English Language Institute (ELI)

Hall Memorial Building, Room E-253
Web: eli.gallaudet.edu   Email:  eli.office@gallaudet.edu

English Language Institute (ELI) provides 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 provides a multicultural environment for ELI students to achieve academic, professional, and personal language goals.

For each semester, the ELI program offers seven levels of ESL classes: Developmental English is for students with emergent ESL skills. Level One is for students with low novice ESL skills, Level Two is for students with novice ESL skills, Level Three is for students with high novice ESL skills, Level Four is for students with low intermediate ESL skills, Level Five is for students with intermediate ESL skills, and Level Six is for students with high intermediate ESL skills.