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English Language Institute



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

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

Levels and Classes

Currently, the levels of the ELI program include: 

  • Intermediate 
  • Advanced


ELI students study grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary, and listening/speaking.  They attend classes each day, Monday through Friday, for a total of 20 hours of instruction per week. In addition, students should expect to have regular and frequent homework assignments.

New students take the ELI Placement Test during Orientation and their scores determine their initial class level.  Test scores and class grades are combined to generate a Final Course Grade.  A grade of 75% is required for promotion to the next level. At the end of each term, students take a proficiency exam to measure student progress. 

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

Contact Us

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

WhatsApp: +1.601.270.6322

LINE: southernmisseli

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