Since January 2005, we have offered an English as a Second Language (ESL) scholarship program through the English Language Institute. The Zions Bank-ELI Scholarship Program provides professional level English language training for speakers of other languages who are graduates of Salt Lake valley ESL programs and who are interested in enhancing their English language skills and employment opportunities. The scholarship was established to minimize costs for training in intermediate and advanced levels of English with an emphasis on language skills required for higher education, the workplace, professional occupations, and financial literacy.
Students receive a substantial scholarship (90% of the cost of the class), 14 weeks of instruction, and the opportunity to take the TOEFL exam for free. Prospective students must take and pass a placement exam before being accepted. The focus of the class is on college preparation, with an emphasis on reading, vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, and pronunciation practice. This is not a "survival", or beginning, English program.
How to qualify:
Interested individuals should contact the ELI staff to receive a placement test application to qualify for ELI non-credit classes, and for course dates and additional information.
For more information, call 801-581-4600 or submit your questions by using our online form.