Program Information

Welcome to the English Language Institute at Millersville University!

The English Language Institute (ELI) provides six levels of intensive English instruction designed to meet the academic needs of international students attending Millersville University. Classes are taught by dedicated, experienced instructors trained in English as a Second Language instruction and holding a master’s degree or higher. In addition to language and academic instruction, the ELI offers students many cultural events outside of class, such as trips to local and regional attractions in nearby locations like Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, and historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

The 16- and 10-week intensive English courses offered at the ELI are non-credit classes that act as a bridge for students to meet admissions requirements to enroll in one of the many programs offered at Millersville University – both at the undergraduate and graduate level. The ELI offers a tremendous advantage to students beginning their time of study in the U.S. Students can step into their academic program sooner, especially if achieving a high enough TOEFL or IELTS score has been a challenge. While attending the ELI, students may earn up to 15 credits toward their academic major through concurrent enrollment during levels 4, 5 and 6. Successful completion of ELI levels 4, 5 and 6, allows students to move directly into their academic major full-time and equips them to be successful throughout their academic career at Millersville University and beyond.

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