English Language Institute

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Program Description

The program is offered in 7.5-week blocks (one-half semester) and has six levels of English proficiency. Students will take a placement test during orientation to determine the best level for them. No TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB test scores are needed to enter the ELI Program. Students may enter the ELI program at one of five times throughout the year (August, October, January, March, and May).

Classes meet Monday through Friday, providing students with a minimum of 21 contact hours per week with an ESL-certified instructor. Classes generally have 10-12 students which allows instructors flexibility to design lessons based on student needs and interests.

Classes include:
1.Reading & Vocabulary
2.Listening & Speaking
3.Writing & Grammar
5.TOEFL Preparation

Northern Michigan University also offers ELI Summer Program for international students. Starting in July for four weeks, this program introduces participants to American culture and society, education, and business/organizations while improving students' English language ability. Activities such as field trips around the Upper Peninsula or Michigan, 2 days in Chicago and service learning are included as well.


NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY offers an exceptional academic experience in a beautiful environment. We are located on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. NMU’s hometown of Marquette is an active and friendly city of 21,000 people.
▶▶ Top 30 public universities in the Midwest, ranked by U.S. News & World Report
▶▶ One of the 50 Safest Towns in America
▶▶ Friendliest Campus in Michigan
▶▶ Named a Best Community for Young People

What`s Included

For ELI Summer Program,
•Instructition: ESL instruction, All class materials, academic service learning, Seminars with NMU faculty, meetings with local business owners (Hospictality/ Tourism and Art & Design)
•Room : double occupancy in the NMU dormitories with three meals/day in the cafeteria
•Activity Fee :Cultural field trips, welcome picnic, closing ceremony, lodging in Chicago hostel for 3 nights, Sightseeing and transportation in Chicago, airport transfers from Chicago to Marquette, MI and back to Chicago at the end of the program
•Other :Health Insurance (does not provide 100% coverage)
For ELI program,
tuition and books, room and board, university fees, health insurance and pe

Program Locations

Marquette, United States

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Program Details

Northern Michigan University's English Language Institute (ELI)
  • United States: Marquette
3-6 months
School Term:
Throughout the year
$12,997 for one semester and $25,989 for two semesters ( a full academic year)/ $3,300 for ELI Summer Program

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