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.
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
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 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.
* Full-time, non-resident
Schools and Colleges / Academic Programs at Wayne State University
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
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
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
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
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
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.