The English Language Training Institute (ELTI) is open.

We are operating in a remote capacity in response to the directive from the UNC system and local authorities to stay home and maximize social distancing.

We are continuing to accept, and process for admission, all applications for upcoming semesters – Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. 

ELTI Summer 2020 Semester Classes

UNC Charlotte has made the decision that Summer 2020 semester courses will be taught remotely/online, and NOT face-to-face on campus.  Therefore ELTI courses will also be offered remotely for Summer 2020. 
So while we will not be able to physically welcome students to the UNC Charlotte campus, we will offer a limted number of online courses.  That way students can start their English langauage instruction from their home country. 
Please email us at elti@uncc.edu if you have questions.

Please see the following for more information:


The physical office in CHHS 267 is closed, as of March 19th, 2020.  All ELTI staff members are working remotely during normal business hours: Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM, and can be reached via email at elti@uncc.edu

Please do not hesitate to email us at elti@uncc.edu with your questions and concerns.

If you need a physical connection – for example, to sign your I-20 or get an updated document – please email  elti@uncc.edu to schedule an appointment with the Director.


Please click on the link in the red banner above to connect to the latest UNC Charlotte COVID-19 information.

 ⚠ CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION - Click here for more information

If you have specific questions related to ELTI, or your own personal situation, please do not hesitate to email us at elti@uncc.edu with your questions and concerns.

Please ensure you are monitoring your uncc.edu email, the ISSO information pages, and  UNC Charlotte’s Niner Notices. You can also see more information about the University's response to COVID-19 here

ELTI Fall 2020 Semester Classes

At this time, UNC Charlotte has made no plans to alter fall class programming.  Any changes or updates to this plan will be communicated to the ELTI community and posted here.  In the meantime, we recommend continuing to plan and act as if you will be here in Charlotte for on campus fall classes.

TRAVEL Out of, or Into, the U.S.

We strongly recommend against any travel out of the USA at this time.

At the current time, many airlines have reduced flight schedules, and many US Embassies are closed.  If you travel out of the USA, there is a strong possibility that you may not be able to return for the summer - and possibly the fall semester - if this situation is prolonged. 

Students should closely monitor their email in the upcoming weeks and months for any further updates from ELTI and UNCC.



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.

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