A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Hall Memorial Building (HMB) E253
(202) 250-2606 (videophone) (202) 651-5721 (voice) (202) 448-6954 (fax)
Learning English at the ELI is intensive, interactive, and integrated in a rich cultural context. Full time students spend over 18 hours each week in classes, excluding optional classes and tutoring. Students are expected to be responsible for, and actively involved in, their learning. Subjects are taught in a global and coordinated fashion, with an emphasis on visual approaches to learning.
The English Language Institute has the following program priorities:
We strive to meet these priorities through the following means:
Our success rate is high, with a significant number of students completing the ELI program at its highest level and gaining admission to university study.
Acceptance into the ELI program is an opportunity for you to improve English skill, expand your academic knowledge, and have fun with new friends. The program is rigorous, and it is an exciting opportunity for those up to the challenge. Academic content is designed to teach English to domestic students and international students with a solid academic language foundation in their native language and formal schooling experience. However, some students struggle and become frustrated when content exceeds their academic foundation. These students require extensive tutoring, at the expense of assisting more qualified students. Accordingly, each student must demonstrate that he or she can make adequate progress and improvements within two semesters of enrollment. Students without demonstrated progress will be asked to withdraw from the program.
Progress Reports and CertificationEach student’s progress is being assessed throughout the semester. At the end of each semester, teachers provide a written report on the student’s progress and performance.
There are three types of certificates:
The performance criteria for each certificate are listed below.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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