English Language Institute (ELI) - International Programs and Services

The ELI is a full-time, intensive English language program designed for non-native speakers of English.

The ELI is a great choice for any of the following students:

  • Students who just wish to study English, or
  • Students who wish to study English in preparation for degree studies at Ohlone College or a 4-year university, or
  • Students who have not taken the TOEFL exam, or who have taken the TOEFL, but do not yet have the required score to be directly admitted to Ohlone College

How to Apply

To apply to the Ohlone College ELI, simply complete the International Student Application process. Follow the instructions on the application checklist, no TOEFL score is required.

Conditional Admission

Students who are accepted as an ELI student may be given conditional admission to one of Ohlone College's degree programs.  The acceptance letter and Form I-20 will state the student has been conditionally admitted to their degree program of choice.

Dates and Costs

Term Start Date End Date Weeks of Instruction Tuition Cost (USD)*
Fall 2018 8/27/2018 12/14/2018 15 weeks $4,250
Fall Mid-Semester 2018 10/15/2018 12/14/2018 8 weeks $2,125
Spring 2019 1/21/2019 5/17/2019 15 weeks $4,250
Spring Mid-Semester 2019 3/25/2019 5/17/2018 8 weeks $2,125
Summer 2019 6/3/2019 8/8/2019 10 weeks $2,500

* Subject to Change. Listed cost does not include the following: $29 in Student Service Fees; $50 Application Fee; Health Insurance Fee. Books and class materials are also to be separately purchased by the student, at the start of each Term. 

Course Content and Activities

Students follow a core curriculum that covers all language skill areas: Composition, Grammar, Listening/Speaking, and Reading/Vocabulary. ELI core classes meet 18-22 hours per week (Monday-Friday). After the core classes, students can also enroll in conversation classes and self-directed learning labs.

Additional ELI Information (PDF, 2.4 MB)

An Institutional TOEFL test is given at the end of every session. This test is provided at no extra charge to Ohlone ELI students.

Contact Information

Name Contact
Bill Sharar
Director, International Programs & Services
Room 7343, Building 7, third floor, Fremont campus
Chanelle Trowbridge
ELI Program Assistant
Building 7, third floor, Fremont campus