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English Language Institute Programs

Academic English Program

On-campus or online, our curriculum results in improved academic English skills and/or preparation to enroll in an American university. At the start of the semester, students are placed in one of four levels, after which their ELI Advisor will provide a schedule of classes for the 15-week semester. Level 4 students can apply to our Bridge Program for dual ELI-SU enrollment and earn university credits toward your degree. Upon successful completion of ELI Level 4, international students can use “ELI completion” to meet the SU English language requirement for SU undergraduate admission. Conditional Admission to a Salisbury University undergraduate degree programs is available for qualified students who enroll first in the Academic English program.

18 hour per week

Summer English Session

Our summer sessions focus on English language learning as well as cultural experiences. Participants study English and American culture in the mornings Monday-Friday as well as engage in campus activities, hear presentations by guest lecturers, and enjoy local and regional travel.


Online Oral English Program

Learn with us from anywhere in the world! This online-only class focuses on improving students’ English speaking and listening skills. Native-speaking instructors provide students with various communication experiences in English during which students learn about and discuss U.S. culture and current topics.

Two 1-hour classes either in the morning or in the evening. Remote lessons via Zoom.

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Custom Programs

If you or your organization are interested in a unique English language program and experience, we have experience creating and offering teacher cohort programs, undergraduate research-focused programming, and more.

Interested? Please contact Brian Stiegler at