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Eastern Washington University: English Language Institute, Washington
English Language Institute
Eastern Washington University
350 Patterson
Cheney, Washington
99004-2429 U.S.A.

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English Language Institute at Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University:
A regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington

Eastern Washington University is a major component of the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region of the United States. The University's beautiful campus, along with ample opportunities for real-world learning, provide a classic yet unique college experience for more than 10,000 students. A focus on personal attention, faculty excellence and community collaboration allows Eastern to accomplish its mission for preparing students to succeed in a competitive job market, and immediately contribute to their career fields.

Eastern's International Education Office supports international students, scholars, and their families with a wide range of services which include academic, immigration, and financial advising. The office also coordinates social and cultural activities that assist international students' and scholars' adjustment to the University and the U.S., while promoting a culturally diverse learning environment.

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From Mary Brooks, Program Director of the English Language Institute:

We hope that you will soon choose to study at the English Language Institute at Eastern Washington University. The ELI is a community of committed teachers and students; it's well known for its high caliber of language instruction. In class, the active use of English is emphasized. Teachers are also available outside of class for advising and individual help. We prepare students to enter further academic studies and professional arenas. We invite you to join us!

Mary Brooks, Program Director of the English Language Institute

The English Language Institute at Eastern Washington University was one of the first three schools in the U.S. to be accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). In addition to membership in the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP), we are the only UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs) school in the state of Washington.

The ELI offers 5 levels Level 1 Novice
Level 2 High Novice
Level 3 Low Intermediate
Level 4 High Intermediate
Level 5 Advanced
Core Classes Conversation / Listening,
Reading / Writing / Grammar
Supplemental Classes Word Processing,
Navigating the Internet
Advanced Level Classes
University credit may be earned
with all of these classes.
Writing for Academic Purposes,
Reading for Academic Purposes,
Research Paper and University Seminar
Elective Classes Pronunciation Workshop,
Advanced Grammar

The English Language Institute collaborates with other departments on campus in order to support international students both linguistically and culturally. Here are just a few examples:

MBA (Master of Business Administration) Preparation for International Students: The English Skills Support (ESS) Program, run by the English Language Institute and College of Business and Public Administration, is designed for students who wish to improve their English language skills to gain admission to the MBA program at Eastern Washington University. It is a one-calendar year, intensive program focused on developing discussion skills and written communication skills equivalent to a 580 TOEFL score.

During the year, students complete the business foundation course work required to enter the MBA degree. After completing ESS, a student can then apply for admission to the MBA degree. Students in the ESS Program will complete the foundation courses in their first year, and if admitted to the MBA degree, will be able to complete their coursework in their second year. Altogether, this is a two calendar year program, that includes the foundation year and the MBA year.

Graduate Preparation Program: The purpose of the Graduate Preparation Program is to provide a bridge to academic and cultural life in the United States for students wishing to enter graduate programs at Eastern Washington University. With a combination of content courses and English language support courses, the students should be well prepared to be fully accepted into graduate studies. This Program is intended for a two quarter period.

Conditional Admission: English Language Institute students who are academically admissible to Eastern Washington University may enroll directly in undergraduate classes when they have successfully passed the English Language Institute requirements.

Many students enroll at Eastern Washington University as undergraduates after completing the Institute; a TOEFL score is not required for these students. Other students transfer to other universities in the United States or return to their home countries after improving their abilities in English. The English Language Institute Academic Advisor assists students in the process of enrolling at Eastern Washington University or other universities.

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Eastern Washington University

Academics at Eastern Washington University: The University focuses on career preparation with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Eastern Washington University offers nearly 200 fields of study and an exceptional learning environment that provides an opportunity for practical experience in your area of interest.

Eastern offers high-quality courses in today's most critical disciplines such as biotechnology, cyber security, forensic science, entrepreneurship, children's studies, dental hygiene and urban planning. In addition, Eastern is the only regional university in the state to offer a doctorate in physical therapy.

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Location: America's Inland Northwest: Eastern's campus is just 24 kilometers from Washington's second largest city, Spokane. However, Cheney is a matter of minutes from more than 20 lakes, beautiful mountains and the Turnbull National Wildlife refuge; all of which offer fishing, hiking, biking, boating, wildlife watching and more. This unique geographic positioning allows students the serenity to focus on their studies, the spirit of a small college town, the recreational opportunities of the Northwest and the invaluable internship opportunities and civic involvement offered by a major metropolitan area.

We look forward to welcoming you to Eastern Washington University! To learn more, review our academic programs, and select the ones that interest you. Then be sure to complete all fields on the inquiry form; we'll respond to you directly.