The English Language Learner Institute
LEARN the English language skills you need to
GROW as a person in an environment that helps you
ACHIEVE your personal and academic goals in life.
Welcome to the The English Language Learner Institute (ELLI) at Samford University! Explore our webpage to learn about our program and how to apply.
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Come join us for our FREE Preview Day on December 4th!
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Why choose the ELLI?
SMALL CLASSES with fewer than 10 students give you the personal attention you need.
EXCELLENT INSTRUCTION from professional instructors makes learning fun and easy.
A SAFE AND FRIENDLY CAMPUS in the South of the United States makes you feel welcome and at home.
CULTURAL ASSISTANCE from a committed staff helps you adjust to all areas of your American Life.
WEEKLY CULTURAL ACTIVITIES help you understand American culture and how to enjoy your life in America.
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The ELLI is an English as a Second Language (ESL) program that is affiliated with Samford University, a small private university located in Birmingham, Alabama.