UPDATE: Summer 2024 Session 1 Classes Canceled.

Due to low enrollment our Summer Session1 classes will be canceled.
We look forward to seeing you again in Fall 2024!



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