English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) is a special program for students who want to improve their academic English language skills before they take university classes in the United States. Most ELI students who successfully complete the ELI program transfer to one of Pacific University’s undergraduate or graduate programs.

ELI classes are taught by instructors who care about their students' success. All ELI instructors have master’s degrees in TESOL/ESOL/ESL and have lived and taught in other countries.

The ELI student experience includes the following.

  • Happens in a safe and friendly place
  • Has supportive teachers
  • Offers small classes
  • Offers a lot of activities to experience US American culture

To learn more about the ELI program, click on the tabs to read about the program and contact us if you have any questions. Our application is here or you can contact us for more information.

For admissions questions please email intladmissions@pacificu.edu, or call 503-352-2218.