Courses

What Are My ELI Requirements?

All students who have English as their second language must clear the ELI. If you don’t, we have to place a hold on your registration, which means you won’t be able to register in future semesters. There are two ways to clear the ELI: 1) See if you meet any of the exemption criteria below. …

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ELI Courses

The ELI has two levels of courses in listening and speaking, reading, and writing. Although the lower level is called intermediate and the upper level is called advanced, students at both levels are actually quite advanced (an advanced level of English ability is necessary to be admitted to the university). The intermediate courses are followed by …

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Course Completion Policies

All ELI courses must be completed within the first year of study at the university. This is a university requirement. ELI Placement Test results will be available the day after you take the test. Results are posted on the ELI website (click on “Check Your ELI Test Results” on the toolbar), and are also posted …

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Hybrid & Online Courses

Some ELI courses are offered in a hybrid or online format, which allows students greater flexibility than a traditional face-to-face class. Read this page for more information about whether a hybrid or online course is right for you. If you take an online or hybrid ELI course, you will be required to sign a contact …

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Policies about Credit

Each ELI course is a 3-credit course for registration purposes. This is important when you consider how many courses to take to meet full-time status for visa purposes or for financial aid purposes (for example, if you were to take two ELI courses (6 credits) and two other 3-credit courses, you would have a total …

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FAQ

Where is the ELI? The ELI is part of the Department of Second Language Studies of the University Of Hawai’i at Manoa. The department is located on the 5th floor of Moore Hall on East-West Road. To locate us on campus, click here for a map of the building and nearby parking. This is what Moore …

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