English Language Institute
Joneel Russell, Interim Director
129A Patterson Hall
The English Language Institute is a program focused on helping students improve English language skills in order to participate in academic programs. The curriculum is for non-native speakers of English. After receiving recommendation from the ELI faculty, admissible students can matriculate directly into undergraduate studies at EWU. With the ELI faculty recommendation, students may also enter the Graduate Preparation Program or MBA Preparation Program as a step into graduate studies.
The ELI is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and agrees to uphold the NWCCU Standards for English Language Programs. The ELI is also a member of UCIEP, a consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs in the USA, EnglishUSA, the American Association of Intensive English Program and NASFA, National Association of International Educators