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Wayne State University, Michigan
English Language Institute
Wayne State University
351 Manoogian Hall
Detroit, Michigan 48202

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Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan

We look forward to welcoming you to Wayne State University in Detroit!

Wayne State University is a comprehensive university, located in the heart of the University Cultural Center of Detroit, Michigan. There are 15 colleges and schools, with more than 350 major subject areas, 120 bachelors degree programs, 130 masters degree programs, and 60 different doctoral degree programs. In addition, Wayne State offers 30 different certificate, specialist and professional programs.


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Wayne State University, Michigan

The English Language Institute (ELI)

The English Language Institute at Wayne State University welcomes all students and professionals from all over the world, including those living in the Detroit metropolitan area. Most ELI students seek to enter academic courses at Wayne State University or other equally prestigious institutions, while others come to take advantage of our programs for business and professional reasons. Others come to learn about American life and the English language for personal enrichment. The ELI also offers custom-designed English language courses to meet the needs of area businesses and other organizations.

Established in 1974, the ELI program provides both intensive and non-intensive English programs at five levels of proficiency throughout the year. The ELI prepares students for academic study through instruction in five skills areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension, and grammar. The ELI encourages active language learning through small classes, qualified and experienced instructors, community activities, and the use of audio, video, and computer labs.

ELI Programs and Courses

Intensive Program: Students who enroll in the ELI Intensive Program may choose from a variety of courses and services, including:

  • From 12 to 24 hours per week of instruction at six levels of proficiency
  • TOEFL preparation
  • Timed essay and research paper instruction
  • Audio and computer-assisted language learning
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Graduate and undergraduate admissions available for qualified applicants

Non-Intensive Program: The ELI Non-Intensive Program offers afternoon and evening classes for students whose schedule is more limited or for those interested in more specialized training. Courses and services available include:

  • English proficiency assessment
  • Pronunciation training
  • Professional communication training
  • Audio, video and computer labs

ELI 8-Week Summer Session:

  • Small classes with highly experienced instructors
  • TOEFL preparation available
  • Business communication and academic preparation available
  • Computer-assisted language learning
  • University placement assistance available
  • Group rates available
  • Audio and computer laboratories
  • Athletic and recreational facilities
  • Safe, affordable, and convenient housing
  • Detroit Spring / Summer Events

English for Special Purposes: For organizations interested in English training, the ELI designs individualized and cost-effective programs that can be administered on site. The ELI will provide a free consultation, with no obligation, to ascertain your organization's communication and training needs. For more information, please contact us.

International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Testing and Training: To be awarded an assistantship at Wayne State University, Teaching Assistants whose native language is not English must achieve a minimum score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) or another similar exam administered by the ELI. The ITA Testing and Training Program prepares and evaluates students accordingly.

Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan

Costs and Financial Aid Semester
(15 weeks during
Fall, Winter or
Spring / Summer)
(8 weeks)
Tuition* $ 5,858 $ 3,003
Housing and Food** $ 3,600 $ 1,800
Books and Supplies $ 150 $ 145
Health Insurance $ 350 $ 177
Personal Expenses*** $ 720 $ 470
Total $ 10,678 $ 5,595

* Full-time, non-resident
** Based on single occupancy apartment. Students can minimize cost by sharing housing and living expenses.
*** Students on F-1 visas can work on campus to subsidize their personal expenses.
All expenses other than tuition and health insurance are estimates, and will vary according to the student. Fees are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact us by first selecting your academic preferences, and then complete the form. Be sure to ask about Wayne State University's Financial Aid and Scholarship Information, and the ELI Scholarship for Current ELI Students.

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Schools and Colleges / Academic Programs at Wayne State University

School of Business Administration: Accounting; Business Administration; Business Logistics; Finance; Information Systems and Manufacturing; Management; Marketing; Joint JD / MBA; Taxation

College of Education: Administrative and Organizational Studies; Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Theoretical / Behavioral Foundations; Teacher Education; Educational Leadership; Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; General Administration and Supervision; Instructional Technology; Health Education; Physical Education; Recreation and Park Services; Sports Administration; Art Education; Bilingual / Bicultural Education; Career and Technical Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Elementary Education; English Education; Foreign Language Education; Mathematics Education; Pre-School and Parent Education; Reading; Reading, Language and Literature; Science Education; Secondary Education; Social Studies Education (Secondary); Special Education; Counseling; Education Evaluation and Research; Educational Psychology; History and Philosophy of Education; Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion; School and Community Psychology

College of Engineering: Bioengineering; Chemical Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Environmental Auditing; Hazardous Materials Management on Public Lands; Hazardous Waste Control; Hazardous Waste Management; Materials Science and Engineering; Polymer Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Computer Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Electronics and Computer Control Systems; Engineering Management; Industrial Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; Operations Research; Mechanical Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Engineering Technology

College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts: Art; Art History; Communication; Dance; Design and Merchandising; Music; Orchestral Studies; Theatre

Graduate School: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies; Archival Administration; Developmental Disabilities; Gerontology; Infant Mental Health; Individual Interdisciplinary; Library and Information Science; Molecular and Cellular Toxicology

Law School: Corporate and Finance Law; Labor Law; Tax Law

College of Liberal Arts: African-American Studies; American Studies; Anthropology; Canadian Studies; Classics; Composition; Criminal Justice; Economics; English; Comparative Literature; Film Studies; History; Humanities; International Studies; Legal Studies; Linguistics; French; Italian; Spanish; German; Modern Languages; Near Eastern-Asian Studies; Philosophy; Political Science; Public Administration; Public Affairs; Religious Studies; Sociology; Women's Studies

College of Lifelong Learning: Community Education; Corporate Training; Distance Education; Interdisciplinary Studies

School of Medicine: Anatomy; Cell Biology; Anesthesiology; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biomedical Communications; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Sciences; Cancer Biology; Cellular and Clinical Neurobiology; Molecular Medicine and Genetics; Community Medicine; Continuing Medical Education; Dermatology and Syphilology; Diagnostic Radiology; Emergency Medicine; Family Medicine; Genetic Counseling; Immunology and Microbiology; Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences; Internal Medicine; Medical Communications; Medical Physics; Molecular Medicine and Genetics; Nanobiotechnology; Neurological Surgery; Neurology; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Ophthalmology; Orthopedic Surgery; Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; Pathology; Pediatrics; Pharmacology; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Physiology; Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences; Radiological Physics; Radiology, Diagnostic; Radiation Oncology; Surgery; Urology; Basic Medical Science; Medical Research; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Genetic Counseling; Physiology; Psychiatry; Radiological Physics; Medical Physics; Rehabilitation Sciences

College of Nursing: Adult Primary Care Nursing; Adult Acute Care Nursing; Neonatal Nurse Practitioner; Nursing; Nursing Education; Nursing, Parenting and Families; Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Transcultural Nursing

College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions: Anesthesia; Clinical Pharmacy; Health Systems Pharmacy Management; Clinical Laboratory Science; Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Physician Assistant Studies; Pharmaceutical Sciences

College of Science: Audiology; Speech-Language Pathology; Biological Sciences; Molecular Biotechnology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Geology; Applied Mathematics; Mathematical Statistics; Mathematics; Nutrition and Food Science; Physics; Psychology; Human Development

School of Social Work: Human Behavior and the Social Environment; Research; Welfare Policy and Services; Field Education; Social Work; Social Work Practice with Families and Couples

College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs: Chicano-Boricua Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies; Urban Studies; Workplace Issues; Geography and Urban Planning; Labor Studies; Labor and Urban Affairs; Dispute Resolution; Economic Development; Industrial Relations

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Wayne State University, Michigan

The International Community at Wayne State University: The English Language Institute works actively with the university's International Services Office and various community organizations and WSU student organizations to coordinate services for Wayne State's international community. The ELI offers its students a number of opportunities to enrich their learning experiences and to become more familiar with American culture and the American people. Several field trips, both educational and recreational, are arranged each semester. The ELI organizes and coordinates numerous activities with various agencies on the university campus, in the university Cultural Center, and throughout metro Detroit. These trips provide students with the opportunity to gather information and often hear experts speak on such topics as American history, education, art, and politics.

Living in and around Detroit: Wayne State University's 185-acre campus is footsteps away from some of Michigan's most acclaimed attractions such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Public Library, the International Institute, and the Fox Theatre. The Detroit River serves as a backdrop for events such as the annual Detroit Grand Prix auto race, the Gold Cup limited hydroplane race and the Montreux-Detroit International Jazz Festival. When looking for housing near Wayne State University, students will discover that Detroit is a cosmopolitan community of friendly residents that has something for everyone. The greater metropolitan area enjoys one of the most diverse mixtures of ethnic groups in the United States. This diversity is celebrated in many ways, including the International Freedom Festival. The event is hosted with Windsor, Ontario, Canada, which is just 15 minutes away from campus. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy many local professional teams as well as the opportunity to participate in warm and cold weather sports.

Michigan is well known for its varied weather, ever-changing seasons, and beautiful parks and forests. In the summer, Michigan residents enjoy fresh water lakes and forest trails. In the winter, outdoor activities include skiing, skating, and sledding. In addition, Wayne State students often enjoy weekend trips to Chicago, Toronto, and Niagara Falls.

Thank you for your interest in Wayne State University! To learn more, review all of our programs, and select your academic preferences. Be sure to complete all fields on the inquiry form, so International Admissions Counselors may contact you directly with appropriate information.