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English Language Institute

What is the ELI?

The English Language Institute (ELI) at Texas A&M University-Commerce is a program for international students who do not meet the language proficiency score of the university they wish to attend.

In the ELI, international students:

  • Receive high quality instruction in the English Language
  • Gain the knowledge to pass the TOEFL or IELTS tests
  • Upon acceptance, can go straight into Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Learn how the world of U.S. education works and what is expected of students
  • Become immersed in American culture in an encouraging, non-stressful manner
  • Learn in smaller classes and receive closer attention from highly qualified instructors

Our program is one of the most reasonably priced in the United States. Upon graduation from the ELI Program, we offer conditional university admission.