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About ELI

The English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Bridgeport is a well-established intensive English as a Second Language program.

  • experienced teachers holding advanced degrees
  • a commitment to innovation and excellence in language instruction
  • small classes of 3-15 students

ELI students have access to all university resources and benefits. They benefit from being part of a global educational community in the United States.


  • We are located on the campus of the University of Bridgeport.
  • The city of Bridgeport is in the state of Connecticut on the east coast of the United States.

UB is Close to NYC, Boston and DC

  • New York City — one hour away by train.
  • The small cities and towns of Connecticut are a short train ride away.

Accreditation and Memberships

  • We are accredited through NECHE (New England Commission of Higher Education).
  • ELI is a member of EnglishUSA (American Association of Intensive English Programs).
  • Staff and faculty belong to the TESOL International Association.

International Admissions

Students who are conditionally accepted into University of Bridgeport academic programs may study at ELI first. Students in Advanced ELI can take academic classes at the same time. To learn more, see Bridge to College English Program.



  • Carlson Hall, Room 200
    126 Park Avenue
    Bridgeport, CT 06604

  • (203) 576-4860


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