Our Mission

We are an academic community committed to providing students the necessary tools for admission to a university degree program.  Skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English are critical to a successful entrance into the university. A student who enters the ELI in the Basic level can reach proficiency in 3 semesters/12 months.

Our curriculum is designed to develop communicative competence in writing and speaking – an emphasis reflected in the ELI Proficiency Battery.  Students can enter an undergraduate degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi without having to take the TOEFL upon achieving a high rating on the ELI Proficiency Battery.