Offerings include:

Bridge Project Summer Institute for Freshmen, English Language Improvement Workshops, The English Conversation Program, SPEAK Testing, and more…

Find information under the About section of the website.

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Welcome to the English Language Institute at Mason

Mission Statement

The English Language Institute provides its students with quality instruction in English as a second language aimed at developing the language, academic skills, as well as the cultural awareness they need for their own academic and/or professional purposes. Additionally, they receive a wide variety of support services designed to facilitate their transition to life in and study in the United States.

To learn more about the ELI at Mason, visit our About section.

Teaching at the ELI

ELI instructional faculty are experienced, dedicated professionals with, minimally, master's degrees in linguistics, the teaching of English as a Second Language, or an equivalent field.  Find out more about the faculty qualifications in the Teaching section of the website.


The ELI Supports Mason

Support Services for Multilingual Students and Faculty is a program designed to give multilingual learners the help they need so that an individual's linguistic and cultural background does not hinder academic success at Mason.


Fall 2014

Beginning in fall 2014, the English Language Institute and the Center for International Student Access will join together with the company INTO University Partnerships to become INTO George Mason University.