2016-2017 Samford University Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2016-2017 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Language Learner Institute (ELLI)


Sandi Prater, Director of English Language Learner Institute (ELLI), ESL Educator
Susan Blazer, Assistant Director of ELLI, ESL Educator

Noncredit Program Overview

The English Language Learning Institute (ELLI) at Samford University offers a concentrated English language non-degree curriculum designed to help non-native English speakers develop the English skills needed to achieve success in U.S. academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ELLI program includes four levels of classes in each of the four language skills: Grammar, Listening/Speaking, Reading, and Writing. The ELLI program prepares students to matriculate into Samford University undergraduate and graduate programs.

  1. The ESL Academic Track allows international students to develop their academic English skills in order to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at Samford. Students study English full-time.
  2. Our ESL Only Track allows students the opportunity to study in an intensive English environment for academic purposes, in order to pursue further studies at any U.S. institution.

ESL Web Site

For more information about the English Language Learning Institute, visit the following Web site, www.samford.edu/elli.


NOTE: ESL=English as a Second Language





      ESL - Grammar CoursesESL - Listening & Speaking CoursesESL - Reading CoursesESL - Writing CoursesESL - ElectivesESL - Graduates