English Language Institute

2019 Summer PDPI Student Group Photo with Terry


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

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.

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English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program

Length: 8 weeks

Meets 4 days each week: Monday - Thursday

2021: Fall 2 Session
Oct 19 - Dec 15​​​​​​​

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(includes tuition, fees, & health insurance)

Additional Expenses:

  • Books: usually $100-200
  • Campus housing & meals: $2,241 (students may choose to live off-campus)

​​​​​​​Visa Requirements:

  • F-1 Visa Required

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Hours: 20 hours per week; 160 hours total
Apply by Sept 17, 2021
Student Goal: Prepare for university English Modality: In-person classes in Springfield, MO

Future sessions:

  • 2021: October 19-December 15

  • 2022: January 11-March 8

  • 2022: March 22-May 11

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Levels Available: 7 (CEFR A1-C1)

Cost per hour of class: $18.82
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English Connections

Length: 4 weeks

Meets 3 days each week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

2021: August 31 - September 30

11AM-12:40PM US CT


7:00PM-8:40PM US CT


(includes digital materials)


No Visa Required

Hours: 5 hours per week; 20 hours total
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Student Goal: Learn English for university, career/job, conversation, and travel. Modality: Online (live, synchronous)

Upcoming Sessions:

  • 2021: November 2 - December 9 
More Information Levels Available: 3
Cost per hour of class: $16.25
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Online CELTA Program

Length: 10 weeks
2021: August 17 - October 28

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(includes tuition, materials, & Cambridge Certificate)


No Visa Required for Online Program


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Modality​​​​​​​: Online
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Student Goals:

  • Earn the certificate TEFL/TESOL recruiters want to see in new hires
  • Get hands-on, practical learning experience


  • Online coursework & assignments
  • Required live,  synchronous sessions via Zoom on Tue & Thu from 6-9PM US CT

Upcoming Courses:

  • 2022: January 11 - March 31 
  • 2022: April 12 - June 24

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English for Academic Purposes at the English Language Institute

English language training in the United States to prepare you for academic and career success

Teacher Training Programs at the English Language Institute

Cambridge CELTA certification and customized teacher training programs.

Special Programs at the English Language Institute

English language training and cultural immersion programs for youth and adults.

Online ELI Programs

Online comprehensive programs to improve students' English competence from anywhere.


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