Intensive English Courses in Maryland, USA for international students

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The English Language Institute at Notre Dame of Maryland University:
Study English at a top university campus in the United States! Join one of our eight-week sessions at the English Language Institute at Notre Dame of Maryland University to greatly improve your English language skills. Located just 15 minutes north of Downtown Baltimore (on the beautiful East Coast), we provide 8-week, full-time & part-time intensive English programs for non-native English speakers and international students. Students at all levels take classes in speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, writing, and TOEFL preparation. The ELI offers multiple sessions year-round including Fall, Spring and Summer. Through campus events, fun social activities, and shared experiences, the ELI offers opportunities to enrich your English language learning within a truly global community.

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Notre Dame of Maryland University:

Photo of Intensive English Courses in Maryland, USA for international students• Established by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame of Maryland University has provided visionary and pragmatic educational programs since 1895.

• Located on a beautiful, 58-acre wooded campus in a residential neighborhood of Baltimore City (the largest city in Maryland), Notre Dame has almost 3,000 students enrolled in our degree and certificate programs.


Mission of The English Language Institute:
• Our mission is to give expression to the ideals of Notre Dame and the School Sisters of Notre Dame through an ethic of care and respect for each person, excellence in programming, and a variety of cross-cultural experiences that foster global community.

• We strive to ensure that all students of the ELI achieve their optimal potential in improving their English language skills for academic and career advancement.


SEVP Approved, I-20 issuing school:

• If you are not a U.S. citizen or legal resident, you must have an F-1 student Visa to study full-time at the ELI. 

• Notre Dame of Maryland University is a SEVIS-approved institution. Our English Language Institute issues the SEVIS Form I-20 (which enables a foreign national to get an F-1 student visa) once a student has been accepted into the program.

• If an F-1 student visa holder is interested in transferring to the ELI, please contact us for details of what steps to take.

Why Choose The English Language Institute to Study English in USA?

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  Intensive, Immersive English Language Education in the United States
English is used at all times in the classroom. Students range from high-beginning to advanced levels and are placed in levels according to placement test results from the first day of orientation.

  Professional & Experienced Faculty
The ELI's professional and nurturing faculty and staff take an interest in each student's well-being, in and out of the classroom. The ELI is proud of this personal touch which sets it apart from many larger programs.

•  Conversation Partners Program
International students are paired with native-English speaking students in the University for casual conversation. Student meet once a week to share their culture and form new friends.

•  Diverse International Student Population
Although our students come from all over the world, together they form a community that makes the ELI experience unique. In each session, 20-25 different countries are represented. The diversity makes English proficiency a necessity and motivates study and language acquisition.

•  Exciting Trips & Excursions

Each study session, the ELI organizes a field trip to a nearby city such as Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Annapolis (Maryland), New York City,  and others.

Intensive English Language (IEP) Program:

Photos of The English Language Institute at Notre Dame of Maryland UniversityDuration: 8 weeks, High Beginner to Advanced Levels 

• The ELI instructors utilize an effective combination of traditional and innovative methodologies to develop holistic communicative competence. Activities and assignments that require students to use the language authentically are an integral part of instruction.

• In all classes, students are expected to actively participate and are given home assignments to reinforce the lesson.

Modules / Units include:
• Listening & Speaking
• Vocabulary
• Pronunciation
• Grammar
• Reading & Discussion
• Writing

Further English Courses:
• TOEFL iBT Test Preparation Course
• Summer English Classes (full-time & part-time)

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Student Reviews / Testimonials:

Picture of Intensive English Courses in Maryland, USA for international students•  "I not only studied English, but I made international friends."
Ikuko, Japan 

•  "The ELI has the most effective course available to help improve my English. I recommend this school as the best English language institute in the east.."
Hong Joo, South Korea

•  "I will never forget the special atmosphere, the close friendships, and the feeling of belonging."
Isabelle, Belgium 

•  "I spent 6 months in ELI and it was a really good experience. I got to know wonderful people from all over the world which I still have contact with. The program is very well built to learn and/or improve your English.."
Mark, Switzerland

•  "..Now, after almost one year, I can say that my growth has been enormous. Neither my grammar nor my pronunciation is perfect, but at least I have lost the fear that earlier had kept me from the person I really was.."
Carlos, Colombia

•  "Buenos días. Llevo siete meses estudiando un programa de Inglés en Notre Dame of Maryland University, y puedo decir sólo cosas buenas. Los profesores son muy buenos educadores, y las clases en general, son muy dinámicas. Recomiendo esta Universidad 100% si estás interesado en mejorar tu inglés. Un saludo."
Elena, Spain

•  "Estudar no Instituto de Língua Inglesa  – the ELI tem sido uma maravilhosa oportunidade em minha vida!.. Essa tem sido uma imersão cultural a qual considero um presente de Deus!

Quero agradecer especialmente à Congregacão das Irmãs Escolares de Nossa Senhora e a todos os professores e funcionários deste Instituto. Agradeco por sua paciência, compreensão e sabedoria, os quais tem enriquecido minha vida."
Sister Mirian, Brazil

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Address: 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21210, USA
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