Concordia English Language Institute (ELI)

Start Date End Date

Fall 2 2015
(Seven-week session)

October 26, 2015 December 11, 2015
Thanksgiving Break November 26, 2015 November 27, 2015
Spring 1
(Seven-week session)
January 25, 2016 March 11, 2016
Spring 2
(Seven-week session)
March 21, 2016 May 6, 2016
Summer 1
(Six-week session)
May 23, 2016 July 1, 2016
Summer 2
(Six-week session)
July 5, 2016 August 12, 2016
Evaluation Week August 15, 2016 August 18, 2016


Concordia University has established the English Language Institute to help students who speak English as a second language. Serving primarily international students, the full-time intensive program offers students:

  • Small classes
  • 21 or more hours per week of English instruction
  • Experienced teachers with specialized training in teaching English as a second language
  • A focus on the practical use of English for academic purposes
  • Active learning opportunities in class and outside of class
  • Various start dates throughout the year
  • Assistance in understanding and adapting to a new culture

Key features of the program:

  • An alternative to the TOEFL or IELTS for showing English proficiency for admission to CUW
  • Preparation for transition to full-time academic study at CUW
  • Full-access to CUW’s wonderful facilities in a beautiful, friendly, and safe setting along the shores of Lake Michigan

The English Language Institute understands the transitions you will be making as you begin your adventure in the USA. Our goal is to help you feel at home while you are in the USA and to help you succeed in achieving your goals.