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English Language Institute   

Welcome! The English Language Institute (ELI) offers academic and cultural programming for students at the University of Central Missouri. It is our goal to provide English language learners the skills they need to be successful in the university, their careers, or in specialized language programs.

The ELI is housed together with the Center for Global Education and the Study Abroad Program.

Our premier for credit program, the Intensive English Program (IEP), is CEA-accredited. The IEP offers nine levels, ranging from beginning to advanced. Please contact the English Language Institute at 660-543-8131 or iep@ucmo.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.

 
ELI Individual Tutorial: Communication Skills Course
Item: 202301ELI15002 Instructor: 
Class Dates: 3/6/2023 - 4/26/2023 Fee: $350.00

Class Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Online. 2 days per week arranged around your schedule and the instructor’s schedule: 1 hour each day.

 

Online Intensive English Program (OIEP) 1: Advanced Part 1
Item: 2023012 Instructor: 

The Online Intensive English Program (OIEP) features courses in reading, writing, communication skills, and grammar.

These are online, non-credit courses that can be counted towards UCM's English Proficiency Requirements. Students are given a placement test to determine level (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced). Courses are asynchronous and include regular, virtual meetings with the instructor. 

Students receive a certificate of completion and 4.2 Continuing Education Units. Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours per week per online class. 

These courses are not for F or J visa students. 

Class Dates: 3/13/2023 - 5/2/2023 Fee: $1,475.00

Class Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

 

Online Intensive English Program (OIEP) 2: Advanced Part 2
Item: 2023014 Instructor: 

The Online Intensive English Program (OIEP) features courses in reading, writing, communication skills, and grammar.

These are online, non-credit courses that can be counted towards UCM's English Proficiency Requirements. Students are given a placement test to determine level (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced). Courses are asynchronous and include regular, virtual meetings with the instructor. 

Students receive a certificate of completion and 4.2 Continuing Education Units. Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours per week per online class. 

These courses are not for F or J visa students

Class Dates: 3/13/2023 - 5/2/2023 Fee: $1,475.00

Class Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

 

Pre-Academic Intensive Program - Multi-skills
Item: 202302ELI40201  
 
This is a non-credit short-term program designed for the pre-academic level.  This program includes reading, writing, communication skills, and grammar sessions.  This course is not for F-1 or J-1 students.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $3,634.00
This program is scheduled from June 1 to July 26, 2023.
 

The Companion Proficiency Test
Item: 202301ELI 12001  
 

The Companion Proficiency Test assesses Writing and Speaking skills. A student who has applied to UCM may choose to take this test only if they have already submitted a language proficiency test score for the following tests: Duolingo and iTEP, but who have not yet reached the minimum subscore requirements. 

Important Information: This test may be taken by students prior to their arrival at UCM. UCM reserves the right to retest a student upon arrival if there is a difference in the level of English as compared to the Companion Proficiency Test results. The scores for this test may only be used for Admission to the University of Central Missouri.  If you are not sure if you are eligible to take the Companion Proficiency Test, please contact Valerie Heming at vheming@ucmo.edu

Scoring: Total: 41 points:

• Undergraduate: 

  • IEP to degree = Combined Minimum score of 24 or below
  • ELIPS = Combined Minimum Score of 25-33
  • Full Admission = Minimum Writing Score of 14/20 + Minimum Speaking Score of 16/21

 

• Graduate: 

  • IEP to degree = Combined Minimum Score of 28 or below
  • ELIPS = Combined Minimum Score of 29-37
  • Full Admission = Minimum Writing Score of 16/20 + Minimum Speaking score of 18/21 

 

Please contact Valerie Heming at vheming@ucmo.edu with any questions.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $65.00
This is a 45-minute examination and students may not leave the session. To schedule a date and time for your test, you must email the IEP office at iep@ucmo.edu. Tests will be viewed, proctored and recorded. Students must show a valid passport in order to take the test. Test results will typically be sent to students within 48 hours after the test. In case of technical difficulties, the Test Administrator will contact you with details and reschedule the test.
 

UCM English Proficiency Test
Item: 202301ELI11501  
 

UCM′s English Proficiency Test assesses Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills, with a focus on Vocabulary and Grammar subskills. A student who has applied to UCM may choose to take this test in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS.

Important Information: This test may be taken only one time by students prior to their arrival at UCM. UCM reserves the right to retest a student upon arrival if there is a suspicious difference in the level of English as compared to the UCM English Proficiency Test results. The scores for this test may only be used for Admission to the University of Central Missouri.

Scoring: Total: 120 points:

• Undergraduate: Conditional = 52 points and below; ELIPS = 53-60 points; Full Academic: = 61 points

• Graduate: Conditional = 60 points and below; ELIPS = 61-78 points; and Full Academic = 79 points.

  • Please contact Valerie Heming at vheming@ucmo.edu with any questions.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $151.00
This is a 90-minute examination and students may not leave the session. To schedule a date and time for your test, you must email IEP office at iep@ucmo.edu. Tests will be viewed, proctored and recorded. Students must show a valid passport in order to take the test. Test results will typically be sent to students within 48 hours after the test. In case of technical difficulties, the Test Administrator will contact you with details and reschedule the test.
 

ELI Individual Tutorial: Communication Skills Course
Item: 202301ELI15001 Instructor: 
Focus on listening, speaking,  vocabulary and pronunciation.
Class Dates: 1/9/2023 - 3/1/2023 Fee: $350.00

Class Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Online. 2 days per week arranged around your schedule and the instructor’s schedule: 1 hour each day.

 

Pre-Academic Intensive English Program - Int. Reading
Item: 202203ELI1301  
 
Intensive classes in reading, writing, communication skills, and grammar courses at the pre-academic level. These courses are non-credit. The duration of each course is 16 weeks.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $1,050.00
 

Pre-Academic Intensive English Program - Int. Writing
Item: 202301ELI1351  
 
Intensive classes in reading, writing, communication skills, and grammar courses at the pre-academic level. These courses are non-credit. The duration of each course is 16 weeks.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $1,050.00