English Language Institute

ELI Courses

  • Students advance from one level to the next based on course performance.
  • ELI courses carry administrative credit and the 100- and 200-level courses count towards graduation from UH Hilo. ELI 103, 104, 203, and 204 also count toward Humanities and Language Arts graduation requirements.
  • The ELI does not offer beginning level courses.

Students studying

Intermediate Level

Course Course Title Credits
ELI 091 Listening & Speaking, Intermediate 4 credits
ELI 093 Academic Reading, Intermediate 4 credits
ELI 094 Academic Writing, Intermediate 4 credits

High-Intermediate Level

Course Course Title Credits
ELI 101 Academic Oral Communication 1 4 credits
ELI 103 Academic Reading Strategies 1 4 credits
ELI 104 Rhetorical Writing Styles 1 4 credits

Advanced Level

Course Course Title Credits
ELI 201 Academic Oral Communication 2 4 credits
ELI 203 Academic Reading Strategies 2 4 credits
ELI 204 Rhetorical Writing Styles 2 4 credits
Students working in teams
ESL Class

Electives

Course Course Title Credits
ESL 085 American English Pronunciation 2 credits
ESL 086 American Culture & Community 2 credits
ESL 087 American Culture Through Film 2 credits

Sample Schedule (High-Intermediate Level)

Individual schedules will vary.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
MATH 103
9:30-10:45
MATH 103
9:30-10:45
Reading
11:00-12:50
Reading
11:00-12:50
Listening & Speaking
1:00-2:50
Writing
12:30-2:20
Listening & Speaking
1:00-2:50
Writing
12:30-2:20
American English Pronunciation
5:00-5:50
American English Pronunciation
5:00-5:50
American Culture through Film
3:00-4:50