English Language Institute Completes Successful Pilot Program

As part of an initiative to supplement existing tutoring services at the University, the English Language Institute (ELI) completed a successful pilot for one-on-one tutoring services tailored to meet specific needs of international students and faculty.

The service offers weekly half-hour sessions for otherwise highly competent speakers of the language, who benefit from reinforcement exercises from TESOL-trained experts in areas where they require additional reinforcement. “The program provided by the English Language Institute has been a valuable resource for our scholars,” says Margaret E. Lane, assistant director of the Executive Education Program at the Maxwell School. “ELI was able to identify each student’s area of need and as a result, the students gained confidence academically.”