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: 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 rating630 of 109681 of 142
Fund acquisition rating571 of 109879 of 143
Resource allocation rating669 of 109892 of 143
Asset utilization rating538 of 109666 of 142

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$121,844$100,753$520,788$32,742$48,343
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,547,176$4,449,917$3,309,974$1,063,879$232,721
Long-term investments($3,010,223)($1,424,459)($6,305)$159,003$92,446
Fixed assets$2,992,393$3,074,559$3,235,241$3,407,931$3,551,757
Other long-term assets$4,305,844$1,963,312$287,407$32,661$447,422
Total long-term assets$4,288,014$3,613,412$3,516,343$3,599,595$4,091,625
Total assets$10,835,190$8,063,329$6,826,317$4,663,474$4,324,346
Payables and accrued expenses$444,414$411,572$399,515$725,628$981,990
Other current liabilities$0$0$200,000$200,000$150,000
Total current liabilities$444,414$411,572$599,515$925,628$1,131,990
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$33,181$110,548$3,047,474$2,449,179$3,499,175
Total liabilities$477,595$522,120$3,646,989$3,374,807$4,631,165
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$6,371,598$5,320,168$1,311,562$976,782($670,712)
With donor restrictions$3,985,997$2,221,041$1,867,766$311,885$363,893
Net assets$10,357,595$7,541,209$3,179,328$1,288,667($306,819)
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$16,350,319$17,429,120$16,650,356$16,965,003$15,312,446
Program service revenue$2,454,833$1,941,140$1,470,127$1,910,389$2,366,023
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,247$3,056$1,699$1,321$781
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$2,459,080$1,944,196$1,471,826$1,911,710$2,366,804
Total revenue$18,809,399$19,373,316$18,122,182$18,876,713$17,679,250
Program services$11,710,794$11,570,833$13,864,414$15,242,113$15,730,576
Management and general$1,685,227$1,480,810$1,592,193$1,592,153$1,911,493
Total expenses$14,407,249$13,593,281$16,066,213$17,347,784$18,396,451
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$4,402,150$5,780,035$2,055,969$1,528,929($717,201)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,402,150$5,780,035$2,055,969$1,528,929($717,201)


Timothy DavisCEO/President$221,303
Collin Quigley Sr Director ofOperations and Mobilization$149,415
Cameron Butler Sr DirectorGlobal Support Services$131,755
Jonathan SmythSr. Director, Global Marketing$122,711
Brian BumannTreasurer/Director of Finance$97,268

Compensation data as of: 7/31/2022

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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.

Program accomplishments

More than 40 years teaching overseas.

More than 16,000 teachers sent.

Nearly 2 million students impacted. We Serve in

Cambodia, China, Iraq, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Mongolia, Morocco, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam