English Language Institute in China

Summary

English Language Institute in China ("ELIC") strives to provide qualified teams to teach "English as a Foreign Language" in various institutions in China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. ELIC is primarily funded through gifts from individuals, foundations and other organizations.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
1629 Blue Spruce Dr
Fort Collins, CO 80524-0524

Website: www.elic.org

Phone: (970) 530-3800

Email: webmail@elic.org


Organization details

EIN: 953551085

CEO/President: Mr. Tim Davis

Chairman: Mr. Phil Hubbard

Board size: 13

Founder:

Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 07/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Purpose

English Language Institute in China ("ELIC") strives to provide qualified teams to teach "English as a Foreign Language" in various institutions in China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanma. ELIC is primarily funded through gifts from individuals, foundations and other organizations.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

ELIC uses the following to express its mission:

ELIC exists to serve the people of Asia by providing English language teaching teams to educational institutions throughout the countries of China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.


Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating52 of 4301 of 23
Fund acquisition rating146 of 4304 of 23
Resource allocation rating126 of 4306 of 23
Asset utilization rating11 of 4301 of 23

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%5%6%7%7%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%4%5%6%6%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%81%79%80%77%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%4%5%6%6%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%19%21%20%23%2%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%86%86%86%85%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%102%98%100%100%97%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%88%84%86%84%82%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-2%2%0%0%3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-80%57%-27%5%28%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%10%9%9%10%10%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.324.693.954.103.162.40
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.535.704.294.163.852.82
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.5326.6916.9117.0512.196.77
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.100.490.740.590.870.97
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.102.051.361.681.151.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.06-0.47-0.25-0.48-0.15-0.05
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%89%83%93%70%77%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%53%51%52%41%40%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%2%4%2%9%10%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$284,313$648,679$210,224$637,513$952,064
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$500,639$493,571$622,346$714,796$537,533
Short-term investments$0$0$355,234$354,908$1,354,563
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$784,952$1,142,250$1,187,804$1,707,217$2,844,160
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,686,268$3,753,245$3,758,550$4,873,024$5,174,559
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,686,268$3,753,245$3,758,550$4,873,024$5,174,559
Total assets$4,471,220$4,895,495$4,946,354$6,580,241$8,018,719
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$1,067,753$869,222$1,247,178$910,103$1,263,822
Other current liabilities$542,913$679,263$752,084$1,055,797$1,664,644
Total current liabilities$1,610,666$1,548,485$1,999,262$1,965,900$2,928,466
Debt$2,384,263$2,490,384$2,577,687$2,668,832$3,245,872
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,384,263$2,490,384$2,577,687$2,668,832$3,245,872
Total liabilities$3,994,929$4,038,869$4,576,949$4,634,732$6,174,338
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$41,749$416,155($99,346)$1,172,342$1,199,511
Temporarily restricted$434,542$440,471$468,751$773,167$644,870
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$476,291$856,626$369,405$1,945,509$1,844,381
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$16,615,983$15,638,332$16,094,000$16,127,079$19,437,459
Program service revenue$3,336,724$3,425,404$3,745,759$4,434,070$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$615,797$743,309$318,134$351,657$318,598
Total other revenue$3,952,521$4,168,713$4,063,893$4,785,727$318,598
Total revenue$20,568,504$19,807,045$20,157,893$20,912,806$19,756,057
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$18,041,538$16,616,426$17,333,671$17,593,733$16,266,422
Management and general$2,107,772$1,760,284$1,800,892$2,024,951$1,847,376
Fundraising$799,529$943,114$1,123,286$1,192,994$1,130,291
Total expenses$20,948,839$19,319,824$20,257,849$20,811,678$19,244,089
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($380,335)$487,221($99,956)$101,128$511,968
Other changes in net assets$0$0($1,476,149)$0$0
Total change in net assets($380,335)$487,221($1,576,105)$101,128$511,968

Response from ministry

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History

ELIC traces its history to 1979, a few brief months after contact with the State Bureau of Foreign Experts was established and relations between China and the U.S. were normalized. In 1982, the first six ELIC teachers taught English in China. In 2002, over 1000 Christians served with ELIC in six different Asian countries providing English training for the summer throughout the academic year.

In 1985, ELIC introduced the China Summer Teaching Program, and the first 60 participants left North America their lives to the people of China.The China Summer Teaching Program has become a strategic component to the success of all ELIC Asia-based teaching programs. The Chinese government views this program as a key initiative: to bring the English language to young students through the training of Chinese school teachers. These teachers need on-going training to master the elements of the English language, and that's where the Summer Teaching Program comes in. This ELIC program provides intensive English training to the Chinese English teachers through a well-written curriculum. Once the Chinese teachers complete the summer course, they are officially certified to continue teaching English for four years.

ELIC began sending summer English teachers to China's northern neighbor in 1991, with a team of ten to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital city. This opportunity arose out of internal political changes within Mongolia which released the Mongolian people from Russian dominance and reliance on the Russian language. The Mongolian government turned to North America for assistance to help make English their primary second language. Since 1994, ELIC provided teachers each summer for the Mongolia Summer English Olympics, where 300 to 400 Mongolian university students were coached in a national competition of spoken English.

ELIC teachers have distinguished themselves in their personal and professional conduct to such an extent that Chinese and Mongolian officials have repeatedly requested increases in personnel and programs. Currently our China Summer Teaching Program is the only foreign program recognized across China for continuing education credit for Chinese teachers.


Program accomplishments

Asia education: Qualified English teachers for various host institutions of the Asian governments were provided. Other programs: Potential teacher candidates were educated and informed of the needs and opportunities in Asia for qualified English teachers.


Needs

English Language Institute in China offers well-designed programs for college students of all majors, professionals of all backgrounds, and early retirees. No foreign language is required. Minimal to no teaching experience is required.