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The English Language Institute

Admission to undergraduate programs at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) requires a minimum TOEFL score of 61 (internet-based) or 500 (paper-based).  International students who do not meet the University admission requirement may enroll in LMU’s English Language Institute (ELI) before matriculating into the University.

Through its English Language Institute, Lincoln Memorial University offers classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) to all international students who need to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar skills. There are 20 hours of weekly instruction. 

The mission of the ELI is to provide international students with instruction in ESL and to prepare them for academic and professional success. The goals are

      • to build knowledge among international students of the history and culture of the United States;
      • to provide information regarding academic programs offered at LMU;
      • to prepare international students with language and academic skills for admission into LMU undergraduate or graduate studies;
      • to recruit international students to build a more diverse student population at LMU;
      • to provide opportunities for rich intercultural communication both on campus and in the surrounding communities; and
      • to encourage all LMU students to become global citizens who seek to understand and the cultures of other countries.

The ELI will grant acceptance to students who are at least 18 years old and have a TOEFL score of 41-60 (internet-based) or 437-499 (paper-based test); 4.5-5.5 IELTS; or equivalent.  An ELI placement test determines the level in which students begin the program (levels span upper-beginning to intermediate). LMU will accept successful completion of the LMU ELI as certification of the English proficiency requirement for admission to the University.  In order to matriculate to LMU, students must meet all other requirements for admission to the University.  Students may be required to enroll in ESL 101/102 at the discretion of the instructor/Director of International Programs (refer to the LMU Undergraduate Catalog for information on ESL 101/102).

A sample class scheduled is as follows:

Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.                 Reading and Writing
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.            Speaking and Listening

Friday Schedule
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.                     Reading and Writing
11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.               Lunch
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.            Speaking and Listening

Students enrolled in the LMU English Language Institute are responsible for staying familiar with, and adhering to, the current policies, rules, and regulations set forth in the Lincoln Memorial University Student Handbook.

English Language Institute Tuition and Fees

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters

 

Fall 2019

(15 Weeks)

Spring 2020

(15 Weeks)

Application Fee (nonrefundable)

$50

$50

Tuition

$ 3,600

$3,600

Health Insurance (6 months – estimate*)

$800

$800

Room and Board (double occupancy** & meal plan)

$4,125

$4,125

Books, Supplies, andTesting

$300

$300

Technology and Transportation

$265

$265

Comprehensive Fee

$270

$270

Total:

$9,410

$9,410

 

 *For specific insurance information go to:  http://www.visitinsurance.com/

**Cost may be higher if other room and board accommodations are desired.

***The comprehensive fee includes health service (refer to the Student Handbook) and vehicle registration.

 
For more detailed information about the ELI program, please see the LMU ELI Student Handbook.

Director of International Programs: Dr. Robin Antepara, robin.antepara@lmunet.edu; Mrs. JoAnn Russell, Assistant Director of International Programs, joann.russell@lmunet.edu; Coordinator of International Recruitment and Advisement, Ms. Lily Collins, ke.collins@lmunet.edu.

 

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