Samford University

The ELLI Program

Small Class Sizes

  • All ELLI classes have no more than 10 students in each class.  Our student-teacher ratio is small so that each student can have the personal attention he or she needs to maximize language learning.  

Excellent Instruction 

  • All our instructors have masters degrees, are professional, and are committed to our students on an academic and personal level.

Cultural Assistance

  • Samford University is committed to helping all its international students with their transition to the US.  We have several staff members who are committed to assisting you in all areas of your American life.  

Exceptional Academic Preparation

  • After completing Level 4 of the ELLI, students are prepared to begin undergraduate or graduate studies at Samford University.  If an applicant does not meet Samford's language requirement of a 90 of the iBT TOEFL (or equivalent test), completion of the ELLI program may serve as an alternative language requirement.