The English Language Institute (ELI) is a part of the internationally renowned Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, located in Honolulu, Hawai`i.

The primary purpose of the ELI is to provide English instruction for students who have been admitted to the university and who do not speak English as a native language (predominantly, but not limited to, international and immigrant students), in order to facilitate their academic studies.

This website has information about the ELI in the following areas:

Information for students -- either current students in the ELI, or people who are interested in attending the University of Hawai`i and have English as a second language.

Information for teachers -- we have information for prospective teachers, as well as information and resources for current ELI teachers.

Information about research in the ELI -- guidelines and requirements for people interested in doing research involving the ELI or ELI students.

Information about observing ELI classes -- policies and guidelines for teachers and others who would like to observe ELI classes.

ESL Study at UH-Manoa

The ELI is only for students who have been admitted to the University. If you are looking for a program at UH-Manoa where you can focus just on studying ESL, see:

Hawai`i English Language Program (HELP)

New Intensive Courses in English (NICE)


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