18
Approximate Number of Countries represented in ELTI each semester
20
Classroom Contact Hours per Week
13
Average ELTI Class Size
6
Levels of Instruction
28,000
Approximate Number of UNC Charlotte Students
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Our ELTI Community

ELTI MISSION:

The English Language Training Institute, a unit of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Office of International Programs, prepares English language learners to be successful members of the U.S. academic community while promoting intercultural understanding and a global perspective.

Since 1978, the English Language Training Institute (ELTI) has served international students by providing quality English language instruction in a friendly academic environment. ELTI staff and instructors are committed to helping students transition into UNC Charlotte and other institutions of higher learning through its rigorous curriculum, student activities, and events.

ELTI at UNC CHARLOTTE:

• North Carolina’s Urban Research University
• Over 28,000 students
• 86 bachelor’s degree programs
• Over 140 graduate degree programs
• Small, interactive classrooms
• Welcoming, inclusive
• Six levels of English language learning
• Full UNC Charlotte student access
• Experienced, friendly instructors
• Learn more at www.uncc.edu

CHARLOTTE AND NORTH CAROLINA:

• Population: 2.3 million people in the metropolitan area
• Largest city in the state of North Carolina
• Second largest financial center in the United States
• Professional sports teams, museums, theater, music events, shopping
• International airport, light rail, public transportation
• Within driving distance of New York City, NY; Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; the Appalachian Mountains; and Atlantic Coast beaches
ESL Intensive English Program
All instructors hold Master Degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language or a closely related field.
New students are placed into one of six levels, beginning to advanced, based on assessments given during the New Student Orientation at the beginning of each semester.

CLASSES AND SCHEDULE

Three semesters per year; twenty classroom hours per week
• Fall (August-December) = 15 weeks
• Sprint (January-May) = 15 weeks
• Summer (May-August) = 10 weeks

Three classes per day
• Reading and Writing
• Academic Language
• Listening and Speaking

TUITION AND FEES*

Summer 2017 Fall 2017/Spring 2018
ELTI Tuition $4,225 $4,325
UNCC Student Fees $520 $1,067
Housing and Meals $3,800 - $5,000 $3,800 - $5,000
Books $200 - $275 $200 - $275
Health Insurance** $1,111 $1,111
*Costs are best estimates
**UNC Charlotte offers a student health insurance plan. Students can purchase a separate plan meeting UNC Charlotte’s specific requirements.
Student Services, Activities, and Events
ELTI students have full access to UNC Charlotte student services and facilities

STUDENT SERVICES

ELTI CONVERSATION PARTNER PROGRAM

ELTI has a dynamic group of university student and community volunteers who are scheduled for a few hours each day to serve as conversation partners and tutors for ELTI students during lunch and classroom breaks. Both students and volunteers are excited for opportunities to make connections outside the classroom.
The City of Charlotte

THE INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY TO THE SOUTH

With over two million residents, the Charlotte metropolitan area is located about midway between Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. Charlotte is a few hours from the beautiful North Carolina beaches and mountains, which offer day or weekend excursions.

• Charlotte-Douglas International Airport located 11 km (7 miles) from campus
• The 2nd business and finance center of the United States
• The 7th fastest growing city in the USA
• Light rail between Charlotte “Uptown” and UNC Charlotte (Spring 2018)
• Ranked #14 Best Big Cities for Jobs
• Top employment fields
- Banking: 52,605 jobs
- Health Care: 32,500 jobs
- Energy Engineering: 25,000 jobs
• Climate: warm summers and mild winters
- Summer average: 30 degrees Centigrade (87 F)
- Winter average: 0 degrees Centigrade (32 F)
• Freshwater lakes and rivers

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE, VISIT:

UNC Charlotte Academics
A comprehensive state university with approximately 28,000 students, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is located northeast of the city with a satellite facility in the modern “uptown” Charlotte hub. The beautiful campus and modern facilities with easy access to downtown Charlotte provide a pleasant, stimulating environment.

• More than 1,600 international students
• 86 bachelor’s programs, more than 140 graduate programs
• Fastest growing university in North Carolina
• UNC Charlotte is ranked in the Top 10 nationwide for technological inventions

English conditional admission for international students applying for undergraduate programs

Application Information
We look forward to welcoming you as a student at the ELTI. Refer to our website (elti.uncc.edu) for detailed information. The following list provides a summary of the application process.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

1. Complete the secure, online application
2. Pay the application fee: US $60
3. Pay the express mailing fee: US $80

SEND THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

1. Evidence of financial support (only if requesting an I-20 Form)
2. Copy of passport photo page
3. Student’s personal email address
4. The student’s complete address in the home country

Once the ELTI has received all of the information listed above, the admission documents and I-20 Form are quickly processed and sent to you, our future Niner Nation member!

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