The ELI offers the Intensive English program five times each year: Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II and Summer.

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Each session is 8 weeks in duration, with full-time students attending classes for 18-20 hours per week. Most students will attend at least two 8-week sessions. Students on an F-1 visa must attend full-time.

Residents and U.S. citizens can attend the Intensive English Program on a part-time basis. Students attending part-time will pay a different rate than full-time students. Please contact eli@cofc.edu for a part-time student application. Please note that the part-time option is not available to students who are in the U.S. on an F-1 visa.

Upcoming sessions are listed below:

Spring I 2020January 6 – February 28, 2020Download
Spring II 2020March 9 – May 1, 2020Not yet available
Summer 2020June 8 – July 31, 2020Not yet available
Fall I 2020August 24 – October 16Not yet available
Fall II 2020October 26 – December 18Not yet available

Part-time students can choose from the following classes:

 Writing & Grammar (6 contact hours) $720/eight-week session
Listening & Speaking (6 contact hours)$720/eight-week session
Reading & Vocabulary (3 contact hours)$360/eight-week session
Novel Studies$360/eight-week session
Film Studies$360/eight-week session
TOEFL Prep$360/eight-week session

*Other fees may apply.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available. Tuition rates will vary.  Please contact the ELI for a schedule and an estimate.

Group Programs 

Group programs are available on a custom schedule. Please contact the ELI for more information on group programs, or visit our group programs webpage.

Summer Programs 

Look for our new summer program to launch in the summer of 2020. Our summer students are sure to experience that AHA! moment. Please contact the ELI for advanced information.