ELI Spotlight: Language Exchange

The Language Exchange program partners A&M students who are learning a language with ELI students who are native speakers in either Arabic or Chinese.

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ELI Prepares for Spelling Bee Featuring Aggie Wranglers

Next week, the English Language Institute (ELI) will help international students take the English skills they are learning in the classroom a step further by hosting a Spelling Bee. The Fourth Annual Spelling Bee is for all levels of learners and will take place in Rudder 301 on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:00 pm. The […]

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ELI Spotlight: Conversation Partners

If you make the climb up to the fourth floor of the Academic Building on any day of the week, you might be surprised by the constant conversation taking place in the hallway between students from America, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Korea. These students aren’t just friends; they’re conversation partners. Since 1974, the English Language […]

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Games-Based Learning: Q&A with ELI Lecturer Steve Carruthers

By: Valerie Hamilton English Language Institute (ELI) Lecturer Steve Carruthers recently traveled to Berlin, Germany, to attend the European Conference on Games-Based Learning. While teaching at ELI, Steve is also pursuing his PhD in Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University, where part of his research will focus on evaluating learning and achievement of learning outcomes […]

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Dr. Kathleen Clark Retiring

After 36 years at the English Language Institute, Dr. Kathleen Clark will be retiring from her position as director on January 31, 2015. In her three decades at ELI, Dr. Clark has influenced thousands of students from around the world. Dr. Clark started as a lecturer at ELI in 1979; before that she was a […]

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CANIETI in Mexico and ELI Partner for Pilot Program at Texas A&M

   This summer, the English Language Institute (ELI) supported Texas A&M University’s Engineering International Programs office in hosting fifty graduate degree seeking students sponsored by a Mexican initiative called CANIETI. This was a pilot partnership to prepare Mexican students to apply to graduate school in the United States, potentially to Texas A&M. CANIETI, the Mexican […]

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BSMP and ELI Help Brazilian Students Find a Home at Texas A&M

In an effort to widen the academic and research exchange between the U.S. and Brazil, the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) provides scholarships to Brazilian students for their study abroad in the United States. With joint sponsorship from two organizations, BSMP is working to grant 100,000 scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. BSMP is […]

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Former ELI Students Find Academic Success at Texas A&M and Beyond

Most ELIN majors (students who are enrolled only in ELI courses) apply to ELI and travel to the United States with the goal of being admitted to a particular academic program at Texas A&M University. They work to improve their English and to achieve the minimum English proficiency requirements to be admitted to undergraduate or […]

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SABIC Foundation Year Program

Written by Mike Downey, Lecturer/Assistant Director, English Language Institute Nearly 50 select college-bound students from Saudi Arabia have been learning English over the past three years at Texas A&M University through a unique program to help them adapt to life and college study in the United States. The nearly-$3 million effort through the English Language […]

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“Cairo writes.  Beirut prints.  Baghdad reads.” – Middle Eastern Saying

By: Caitlan Heasley, ELI Student Worker (Major – English, Minor – French) A few semesters ago, the English Language Institute at Texas A&M University (ELI) was privileged to have two students from Iraq come to study English. They are Ansam Talib and Ruaa Al-Mezrakchi. Ansam and Ruaa embody the meaning of this Middle Eastern saying […]

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