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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.

 
Academic Prep Course Session 1

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Academic Prep Course: Spring Session 1
Dates: January 15, 2024 to March 8, 2024
Description: Students focus on Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Listening and Speaking tasks are done through Student Presentations, Written responses to listening passages, and Listening Logs. Reading and Writing tasks will focus on the academic writing process--students will produce academic writing pieces, editing and critique, reading comprehension and synthesis using university-level texts from academic journals, readers, and literature. Students will be expected to spend approximately 2-3 hours per week on asynchronous work per week. (This is an estimate--instructors will check in with students to see if less or more time is needed to demonstrate the SLOs). 
2-3 hours per week estimated Session 1

 
 

Academic Prep Course Session 2

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Class Dates: 3/12/2024 - 5/3/2024

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Academic Prep Course: Spring Session 2

Dates: March 12, 2024 to May 3, 2024

Description: Students focus on Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Listening and Speaking tasks are done through Student Presentations, Written responses to listening passages, and Listening Logs. Reading and Writing tasks will focus on the academic writing process--studen
2-3 hours per week estimated Session 2

 
 

ELI Evening ESL Program
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Course Materials:  Certificate of Successful Completion and Invitation to 2 ELI activities through the semester.

Documents needed:  ELI Application (Step 1), Registration Receipt/Confirmation via Online and Learning Engagement, and Copy of passport OR copy of current status information.

 

For more information, please contact Valerie Heming, ELI Director, at vheming@ucmo.edu.

Class Dates: 2/12/2024 - 5/2/2024 Fee: $725.00

Each class meets face-to-face once per week for 1.5 hours and one time per week virtually for 30-40 mins.(individually)

 

ELI Newcomer Program - Warrensburg Campus
Item: 202402ELI11404 Instructor: 

Students develop listening and speaking skills in an academic setting. Focus on discussion, pronunciation, and vocabulary. Includes cultural activities, and academic advising.

This course includes:

8 contact hours per session

Class Dates: 3/13/2024 - 5/1/2024 Fee: $250.00

Schedule will be arranged after registration. Session 2

 

ESL Short-term Pre-Academic program

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Class Dates: 3/13/2024 - 4/11/2024

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This program is for students who are interested in learning about American culture and developing their English skills. It is designed for non-F-1 and non-J-1 visa holders. It is non-credit, with a focus on Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. UCM Proficiency Test preparation is also available. Registration for this link includes partial payment. A second payment will be due after arrival via My Central. 

 
 

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Class Dates: 4/1/2024 - 4/30/2024

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This program is for students who are interested in learning about American culture and developing their English skills. It is designed for non-F-1 and non-J-1 visa holders. It is non-credit, with a focus on Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Students also develop their grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation sub-skills. Academic Preparation class is also available, with observations of academic classes. Registration for this course includes partial payment. A second payment will be due after arrival via My Central. 

 
 

The Companion Proficiency Test
Item: 202401ELI 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 = below 32 points
  • Full Admission = 32 points or higher

 

• Graduate: 

  • IEP to degree = below 37 points
  • Full Admission = 37 points or higher 

 

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.
 

Academic Prep Course Session 1  Class already in session...
Item: 202401ELI100
Class Dates: 1/15/2024 - 3/8/2024
Academic Prep Course: Spring Session 1
Dates: January 15, 2024 to March 8, 2024
Description: Students focus on Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Listening and Speaking tasks are done through Student Presentations, Written responses to listening passages, and Listening Logs. Reading and Writing tasks will focus on the academic writing process--students will produce academic writing pieces, editing and critique, reading comprehension and synthesis using university-level texts from academic journals, readers, and literature. Students will be expected to spend approximately 2-3 hours per week on asynchronous work per week. (This is an estimate--instructors will check in with students to see if less or more time is needed to demonstrate the SLOs). 
Fee: $600.00
2-3 hours per week Session 1
 

UCM English Proficiency Test
Item: 202304ELI11501  
 

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.
 

UCM English Proficiency Test
Item: 202401ELI11501  
 

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.
 

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