English Language Institute

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"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.

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

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$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

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Contact US: ELI@MissouriState.edu


Levels Available: 5 (CEFR A1-C1)

Cost per hour of class: $33 

Special English Programs

Program Details Dates/Times Total Price

English Connections

Length: 4 weeks

Meets 3 days each week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

  • Summer Session, 2022: Jun 14 - July 21

9:00AM-10:40AM 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:

  • 2022: Aug 30 - Oct 13
  • 2022: Nov 1 - Dec 8
Cost per hour of class: $16.25

Teacher Training Programs

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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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