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.

We are honored to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students. English is the business language of the world, and students from our classrooms use their skills to gain overseas jobs as well as earn positions of leadership in business, government, and virtually any other profession that they pursue. We are proud to connect ELIC teachers with future leaders where we serve.

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: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 953551085

CEO/President: Tim Davis

Chairman: Mr. Phil Hubbard

Board size: 13


Ruling year: 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 exists to place passionate English teachers in communities across Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating195 of 105024 of 139
Fund acquisition rating394 of 105156 of 139
Resource allocation rating471 of 105149 of 139
Asset utilization rating100 of 105017 of 139

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$520,788$32,742$48,343$299,900$316,079
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,309,974$1,063,879$232,721$485,634$870,222
Long-term investments($6,305)$159,003$92,446$90,354$126,184
Fixed assets$3,235,241$3,407,931$3,551,757$3,662,051$3,753,245
Other long-term assets$287,407$32,661$447,422$180,770$147,694
Total long-term assets$3,516,343$3,599,595$4,091,625$3,933,175$4,027,123
Total assets$6,826,317$4,663,474$4,324,346$4,418,809$4,897,345
Payables and accrued expenses$399,515$725,628$981,990$1,015,340$821,280
Other current liabilities$200,000$200,000$150,000$150,000$150,000
Total current liabilities$599,515$925,628$1,131,990$1,165,340$971,280
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$49,790
Total long-term liabilities$3,047,474$2,449,179$3,499,175$2,777,176$3,069,437
Total liabilities$3,646,989$3,374,807$4,631,165$3,942,516$4,040,717
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,311,562$976,782($670,712)$41,751$416,157
With donor restrictions$1,867,766$311,885$363,893$434,542$440,471
Net assets$3,179,328$1,288,667($306,819)$476,293$856,628
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$16,650,356$16,965,003$15,312,446$16,615,983$15,638,332
Program service revenue$1,470,127$1,910,389$2,366,023$1,857,006$1,982,127
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,699$1,321$781$1,190$2,713
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$1,471,826$1,911,710$2,366,804$1,858,196$1,984,840
Total revenue$18,122,182$18,876,713$17,679,250$18,474,179$17,623,172
Program services$13,864,414$15,242,113$15,730,576$15,640,125$14,527,815
Management and general$1,592,193$1,592,153$1,911,493$1,989,629$1,666,753
Total expenses$16,066,213$17,347,784$18,396,451$18,429,283$17,137,682
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$2,055,969$1,528,929($717,201)$44,896$485,490
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,055,969$1,528,929($717,201)$44,896$485,490


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

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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.

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