As an English Language Institute student, you will have the opportunity to learn side-by-side with students from all over the world in a quality English language program staffed with expert instructors. You can expect to benefit from:

  • Small class sizes that allow more one-on-one interaction and class time with instructors
  • Affordable and competitive costs
  • Conditional acceptance to the college
  • Individual academic advising for students
  • TOEFL and IELTS preparation
  • Computer assisted instruction
  • Access to computing and library facilities
  • Extracurricular activities and participation in student life
  • Specialized classes based on future major or interest, such as English for academic purposes, business English and more
  • Friendly atmosphere and safe environment
  • Moderate climate
  • Assistance with visa process
Academic Calendar 2018-19
Fall 1, 2018
August 13 – 16 International Student Orientation
August 20 Classes begin
September 3 Labor Day Holiday (no class)
October 12 Classes end
Fall 2, 2018
October 22 Classes Begin
November 21-23 Thanksgiving break (no class)
December 14 Classes End
Spring 1, 2019
January 14 Classes Begin
January 21 Martin Luther King Day (no class)
February 18 Presidents’ Day (no class)
March 8 Classes End
March 11 – 15 Spring Break (no class)
Spring 2, 2019
March 18 Classes Begin
April 18 – 22 Easter break (no class)
May 10 Classes End
Partner Institutions

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and its partner institutions accept completion of English Language Institute in place of the TOEFL or IELTS and as proof of English proficiency. ELI students who successfully complete Level 7 are given a “Program Completion Diploma.” ELI will send official transcripts/program completion documents to SMWC and/or other partner institutions. Assistance in applying to universities is available free of charge to all ELI students.


  • Indiana State University