|About||The ELI is an intensive English language program providing instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) and orientation to US culture.|
|Mission||To provide excellent instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) and orientation in US culture to all students who are non-native speakers of English, to help them achieve their personal, academic and professional goals, while recognizing and addressing the students’ individualized educational need and cultural backgrounds.|
The English Language Institute offers quality intensive English language study to non-native speakers. With both full and part time programs available, the ELI at Sacred Heart is flexible to meet our student's needs.
The Institute is conveniently located on the beautiful campus of Sacred Heart University (SHU), only one hour from New York City and two and a half hours from Boston. Here, our students are a part of a vibrant campus and participate in campus activities and events.
We offer eight-week semesters with flexible enrollment schedules. With six levels of instruction, there is a place for everyone from the novice to the advanced learner. Our courses run Monday-Thursday between 9am-3pm and include courses in Speaking & Listening, Reading, Writing, and Grammar. Cultural outings each session help immerse our students in local art, activities, and lifestyle!
Our night classes are also available with 16 week sessions and 2 start dates throughout the year. Students in this program will complete 72 hours of instruction per course, and courses are Monday-Thursday from 7:15pm-9:45pm. Courses include Reading and Writing, Effective Communication Strategies, and a TOEFL Preparation Class.
We also have a teacher-led online program accessible from anywhere in the world! Students can complete the four program levels in 16 months. Students only need: access to a computer, internet access, a computer microphone for speaking activities, and computer speakers for listening activities.
Small class sizes and quality teachers, all with master's degrees and certifications in adult language instruction, ensure a successful learning experience. In fact, many of our students go on to undergraduate and graduate studies at Sacred Heart and beyond.
Our program is CEA accredited and currently accepting enrollment applications. Contact us for more information!
SHU is the second-largest Catholic university in New England and was the first in America to be led and staffed by
|Awards||CEA Accreditation, 2012|