Join the Global Conversation Cafe to practice English (FREE!)
If interested, please send your full name to conv@umbc.edu. All are is welcome.


Welcome to the English Language Institute!

Learn English with us and enjoy:

  • Attending a top university in innovation to improve students’ educational experience
  • High quality teaching  UMBC has been ranked in the top 10 of national universities for undergraduate teaching
  • Special admission opportunities to UMBC undergraduate programs without a TOEFL score
  • Our Intensive English Program, Academic English Program, and other specialized academic programming
  • Well qualified instructors with TESOL background
  • Multiple start times including in January, March, May, August, or October
  • Close proximity to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City
  • Our free conversation partner program to practice your English with an English speaker
  • Free individual tutoring
  • Free access to the UMBC facilities and resources