English Language Institute in China

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ELIC proudly recruits, trains, and sends hundreds of people each year to teach in long-term and short-term programs throughout Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Our long-standing partnerships with universities and governments around the globe open doors for us to make a deep and significant impact on students, colleagues, and neighbors. People come to ELIC from a variety of backgrounds including engineering, executive leadership, sales, medicine, and education. Our comprehensive training prepares new teachers to be world-class educators and helps veteran teachers as they transition overseas. Ongoing professional development opportunities include yearly conferences, graduate certificate programs, master's degrees, and Ph.D. options.

Contact information

Mailing address:
English Language Institute in China
1629 Blue Spruce Dr
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Website: www.elic.org

Phone: 800-366-3542

Email: teach@elic.org

Organization details

EIN: 953551085

CEO/President: Mr. Tim Davis

Chairman: Mr. Phil Hubbard

Board size: 13


Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 07/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


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.

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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating52 of 94010 of 106
Fund acquisition rating237 of 94233 of 106
Resource allocation rating214 of 94225 of 106
Asset utilization rating17 of 9404 of 106

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$122,745$516,448$500,639$493,571$622,346
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$355,234
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,314,936$838,243$784,952$1,142,250$1,187,804
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,419,645$3,570,267$3,686,268$3,753,245$3,758,550
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,419,645$3,570,267$3,686,268$3,753,245$3,758,550
Total assets$4,734,581$4,408,510$4,471,220$4,895,495$4,946,354
Payables and accrued expenses$825,018$1,993,503$1,067,753$869,222$1,247,178
Other current liabilities$375,221$301,417$542,913$679,263$752,084
Total current liabilities$1,200,239$2,294,920$1,610,666$1,548,485$1,999,262
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,273,958$2,347,758$2,384,263$2,490,384$2,577,687
Total liabilities$3,474,197$4,642,678$3,994,929$4,038,869$4,576,949
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$948,499($598,061)$41,749$416,155($99,346)
With donor restrictions$311,885$363,893$434,542$440,471$468,751
Net assets$1,260,384($234,168)$476,291$856,626$369,405
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Total contributions$17,591,472$16,528,323$16,615,983$15,638,332$16,094,000
Program service revenue$3,085,950$3,659,237$3,336,724$3,425,404$3,745,759
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$95,757$63,582$615,797$743,309$318,134
Total other revenue$3,181,707$3,722,819$3,952,521$4,168,713$4,063,893
Total revenue$20,773,179$20,251,142$20,568,504$19,807,045$20,157,893
Program services$17,027,192$18,423,015$18,041,538$16,616,426$17,333,671
Management and general$1,735,771$1,784,204$2,107,772$1,760,284$1,800,892
Total expenses$19,278,627$20,961,601$20,948,839$19,319,824$20,257,849
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Surplus (deficit)$1,494,552($710,459)($380,335)$487,221($99,956)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0($1,476,149)
Total change in net assets$1,494,552($710,459)($380,335)$487,221($1,576,105)


Timothy DavisCEO/President$217,625
Collin Quigley Sr Director ofOperations and Mobilization$137,020
Michael MalanTreasurer$106,463

Compensation data as of: 7/31/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/27/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


In 1981, ELIC began a formal partnership with the Chinese government to start sending teams of teachers to join the faculty at universities throughout China. Since then, ELIC has sent thousands of teachers to more than a dozen countries in East Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Throughout our 38 years, we have had the privilege of providing services to our government and institutional partners, including placement and management of English teachers, consulting, curriculum design and implementation, training, and refugee work. We are one of the most highly qualified educational companies in the world, with more than 160 of our staff holding advanced degrees. ELIC is excited about continued expansion into new cities and countries in the upcoming years as we establish unique partnerships and programs.

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.


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.