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1901 E. South Campus Dr., #2202, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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English for Special Purposes
English Language Institute

Note: These courses are for groups of 8 students minimum (cohorts only)

English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses prepare students to enter specific colleges in an American University by teaching students the special vocabulary that goes with their subject. All participants have an opportunity to attend a university class in their field.

Graduate students who are focused entirely on their specific field of study benefit from this program the most, as well as professionals already working in the field.

The following are the ESP courses offered at the English Language Institute at the University of Utah.

  • English for Business – Participants focus on business vocabulary and topics. In addition, they visit successful local businesses and attend university business classes.
  • Medical Terminology – Medical students, interns, or doctors will have the opportunity to study vocabulary necessary to work in the medical field in the United States. Participants also have the opportunity to interact with medical professionals.
  • English for Engineering – ┬áDeveloped with the guidance of a professor from the department, students focus on vocabulary and topics that benefit them the most when entering the College of Engineering.
  • English for Social Work – Students planning to become social workers benefit from specific vocabulary and speakers that include those who have worked in the field for many years.

To request a proposal for a custom designed English for Special Purposes program, please complete the attached form (PDF) and send it to You will receive a proposal in approximately five business days.

For more information, call 801-585-7188, fax 801-585-9449 or submit your questions by using our online form.

Other Special Programs

ELI Special Programs Office

Alex Bond
Phone: 1-801-585-7188

Physical Address:

1901 E. South Campus Dr. (Annex)
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9359
Fax: 801-585-9449

Mailing Address:

1901 E. South Campus Dr.
Room #1215
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9359