English Language Institute


The English Language Institute (ELI) is a special program at Pacific University, which is near Portland, Oregon.  The ELI has classes 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 and create a friendly and fun environment for learning. All ELI instructors have master’s degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or a related field.  They have also lived and taught in other countries, so it is easy for students to talk to them.

Key Facts about the ELI & Pacific University

Enrollment 3,855

Undergraduates 1,958

Graduates 1,897

Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1

Average Class Size 19

Located in Forest Grove, Oregon

Pacific Room & Meals

$13,892* (academic year)

Full-Time ESL Tuition

$10,320* (academic year)

ELI Academic Calendar

Students attend seven-week classes starting in August, October, January, and March with optional Summer and Winter classes.

*These prices are estimates. Actual costs may change.


Look here....

Why study at Pacific University’s ELI? The ELI Advantage
What do I need to apply? Application Information
I am ready to apply! Where do I go? Apply Now
Who are the ELI teachers? Faculty & Staff
I have a 500 TOEFL score, can I take undergraduate classes? Transition Program
How much does the ELI cost? Program Costs
Can I live on campus? Housing
When do classes start and end? ELI Calendar


Contact Us

English Language Institute Admissions
+1-503-352-1600 | eliadmissions@pacificu.edu

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