50 Years of Teaching English as a Second Language

Since 1964, the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Pittsburgh has been teaching English as a second language (ESL) courses for international students who...

  • are planning to attend universities and colleges in North America
  • wish to improve their general ability in English
  • are already academically admitted to the University of Pittsburgh and need some additional development of their language skills

The ELI has a variety of programs, including:

HOUSING OPTION: Homestay with an American family! The ELI works with OvECS Ltd to offer long-term homestays in private homes in the Pittsburgh area.

Read about the ELI in the Spring 2005 edition of Pitt magazine.

For information in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish, please click on the appropriate link below.



University of Pittsburgh
English Language Institute
Parkvale Building, Room M13
200 Meyran Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA

phone: 412-624-5901


Revised 6/7/17

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