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ELI - Mission Statement

The ELI provides high quality English language courses and a smooth transition to U.S. culture for international students, professionals and other non-native speakers of English.


  • Improve both English language and study skills of students in preparation for study at an American college or university, or for personal or professional purposes
  • Acquaint students with the cultural knowledge and awareness necessary to transition from life and study in their home countries to life and study in the U.S.
  • Provide excellent student support and administrative services
  • Maintain the highest standards of English language instruction by employing and developing capable, dynamic and experienced faculty.
  • Foster an intellectual atmosphere where professional development is supported, appreciated and pursued by all faculty.
  • Enrich Salisbury University campus and faculty at large by encouraging multicultural communication and interaction
  • Advance Salisbury University's mission and vision by supporting a community-wide effort to promote an international, cross-cultural learning environment