English Language Institute

ELI Class

Year-Round Intensive English Program

The intensive English program operates year-round. It serves students who are interested in studying English intensively (20 hours per week) and want to improve their English skills for academic or professional purposes.

ELI Class

Conditional Admission

Would you like to study in an undergraduate or graduate program at North Central? Do you need to study English before starting your degree program? If your answer is 'yes,' to these questions, click here to learn more.

The English Language Institute offers summer programming to fit the needs of different students, including an August Cultural Immersion Program and an 8-week intensive English session.

August Immersion Group Photo

Cultural Immersion Program

Learn more about the three-week August Cultural Immersion Program that serves students looking for an extended orientation before university study or an immersive, active summer language learning experience.

8-Week Intensive Program

In the 8-Week Intensive Summer Program, students study listening and speaking, reading and writing, and elective courses. Students study English for 20 hours a week and enjoy trips to Chicago and other local areas of interest.