The English Language Institute (ELI) offers its students a chance to learn and grow in their understanding of English, as well as the dynamic lifestyle and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Teachers challenge and encourage their students to succeed in a well-rounded academic program. Courses are also provided for professionals or residents seeking to continue their study of language and technology. Students from all over the world and within our own community can achieve their educational goals,  build lasting friendships, and take advantage of a truly international experience here at BELLEVUE COLLEGE.

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“The University Preparation program is fully accredited and certified by the U.S. Department of Education and NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities). This rigorous yet cost-effective program offers six levels of English language training that bring learners up to proficient levels in speaking, reading, writing, listening, and grammar. After successful completion of this program and proof of English proficiency, students can directly transfer into Bellevue College academic credit classes.” Learn more
LEAP – Learning English in Action Program. It’s a two quarter program** starting in fall quarter, 2018. The program emphasizes active learning through direct contact with the location and people of the Seattle-Bellevue area. Learn more…

The International Business Professions (IBP) program is a full-time, one year college-level professional development program. IBP is a great program for university students and working professionals to improve their overall English ability and business or other academic or career skills (computer software, public speaking, program management, and industry specific subjects). Learn more

This program offers classes in English to non-native speakers in the local community.  People from a variety of backgrounds choose to study in our Community Program:  Au Pairs, immigrants, L-2 visa holders, H-4 visa holders, permanent residents, and students on F-1 visas.  Each class has a short description but is unique from quarter to quarter.  The classes are designed to provide instruction in a particular skill (grammar, conversation, vocabulary, etc.) but students and teachers work together to shape the class to meet the needs, interests, and levels of the majority.  These classes are cost effective and meet only a few times a week for a few hours a day.  The majority of the classes are one quarter in duration (i.e. about 10 weeks.) Learn more…


The ELI promotes local and global citizenship by delivering high-quality English language instruction to prepare students for academic and professional success.”

English Language Institute   • Bellevue College • Room R130  • 3000 Landerholm Circle SE •  Bellevue, WA 98007-6484  •  Phone: (425) 564-2411 • E-mail: b.titus@bellevuecollege.edu