About ELI


About ELI

Located in the capital of California, we welcome hundreds of students from around the world each year, providing superior language instruction and unique cultural experiences in one of the most beautiful regions of the United States.

We hope you have a wonderful time with us as you develop your English language proficiency, increase your cross cultural awareness, and enhance your professional growth and development. You will meet people from all over the world in your classes, participate in cultural and social events, and explore the beautiful city of Sacramento and the state of California.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose ELI:

1. Quality

Our highly qualified instructors and small class sizes offer a personalized approach to teaching.

2. Experience

Our students develop language and cultural proficiency in and outside the classroom.  They volunteer, join student clubs, play on sports teams, watch movie screenings, and attend concerts, theater and dance productions.  

3. Service

Our students have access to campus amenities and activities. A dedicated team of full-time staff provides ongoing support on immigration, housing and student life.

4. Location

Our region’s cuisine, natural beauty, rich history and friendly people make our community a unique place to live and an exceptional place to study.

 5. Diversity

Sacramento State’s open and accepting culture in one of California’s most diverse cities makes our students feel safe, welcome and accepted. 


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