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English Language Institute

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Welcome to the English Language Institute

Our mission at the English Language Institute (ELI) is to help students improve their academic and professional English skills quickly, through dynamic and interactive intensive instruction. We serve students from beginning to advanced levels of English language proficiency, and our classes are small and tailored to meet student needs. Full-time and part-time study options are available. Explore our site to learn more, and please contact us if you have any questions!

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Year-Round Intensive English Program 

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Conditional Admission

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Meet our Team

Kate Pope

Kate Pope

Director of English Language Institute

Priya Shah 

Priya Shah

Lead English Language Institute Instructor & Recruitment/Outreach Specialist

Simone Alexander

Simone Alexander

Graduate Assistant for the English Language Institute

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Couldn't find what you were looking for?

If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to contact our director Katherine Pope.

  • Email:
  • Phone: 630-637-5271
  • Fax: 630-637-5295
  • Skype: kate_pope_ncc
  • WeChat: kpope_ncc_eli
  • Street Address: Abe House, 48 East Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
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