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Intensive English Language Program

The English Language Institute (ELI) provides intensive, high-quality, non-credit instruction to non-native English Language speakers. The ELI is an academic unit of Florida State College at Jacksonville and is located at Downtown Campus. We help students gain proficiency in English as a second language and a better understanding of American culture. As the central focus of our mission — consistent with the College's mission to provide meaningful learning, excellent teaching and quality service — students will be provided an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment that is flexible yet goal-oriented.

This program serves non-degree seeking F-1 international students only. The ELI staff assists students who wish to apply for degree programs by providing them with quality English instruction and college admission advising. The ELI helps international students acquire the foundation in English that they need to enter and excel in degree programs at Florida State College at Jacksonville or other higher education institutions. This program includes 18 to 20 hours of instruction per week for 14 weeks, a dynamic and quality curriculum (grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking), and local cultural immersion activities. 

This program offers:

  • Spring and Fall semesters
  • Three levels of instruction: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
  • 18-20 hours of intensive instruction per week
  • Small class sizes of 5 to 16 students
  • Cultural experiences: Field trips, international club, and international college activities throughout the semesters
  • No application fees

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Admission Checklist and Application 

English Language Institute Overview

English Language Institute: Students