The EAP is a six-level program based on the Council of Europe Common European Framework of References for Languages (2001). We offer classes to students who have intermediate to advanced English language ability. Our focus is on helping students enter and succeed in the American university life.
The EAP exists for students and professionals, age 18 and above. 97% of EAP students come from all over the world, usually on F-1 (student) visas. A few students are either U.S. citizens or residents.
All EAP students must be able to communicate (read, speak, listen and write) in basic English to study in the EAP (beginning January 2016). Basic English means that students
• can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases
• can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details
• can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help
*Students who are not able to read and write in English, from January 2016 on, will not be admitted into the program
long is the program?
The EAP runs on two 8-week sessions per semester. Students are placed in a level, from Intermediate A to Advanced B, and then study at that level for the session. The program can be completed within 1 to ½ year depending on the student initial level placement.
can I enter the IEP?
There are five entry points per year. Read the application form for specific details.
What level do students enter when they begin?
All new students are given placement tests when they arrive so we can place them into the most appropriate level.
The English for Academic Purposes program classes meet a total 20 hours per week during fall, spring, and summer sessions. EAP classes may be anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. In the past, most classes have been in the afternoon, but that is changing. Students
should be ready to attend any class time that is
assigned to them.
are the courses?
The EAP has
a. Reading and Writing: 8
b. Listening and Speaking:
6 hours a week.
c. Applying Grammar:
hours a week.
*Workshops, tutorials, and additional classes might be scheduled from 2:00-2:50pm during Spring and Summer semesters of 2016.
course. The homework is designed to help students practice developing skills as quickly as possible. You should be prepared to work on your homework a minimum of 3-4 hours every day! This will help you have a solid preparation for your future university courses.
there computer labs?
YES. The ELI has
two modern computer labs, each with 18-20 PCs, 38
total, with internet connections, digital
other resources are available?
have the following resources:
library - with many books for each level of reading
Acquisition Center (LAC) - which has a
pleasant lounge, and many
DVDs and CDs for students to check out and use.
Club. 1-2 hours a week outside of
TOEFL + IELTS
preparation course. This is an elective course that
studentsmay sign up for, and
pay extra for if they are interesed.
on first floor (free)
discussion groups. This is run by ISI, a local
group with a long-term
relationship with UTA/ELI.
UTA's shuttle bus (to shopping on
UTA's excellent activities center (optional
to Arlington's bus shuttle to the Dallas-Fort
weekday service to Dallas and Fort Worth)
can I get answers to my questions?
The friendly ELI office
staff will be happy to answer your questions. Visit them in Hammond Hall 402!