About the ELI

About the English Language Institute

‌The English Language Institute offers high quality English Language instruction to non-native speakers of English. The Institute is an integral part of Sacred Heart University, where our students can participate in campus activities and events as well as meeting other students.

The ESL instructors for all programs have earned their Masters Degree and have many years of quality experience in the field of Adult ESL instruction for academic purposes. 

‌These programs are designed for students who are 17 and older. All new students are required to take a placement test. We offer five 8-week semesters Fall 1 (September and October), Fall 2 (November and December), Spring 1 (January and February)  Spring 2 (March and April) and Summer (May and June). View the ESL academic calendar. International students can apply for their student visa when enrolled in the intensive full time program. 

Strict attendance policy is enforced. Students are expected to submit homework assignments, attend language lab and participate fully in class. Classes are small in size (10 to 15 students) in order to ensure a successful educative experience for all students. Individual tutoring and conversation partners are available to all full time students.

Our Mission
The mission of the Sacred Heart English Language Institute is 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.