Courses

Conditional Admission for International students. If you meet the academic requirements for admission to UMBC but do not have the required TOEFL or IELTS score, you may apply to the ELI-Undergraduate Bridge Program. You will study at the ELI until you pass Level 5 (advanced). Then, you may begin your bachelor's degree program at UMBC. No TOEFL or IELTS score is required!


August 25, 2020 to October 15, 2020
October 19, 2020 to December 8, 2020
January 21, 2021 to March 12, 2021
March 18, 2021 to May 12, 2021
May 27, 2021 to July 23, 2021
This course is designed to help low advance English learners master the spoken fluency and listening comprehension as appropriate to an academic environment. Students will improve their skills in taking well organized lecture notes, comprehending a variety of listening texts, give presentations for different purposes, and discuss familiar and unfamiliar topics in formal and informal situations. The course includes practice in real UMBC academic settings. This course partially fulfills UMBC's conditional admission requirements.


August 27, 2020 to December 8, 2020, ONLINE
January 4-25, 2021, ONLINE
January 26, 2021 to May 12, 2021, ONLINE
June 1, 2021 to July 23, 2021, ONLINE
August 31, 2021 to December 13, 2021, ONLINE
This course is designed to prepare advanced students to write in English with university-level competence and accuracy. Students further develop their skills in the writing process, academic vocabulary, advanced grammatical structures, presentation and analysis of research topics, and narrative and persuasive writing. Students learn to write for specific audiences and purposes on a wide range of academic and non-academic topics. This course partially fulfills UMBC's conditional admission requirements. Successful completion of the objectives for this course will qualify students for ENGL 110.


August 27, 2020 to December 8, 2020, ONLINE
January 4-25, 2021, ONLINE
January 26, 2021 to May 12, 2021, ONLINE
June 1, 2021 to July 23, 2021, ONLINE
August 31, 2021 to December 13, 2021, ONLINE
This course is designed for students at the high-advanced level. Students develop and refine their own writing projects, while analyzing published materials in their disciplines and improving their understanding of their discipline's professional expectations and audiences. Texts may be scholarly papers, research proposals, a thesis, or a dissertation. Topics include discipline-specific norms, organization of argument, rhetorical styles, advanced grammatical structures, and strategies and resources for academic and professional writing. Students work individually with the instructor, in groups, and as peer reviewers for each other's work.


August 25, 2020 to October 15, 2020, ONLINE
October 19, 2020 to December 6, 2020, ONLINE
January 4-25, 2021, ONLINE
January 21, 2021 to March 12, 2021, ONLINE
March 18, 2021 to May 12, 2021, ONLINE
This extra-intensive 10-day course is designed for those who would like to have a career in a global environment. Students will not only learn how to create a winning resume, an appealing cover letter, successful interview skills, but also develop the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. The course is recommended for Intermediate- and advanced level English learners.


August 3-14, 2020, ONLINE
August 29, 2020 to October 31, 2020, ONLINE
January 4-8, 2021, ONLINE
January 30, 2021 to April 3, 2021, ONLINE
June 7, 2021 to July 8, 2021, ONLINE
August 2-13, 2021, ONLINE
This event is designed to bring ELI and UMBC volunteers students together for casual conversation and cultural exchange.


August 28, 2020 to October 9, 2020, ONLINE
October 23, 2020 to December 4, 2020, ONLINE
January 8-22, 2021, ONLINE
In this 6-day course, students will learn the complexity of culture and how it can impact communications when individuals from one culture interact with individuals from another. Using a constructed conversation format, the class focuses on the lessons where students will learn cross-cultural communication skills and how they can use those tips to achieve impactful, successful cross-cultural communications.


August 24, 2020 to September 4, 2020, ONLINE
September 12, 2020 to October 17, 2020, ONLINE
October 24, 2020 to December 5, 2020, ONLINE
January 4-8, 2021, ONLINE
January 30, 2021 to March 6, 2021, ONLINE
March 27, 2021 to May 1, 2021, ONLINE