English Language Institute

Diverse group of ELI students in front Morris Center building


"English is great here!" - Eojin Kim, South Korea (2021)

Our Mission: Unlocking potential in English language learners and educators for academic, career, and leadership success. 

The English Language Institute is located in the center of the United States at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Explore the options below to find the English language training program that's right for you.


Intensive English Program

Program Details Dates Total Price for one 12-week term

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program

Length: 12 weeks

Meets 4 days each week: Monday - Thursday

Fall Term: September-December

Spring Term: January-April

Summer Term: May-August

More about Session Dates

$6,950 (includes tuition, fees, & textbooks)

Additional Expenses (estimate):

  • Housing & meals: $6,730 (students may choose to live off-campus)
Visa Requirements for foreign visitors:
  • F-1/J-1/J-2* Visa Required  for full-time study: Apply here
  • F-2/B-1 Visa or ESTA accepted for part-time study only: Apply here
US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Refugees, and other Immigrant Populations residing in Missouri:
  • Full-time or Part-time course of study available at a reduced cost: Apply here.

*For other visa  types, please inquire: ELI@MissouriState.edu

Hours: 20 hours per week; 215 hours total
Visitors apply here!
US residents apply here!
Student Goal: Prepare for university English Modality: In-person classes in Springfield, MO

Future terms:

  • Fall 9/18 to 12/13
  • Spring 1/16 to 4/12
  • Summer 5/13-8/3

More Program Information

Contact US: ELI@MissouriState.edu


Levels Available: 5 (CEFR A1-C1)

Cost per hour of class: $33 

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