The mission of the Gallaudet University’s English Language Institute (ELI) is to provide an intensive English as a Second Language program for American and international deaf and hard of hearing students. Bilingual instruction in both American Sign Language and written English, which is tied to the Gallaudet mission and is based on the latest research, provides a multicultural environment for ELI students to achieve academic, professional, and personal language goals.
The English Language Institute (ELI) is a sub-unit of the Department of World Languages and Cultures. ELI provides intensive instruction throughout the academic year and the summer to help students become proficient in English in order to qualify for admission to Gallaudet or another university in the United States. The location of Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. allows ELI students to learn English and ASL with the unique experience and opportunity only the capitol of the USA can offer.For more information, please visit: eli.gallaudet.edu