Who We Are

The Rutgers English Language Institute (RELI) supports multilingual English language learners in all stages of their academic careers: pre-undergraduate, undergraduate, graduate, and professional.  We strive to create a community of university partners by fostering cross-cultural and cross-linguistic programming across Schools and Programs, contributing to Rutgers University‚Äôs efforts to become a truly global institution. 

To embody this mission, we intend to:

  • Provide instruction to develop academic discourse in English 
  • Support and promote linguistic diversity
  • Develop translingual and transcultural curricular initiatives
  • Create community of support and connection for students
  • Serve as a resource for creating culturally responsive classrooms and programs
  • Contribute to global initiatives and programming

Nicole Houser5

Director: Nicole Houser, Ph.D. (profile)
Tel: (848) 445-4311
Email: nicole.houser@rutgers.edu 

Prof Development

CREATING A CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM