ELI Online

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Are you planning to study at an American university?

Prepare for academic success with ELI Online!

ELI Online Program

Through 84 hours of live instruction, the teachers of the English Language Institute will guide you through hundreds of activities to prepare you for the language and academic requirements of university study. 

The following intensive English courses emphasize communicative proficiency—the ability to express yourself effectivelyso you can be confident that you will have the real-world skills to succeed:

Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking

You will work on your verbal skills, especially your ability to communicate successfully at university. In addition, you will practice the critical thinking skills that your academic studies will require.

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking

Learn to read, write, and research at the university level. In addition to gaining academic language skills, you will learn to think critically about what you are reading and writing, and to participate in discussions and collaborate with other students on team projects.

Public Speaking & Presentation

Become more confident organizing and delivering speeches and presentations. You will deliver three full presentations per session.

American Pronunciation

Practice listening for and producing the sounds of American English, including pronunciation, intonation ("melody"), stress patterns ("rhythm"), and other elements that fluent speakers use.

Conversation Partners

To practice the English that you're learning in the classroom, and to learn more about the University and American culture, you will be matched with a JSU student with whom you will meet regularly under the guidance of an ELI teacher.

Note: ELI Online is delivered via Canvas, Jacksonville State University's learning management system, and requires internet bandwidth sufficient to use videoconferencing.


Each of the seven weeks will use the following schedule, for a total of 84 hours of live instruction. The times shown are UTC.

Schedule - ELI Online


Session Session start Session end
2020 ELI Online - Fall 1 August 24, 2020 October 9, 2020
2020 ELI Online - Fall 2 * October 19, 2020 December 11, 2020
2021 ELI Online - Spring 1 January 12, 2021 February 26, 2021
2021 ELI Online - Spring 2 * March 15, 2021 May 7, 2021

* Includes a one-week break

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  One Session
Tuition $1,950
Fees $510

Note: The University reserves the right to change prices without notice.


To apply to ELI Online, first send information using the Request Information form. We will respond to you within 24 hours with the next step.

The teachers at the English Language Institute look forward to helping you change your world!

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The English Language Institute at Jacksonville State University is a member of EnglishUSA: the American Association of Intensive English Programs.

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