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English Language Institute



The ELI curriculum is academic and intensive.  We are here to help students…

  • Increase their knowledge of English.  
  • Prepare for proficiency examinations. 
  • Discover the cultures of the United States. 
  • Enter an undergraduate or graduate degree program.

ELI students study grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary, and listening/speaking.  They attend classes each day with a minimum of 18 hours of instruction per week. In addition, students should expect to have regular and frequent homework assignments.

The iTEP, International Test of English Proficiency, is administered at the end of each term at no additional cost to currently-enrolled students.  A high score on this examination (4.0) will satisfy the English language proficiency requirement for admission to Southern Miss. 

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English Language Institute
201 International Center (IC)
118 College Dr. #5065
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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