cultural environment; and to academically prepare students whose goal is to pursue a degree at an American university.