Warm greetings from the campus of Jacksonville State University!ELI Director Nick Cates

Are you looking for the best way to improve your English for university and career?

Consider the excellent teaching quality, location, and value of JSU's English Language Institute.

Excellent Teaching

Whether you join ELI On-Campus or ELI Online, our certified instructors lead ELI students learn through a wide variety of evidence-based methods and techniques, with the result that ELI students rapidly learn to understand, speak, read, and write American English at university level with confidence.

ELI is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and is a member of English USA: American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).

Excellent Location

ELI is located on a beautiful university campus only 90 minutes from the cities of Atlanta and Birmingham.

As a full member of JSU's "Gamecock Family", you will have thousands of opportunities to experience university student life—meeting people and expanding your English, academic, and cultural skills every day. See what our students say!

Excellent Value

For one semester (= two 7-week "sessions"):

  • ELI Online costs $3,600 for 168 hours of direct instruction ($1,800 for one session). This price includes tuition and all fees and materials. 
  • ELI On-Campus costs $8,040 for 308 hours of direct instruction ($4,300 for one session), and includes university housing, a meal plan, access to JSU events (cultural, entertainment, sports), weekly guided tours of nearby cities and attractions, and the many facilities (library, gym, theater), services (academic, health, career), and organizations of Jacksonville State University.

Are you ready to change your world?

Explore this website, take our free online placement test, visit our Facebook page, and if you want to learn more, please contact me directly at ncates@jsu.edu

I and the teachers of ELI look forward to serving you!

Nick Cates

Nicholas Cates, M.A. TESL
Director of the English Language Institute
101 Stone Center, Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265 USA