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Mission Statement

The English Language Institute faculty at Arkansas Tech University prepares English language learners with the skills necessary to develop academic proficiency to successfully meet the demands and expectations of the college classroom. The Institute provides an effective academic curriculum that enables student learning and allows students to reach their academic goals.

General Information

Arkansas Tech University is a great place to study and the English Language Institute at Tech has everything you need to prepare for success as a student. The university is located in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley. There are many opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and to interact and practice English with native speakers. The university offers many activities such as sports, recreation, clubs, music, plays, trips and cultural activities.

  • Our program promotes an excellent instructor-teacher ratio, typically ten to fifteen students per class.

  • The courses cover English writing, grammar, reading, listening and note taking, and speaking skills in conjunction with cultural awareness skills.

  • Students who follow our course curriculum and scholastic recommendations show rapid improvement in communicative English skills.

  • Computer based language learning is provided, and our new technology center offers the most up-to-date resources.

  • Conversation partners are available for one-on-one English practice.

  • The English Language Institute offers five 8-week sessions each year: two during the fall, two during the spring, and one in the summer. Each session includes complete courses in Grammar, Reading, Writing, and Listening/Note Taking. Each course is offered at five undergraduate levels and one graduate level.


  • Each student will take the institutional TOEFL test (ITP) as an entrance assessment, and be placed as indicated in the following table. No other test will be accepted for admission to ELI.
  • Arkansas Tech University is an authorized TOEFL IBT Test Center
Level 1 ITP Score of 333-353 undergraduate
Level 2 ITP Score of 357-383 undergraduate
Level 3 ITP Score of 387-417 undergraduate
Level 4 ITP Score of 420-447 undergraduate
Level 5 ITP Score of 450-497 undergraduate
Level 6 ITP Score of 500-547 graduate
  • Note:Graduate students who do not score 500 or above on the ITP, will begin in the undergraduate level associated with theirscore.
  • For more information, please contact Mr. Brent Hogan, Interim Coordinator, at bhogan@atu.edu.