English Language Institute at Seminole State College of Florida

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

Improve your English Language Skills and Improve your Future!

The English Language Institute (ELI) at Seminole State College in sunny Florida provides affordable intensive language instruction for students from all over the world who want to improve their English 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 only a few miles away in Orlando, 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.

Contact English Language Institute at Seminole State College of Florida Now

Tuition

$1,000—$5,000 Semester

Fast facts

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Affiliation

Public

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Top Programs

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

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Type of School

College



  • School Size

    Medium
  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed
  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes
  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes
  • Setting

    Suburban, Online
  • Accreditation and Certification

    SACS
  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

Sanford FL
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100 Weldon Boulevard Sanford, FL

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