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English Programs

English Programs

The English Language Institute (ELI) of the University of Houston-Downtown offers two English programs:


UHD’s Intensive English Program is a full-range English language-training program that accommodates the needs of international students and Houston community residents with academic objectives and basic language acquisition. 

Business English Program

Our Business English Program addresses the unique needs of companies interested in training their employees, and international professionals who need specific business English skills that will help them meet their professional goals.

Why Choose UHD’s ELI Programs?

  • Satisfied students: Our student surveys prove that our students are strongly satisfied with our English programs.
  • Diverse student body: UHD students come from all over the world, with a range of English speaking skills from beginner level to advanced English. Our programs help students achieve English language proficiency. Students also build long lasting relationships with other students from different countries and cultural backgrounds.
  • One-on-one attention: We keep classes small enough to ensure a fast-paced learning environment.
  • Low cost programs: Our programs provide a better value for money invested.
  • Warm learning environment: ELI’s programs not only help students improve their English but allow students to become more comfortable with their environment while having fun.
  • Specialized classes: Classes that focus on specific language issues are also available.
  • State-of-the-art laboratories: ELI students have daily access to three state-of-the-art laboratories. Teachers have access to the latest in teaching technology, which supports fast-paced instruction.
  • Added value: Students who complete their ELI program and advance to academic classes at UHD can petition for three academic credit hours when they have completed 12 academic hours.
  • Prime Location: Located on the northern end of Downtown Houston, UHD is just minutes away from the finest performing arts and exciting entertainment hotspots of the Theater District. Additionally, many business professionals appreciate our proximity to Houston’s oil, financial and medical industries.


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Last updated or reviewed on 2/25/15

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