English Language Institute
at Seminole State College of Florida

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Tuition

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    College

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    English Language (ESL), English for Academic Purposes, Intensive English as a Second Language

  • Setting

    Suburban, Online

  • Accreditation and Certification

    SACS

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Improve your English Language Skills and Improve your Future!

The English Language Institute (ELI) at Seminole State College in sunny Florida provides affordable intensive instruction for students from all over the world who want to improve their English language skills to reach their academic, professional, or personal goals.

Students in the ELI program receive top-quality English classes from highly-trained instructors whose passion is teaching international students.  The ELI program offers a friendly academic environment where students’ needs come first. The program focuses on combining real-world learning and rich cultural experiences.

Why study English at Seminole State College?

For more than 20 years, the ELI program at Seminole State College has maintained a reputation for excellence in real-world, language-learning instruction. The success of our program is due to our unique combination of a strong academic curriculum and a friendly welcoming environment with small class sizes and personalized attention.

We offer:

  • 7 levels of English instruction from beginner to college preparation
  • Very low tuition
  • Core academic courses in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar
  • Elective courses on a variety of fun and useful topics
  • Educational class trips to state parks, museums, historic areas, local businesses, and more
  • Highly trained, friendly faculty experienced in teaching English at all levels
  • The latest materials, technology, and techniques
  • Personal academic advising with free tutoring and career guidance
  • Diverse student population representing countries from all over the world
  • Campus life including student clubs, intramural sports, cultural events, and more
  • Ideal location near Florida’s tourist attractions and beaches
  • Spectacular warm and sunny weather all year

Our Location

We are located in Seminole County, Central Florida, between the world-famous cities of Orlando and Daytona Beach. Seminole County is called “Florida’s Natural Choice” because of the beauty of the area and the many natural attractions, including state parks, natural springs, rivers, lakes, walking and biking trails, and daily opportunities to view Florida’s exciting wildlife.  We are also close to many of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast of the U.S. as well as the many tourist attractions in nearby Orlando. Seminole County is a great place to live and study!

Choose the Program that is right for you!

Full-time program for F-1 International Students

Our F-1 program follows the academic calendar of the college with three semesters each year.  International students can choose to enter the ELI program in any of our three semesters.

Fall (August-December)

  • 15-week term
  • 20 hours of class per week
  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday-Thursday
  • Tuition: $2,800

Spring (January-April)

  • 15-week term
  • 20 hours of class per week
  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday-Thursday
  • Tuition: $2,800

Summer (May-July)

  • 12-week term
  • 20 hours of class per week
  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday-Thursday
  • Tuition: $2,200

Non-F-1 Programs

Our non-F-1 programs are open to everyone and are very flexible with start dates every two weeks throughout the year.

Short-term Program for students in Seminole County

  • Open to tourists, other visa holders, and U.S. residents
  • Flexible program length from 2 weeks to a full semester
  • Start dates: 2 times each month
  • Schedule: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday-Thursday
  • Cost: 
    • 2 days/week = $80/week
    • 4 days/week = $160/week

Online Program for students anywhere in the world

  • Flexible program length from 2 weeks to a full semester
  • Start dates: 2 times each month
  • Live classes online via Zoom 
  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday-Thursday
  • 2 days/week = $80/week
  • 4 days/week = $160/week

Learn English and complete your university degree!

Students who graduate from the ELI program can transfer directly to the Seminole State degree program of their choice to earn a two-year associate’s degree, an associate’s pathway degree, or a 4-year bachelor’s degree. Seminole State College offers more than 130 associate’s degrees and seven bachelor’s degrees. Seminole State’s tuition is about half of the tuition to attend a state university, making it a very affordable choice.  Students who earn an associate in arts degree from Seminole State are guaranteed admission to one of the 12 four-year Florida state universities, including the University of Central Florida.  

Admission Requirements

Full-Term F-1 Program:

  • Minimum age: 16
  • F-1 visa required

Short-Term On-campus Program:

  • Minimum age: 16
  • Proof of visitor or resident status

Online Program:

  • Minimum age: 16
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Webcam and microphone

Admission Process:

Please see our website for detailed instructions on how to apply to the program of your choice.

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English Language Institute
at Seminole State College of Florida

English Language Institute
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford FL 32773-6199
P: 407.708.2120
English Programs
  • American Conversational English
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Professionals
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • IELTS in the USA
  • Intensive English as a Second Language
  • Intensive Language & Culture
  • Online Certificate Program
  • Pathway Program
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Research
  • Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • College Transfer
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Arts
  • Digital Recording Arts
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English Literature
  • Environment Development
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Exercise Science
  • Finance
  • Forensic Science
  • General Management
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Education
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Biology
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resource Management
  • Humanities-Prelaw
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Planning Studies
  • International Public Health
  • International Relations
  • Internships
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Liberal Arts
  • Liberal Arts & Humanities
  • Literature in English
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Marketing Research
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Music
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Pathway Program
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Special Needs/Learning Disabilities
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • STEM
  • Studio Art
  • Technology/Computers
  • Telecommunication and Media
  • Theatre
  • University Transfer
  • Video and Audio Production
Bachelor Degree
  • Business Information Systems
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering
  • Health and Wellness
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Human Nutrition
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Nursing
Certificate/Short Term
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • University Preparation
Summer
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
Online
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Intensive English as a Second Language