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Located on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the English Language Institute was founded in 1947 and is one of the oldest intensive English programs in the United States.
The Institute offers small classes, 15 students maximum, 25 hours of instruction per week. There are five levels of study, beginning to advanced. Five eight-week courses per year are offered. Access to all campus services and resources is provided for all students.
The ELI program accommodates students from beginning to advanced language proficiency and is administered by a professional, experienced faculty. The ELI fosters cross-cultural awareness within the university and the community by offering ELI students opportunities for interaction with native English speakers both on and off campus. The English as a Second Language program is one of academic preparation with the goal of preparing students for admission to university degree programs. The program provides 25 hours of instruction per week, small classes, 15 maximum and experienced faculty with master's degrees.
Conversation Partner Program. The English Language Institute offers an optional conversation partner program at no additional cost. University students team with ELI students helping them practice their listening/speaking skills. These “cultural ambassadors” help ELI students become a part of the campus, the local community, and the United States. Conversation Partners meet regularly to talk, share a meal or a snack, play a game of chess, or attend a campus event. Groups meet during the class day, but often get-togethers are arranged in the evenings or on weekends. As friendships develop, partners enjoy going to movies, attending sports events, shopping, and participating in many other recreational and entertainment activities.
For eight-week course - $1,800