The English Language Institute
The English Language Institute (ELI) is a sub-unit of the Department of World Languages and Cultures. ELI provides full-time instruction in English as a Second Language, American Sign Language, and cross cultural studies to international and American deaf and hard of hearing adults. Intensive study throughout the academic year (late August to mid-May) helps students become proficient in English in order to qualify for admission to Gallaudet or another university in the United States. This program also enhances their employment potential.