ELI professor talking in front of class

ELI Calendar


Improve your English at North Central College

The North Central College English Language Institute (ELI) offers intensive English courses year round. The ELI has four start terms: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Fall, Winter, and Spring terms are each 10-weeks, and they follow the North Central College academic calendar.

Students are accepted to the ELI on a rolling basis - there are no official application deadlines. We recommend that ELI applications are sent at least eight weeks before the start of each term so students have enough time to complete the visa application process.

Winter 2017 Term


Classes Begin: January 3, 2017

Classes End: March 15, 2017

Professor talking in front of class

Spring 2017 Term


Classes Begin: March 27, 2017

Classes End: June 7, 2017

Students in English language institute class

Summer 2017 (8-week term)


Classes Begin: July 3, 2017

Classes End: August 25, 2017

Students and Professor looking at a book and notes