English Language Training Institute

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Mission Statement: The English Language Training Institute, a unit of the University of North Carolina 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.

Welcome Message from the Director

Dear Visitor,

Greetings from the English Language Training Institute (ELTI) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The ELTI is the oldest and largest English language program in North Carolina and is centrally located on the beautiful University of North Carolina (UNC Charlotte) campus. Please review these web pages to help you decide if the ELTI program and curriculum are the appropriate choice for you.

The ELTI curriculum is intended for students preparing for undergraduate and graduate studies in the US and focuses on English language acquisition as well as understanding the expectations of the US academic system. ELTI students receive instruction from highly qualified and experienced instructors who hold master degrees in ESL instruction.

UNC Charlotte has over 100 fields of study in bachelor’s, master’s, doctorates, and certificate programs. Popular programs include Business, Information Technology, and a variety of STEM related fields, and offers English conditional admission for all undergraduate programs.

The city of Charlotte is located in the central area of the eastern US within close proximity to many major East Coast cities such as New York, Washington DC, and Atlanta. It is home to one of the ten busiest airports in the US as well as bus and train service, all of which provides easy access for travel during semester breaks or on long weekends. The city is also home to several professional sports teams and offers a thriving arts and entertainment scene.

I hope you find the material on this site informative and helpful and that you decide to join us at the UNC Charlotte ELTI. Our program is committed to providing quality English language instruction and comprehensive student services in a welcoming and friendly environment.


Sheryl D. Meyer, Director, ELTI     Sheryl D. Meyer

     Director, ELTI





Since 1978, the English Language Training Institute (ELTI) has been serving international students by providing quality English language instruction in a safe and friendly academic environment. ELTI is housed within the Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte and is a member of the Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP), whose purpose is to advance professional standards and quality instruction in US-based intensive English programs at universities and colleges, as well as English USA, an organization that provides support, standards, and advocacy for intensive English programs in the USA.

UNC Charlotte

Student Union PlazaA comprehensive state university with approximately 27,000 students, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is located in northeastern Charlotte. The beautiful campus and modern facilities with easy access to downtown Charlotte provide a pleasant, stimulating environment. The University offers about 90 fields of undergraduate instruction, as well as more than 60 graduate-level programs and several doctoral programs, in seven colleges: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arts & Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Computing & Informatics, and Health & Human Services. There are more than 1,500 international students at UNC, Charlotte representing over 100 countries. UNC Charlotte is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 
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City of Charlotte

Uptown Charlotte SkylineWith over one million residents, the Charlotte metropolitan area is located about midway between Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, DC, and also within a day's drive of the beautiful North Carolina beaches and mountains. Charlotte is considered the “International Gateway to the South." Its international and multicultural community promotes a rewarding academic and social environment both in the Charlotte community and on the UNC Charlotte campus. Recognized as a leading cultural capital, Charlotte continues to build on its reputation as a world class city through science, art and historical attractions. 
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