ELI Student Testimonials

 

What are students saying about the ELI?

Chilean Student

“Being a student at the ELI has been a completely amazing experience…most of all it’s the course, the program. “

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Palestinian Student

“International Coffee Hour gives me the chance to meet with many students, different cultures, from the United States and all over the world.”

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Turkish Student

“If you are interested in any kind of sports, The University of Alabama is a great place for you. I am very proud of our football team.”

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Brazilian Student

“I am totally in love with the UA campus and the teachers at the ELI. They are so kind and helpful.”

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Venezuelan Student

“One of the things I most like about the ELI is that they have many activities every week.”

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Japanese Student

“I love ELI activities. We are going to Montgomery, Birmingham, Atlanta.”

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Yemeni Student

“My English has improved since I came to the ELI.”

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Yemeni Student

Abduljabar speaks in Arabic about the ELI.

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Argentine Student

“There are lots of interesting things to do in the ELI.”

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Argentine Student

Laureano speaks in Spanish about the ELI.

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Indian Student

“If you want to improve your academic writing and speaking skill, ELI is the best place.”

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Indian Student

Shradha speaks in Hindi about the ELI.

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South Korean Student

“You can make global friends in Culturally Speaking class.”

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South Korean Student

Minji speaks in Korean about the ELI.

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Brazilian Students

Students from the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) speak about the ELI and The University of Alabama.

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Turkish Student

Oguzhan speaks in Turkish about the ELI and UA.

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Venezuelan Student

“If you want to come her to improve your English, ELI is the perfect program to do that.”

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Jordanian Student

“I studied intensive English courses for approximately two months, and it was an excellent experience. I am now using English more confidently with my job and social life. I recommend The University of Alabama’s English Language Institute to anyone who really wants to improve international relationships or to improve conversational English language skills. One more thing, Roll Tide!”

Muath from Jordan

Thai Student

“During my time in ELI, I was immersed in different aspects of American culture through various activities, on- and off-campus. After graduating from ELI, I felt more confident to communicate in English, and I was able to get a high TOEFL score and university admission.”

Yupawadee from Thailand

Chinese Student

An ELI student from China outside of B.B. Comer

“The teachers are absolutely amazing. They are great people and their teaching methods effectively increase my interest in learning English. The students are very diverse and it is an amazing opportunity to meet and become friends with such great people.”

Jing from China

Rwandan Student

“When I came here, I was not able to speak confidently. After only two months, I was confident enough to speak. I spent time with other students from other countries, and some of them became my really good friends.”

Angelique from Rwanda

German Student

“The University of Alabama is a great university and has the most beautiful campus I have ever seen … and the ELI is an inseparable part of it bringing the international spirit to the campus life.”

Birthe from Germany

Mexican Student

“I feel thankful for the opportunity to meet the people at the ELI, and the advice, the books, the lessons they gave to me, It makes me feel confident and helped me to be more proactive and professional when I work with English speakers…. The experience in The University of Alabama was wonderful.”

Christian from Mexico

Vietnamese Student

“I wanted to improve my English skill to prepare to study in the U.S. in the future. I will study at The University of Alabama after studying at the ELI.”

Tran from Vietnam

Brazilian Student

“ELI is one of the best English courses – you have people that can support you, that can answer your questions, and if you have any concerns you can always come to them. This kind of environment has a family feeling.”

Amaro from Brazil

Nicaraguan Student

“I think it is a good opportunity to learn English quickly and know new cultures.”

Nimian from Nicaragua

Colombian Student

“The ELI is a wonderful place! Not only because you learn English, but you also get involved with American college culture!”

Martin from Colombia

Turkish Student

“Before coming to the US, I never thought I would meet such wonderful people. The ELI faculty and office staff were a major source of satisfaction for me, and they helped me overcome the difficulties of learning English.”

Yudum from Turkey

Japanese Student

“ELI is a very good institution to study English because teachers are very friendly and helpful. I have an opportunity to talk with many UA students at coffee hours – it helps me brush up on my English skills.”

Masaya from Japan

Colombian Student

“Living here in Alabama but mostly in the UA campus has been an incredible opportunity…. The friendly character of the people in Alabama is something I will never forget.”

Santiago from Colombia

Chinese Student

“Before I came to the ELI, I got my masters degree in China. I was conditionally admitted and will study Chemical Engineering as a Ph.D. student at The University of Alabama.”

Xiaoyang from China

Brazilian Student

“The diversity of students from this course gave me an opportunity to reach others from many different countries. In addition to the English knowledge I acquired, the ELI teachers and staff – were easily accessible, very kind, and have the willingness to help foreign students…. The ELI courses were fundamental to my career.  Brazilian researchers need to have the proper English skills in order to develop academic activities. I hope other students from all over the world are able to have the opportunity to study at the English Language Institute.”

Jean from Brazil

Saudi Arabian Student

“I learned a lot during my enrollment in ELI.  My Reading/Writing, Speaking/Listening and Structure (Grammar) instructors were very patient, helpful and have talented teaching methods that encouraged me to continue learning. The instructors offered extra help when they recognized my academic struggle and assisted with extra materials and references to help me improve. They also recommended that I spend extra time and effort practicing after class. This extra effort encouraged me to work hard which has contributed to my success.”

Naser from Saudi Arabia