The GGC English Language Institute (ELI) is intended to meet the academic, professional or personal literacy needs of students with English as a second or additional language (ESL) to succeed in an English-speaking higher educational institution such as Georgia Gwinnett College or in their chosen walks of life. The ELI’s programs are delivered by a highly-qualified staff enthusiastically committed to active engagement with all learners, consistent with GGC’s four pillars: scholarship, leadership, service and creativity.
The core program of the GGC English Language Institute (ELI) aims primarily to support F-1 undergraduate international students, domestic students, or others interested in learning English who may not yet meet the requirements for college admission and who need to develop academic English. Participants who complete the Intensive English Program (IEP) curriculum are prepared for college-level work in an English-speaking higher educational institution. Participants who study in the Everyday English Program (EEP) may take courses to develop their spoken English, along with reading and writing, for professional or personal purposes or for possible future study. Special short-term programs (STP) provide groups or individuals with tailored instruction and immersive English language experiences.