English Language Institute in China


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


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.

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 rating20 of 7172 of 26
Fund acquisition rating119 of 7183 of 26
Resource allocation rating118 of 7184 of 26
Asset utilization rating16 of 7171 of 26

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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
Temporarily restricted$311,885$363,893$434,542$440,471$468,751
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,260,384($234,168)$476,291$856,626$369,405
Revenues and expenses
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
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
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)

Response from ministry

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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.


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.