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Millersville University

English Language Institute (ELI) [Millersville, Pennsylvania]


  • Earn undergraduate academic credit through concurrent enrollment
  • Conditional admission available for qualified international students
  • Automatic matriculation to Millersville University after successful ELI completion
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • The English Language Institute (ELI) provides six levels of intensive English instruction designed to meet the academic needs of international students attending Millersville University. Full-time ELI students receive a minimum of 18 hours of English instruction and 4 hours of supervised language lab work per week, depending on the program. 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 several cultural events, outside of class activities and trips to local and regional attractions, such as nearby locations like Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore and historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1855
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA
      Enrollment : 20
      Average Class Size : 10-15
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Rural
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to the English Language Institute at Millersville University.
      The ELI Mission Statement and Goals reflect the values that guide everything we do each day. Our program offers excellent English language instruction from experienced, caring teachers, in a student-centered environment. We will prepare you to succeed at Millersville and to achieve your personal and professional goals.
      Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you in your transition while studying at an American university. You will feel at home during your studies with us.
      All ELI students enjoy the benefits of the campus facilities such as housing, recreation services and numerous student clubs and events.
      On behalf of everyone at the ELI, we look forward to welcoming you to Millersville!
      We look forward to receiving your application from!

      Patriece Campbell
      Director of Global Education
      Millersville University
    • Millersville University
      English Language Institute (ELI)

      Cumberland House, 2 South George Street
      Millersville, Pennsylvania  17551  U.S.A.
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • While attending the ELI, students have the option to live in on-campus dormitories or off-campus residences. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities, and other students – both American and international. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as soon as possible due to the limited amount of space available. The school may provide information about private off-campus apartments; however, it is the students’ responsibility to make their own arrangements.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Millersville University is located in historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The scenic, 250-acre campus has been named one of the safest college campuses in America by, and is just minutes from the active and historic downtown Lancaster. The campus is about an hour away from Baltimore and Philadelphia and about three hours away from Washington D.C. and New York City, making the location ideal for students who want to explore the East Coast and branch out into metropolitan life after graduation.
    • About the College/University
    • Millersville University offers a world-class education—one where students can make the most of their potential, both academically and socially. International students enjoy studying at Millersville University because of the small college feel, personalized attention and access to many points of interest in the northeastern United States. Millersville University has more than 100 undergraduate and more than 29 graduate programs to choose from, all on a very accessible and safe campus within a few hours of many major cities on the East Coast. Another benefit of studying at Millersville University is the English Language Institute (ELI) right on campus!

      Students who choose Millersville are able to benefit from the resources of a large university while enjoying the support of a caring, residential learning community. With more than 130 student clubs and organizations on campus, students are able to find their place within the University community easily. There are modern classrooms, training facilities and five new residence halls that encourage living and learning with peers.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students.
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program (IEP)

    • Overview
    • The ELI offers four core focus areas per level, which are: Academic Reading and Vocabulary Building, Academic Writing, Grammar, and Listening and Speaking. Through completion of these courses at each level, students will develop the skills needed to be successful readers of academic material with increased fluency and understanding. They will also develop the listening and speaking skills needed to be successful in the academic classroom and other diverse situations.
      In addition to core courses, the ELI offers specialized classes that students can choose based on interest. Possible elective courses include: American Literature, American Movies, Current Events, Pop Culture, Service Learning, Test Preparation, Creative Writing, Dramatic Speaking, Business Communication, Admissions 101 and much more. For elective courses, please review our course descriptions. Elective courses may be chosen based on availability; not every course is offered in all semesters and at all levels.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 -15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 10, 14 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Graduate
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Admission
      HOUSING: On-Campus Residence
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2021
      4 WEEKS:
      5/11 - 6/5

      5 WEEKS:
      6/8 - 7/107/13 - 8/14

      9 WEEKS:
      5/11 - 7/10

      14 WEEKS:
      8/20 - 12/13

    • Costs
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      10 - 14 WEEKS US$ 3,300
      10 -14 WEEKS N/A US$ 4,220 Contact School
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 50 (Harrisburg International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
  • Location
    • United States Millersville, Pennsylvania
    • Location
      Millersville University
      English Language Institute (ELI)

      Cumberland House, 2 South George Street Millersville, Pennsylvania  17551  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Harrisburg International Airport:
      ELI arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$50 and brings students directly to the University campus. Public shuttle buses are also available at the airport; they will arrive on-campus in approximately 1 hour.
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