The English Language Institute offers many program options to students. We offer 5 different 8 weeks sessions throughout the year. We also offer students the ability to stay for multiple sessions. Students who need extensive ESL instruction can apply for a year-long I-20. To qualify for 1 year I-20 you must:
Classes are held 5 days a week for 4 hours each day. International students with an F-1 visa are required to attend all class meetings and every session while in the United States.
The English Language Institute (ELI) offers international students the opportunity to increase their English language proficiency and develop the skills needed for success in a college or university in the United States. The program is designed for students with a minimum of one year English language training at high school or college level. This class may not be appropriate for advanced ESL students or students with a TOEFL score greater than 500 paper-based or 46 IBT. Students must be at least 18 years old or meet our minor policy requirements. We offer and Institutional TOEFL test 3 times per year for students interested in gaining admission into MiraCosta College credit classes.