Testimonials from ELI graduates

Esam Talha
UA Graduate Student

"I would like to seize the opportunity to say how much I enjoyed the ELI program. I have found materials and the strategies that ELI applies were very useful in the classroom. The instructors and staff at the ELI should be praised for their generosity and friendliness. Everyone was extremely helpful and encouraging. It really makes a difference when an instructor knows and likes what he or she is doing. I will continue recommending this program to others."

Fouad Boges
Saudi Arabia
UA Graduate Student

"I have learned English in different institutes but being in the ELI at The University of Akron (UA) is different. I really regret that I did not start learning the English language in the ELI; however, the short period that I spent in the ELI gave me the opportunity to considerably improve my language skills. The teachers and staff are diligent and amiable and its programs helped me to practice English with native speakers. Frankly, learning English in the ELI at UA means learning English perfectly."

Rozsa Szeverenyi
UA Student

"I enjoyed positive, powerful learning experiences at the ELI. It gave me a foundation for learning English way beyond my expectations, opening my world to the language of English and the cultural aspects of its use in America. All the teachers and staff are very dedicated and supportive."

Yasuyuki Izu
Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.

"When I first came to the United States, I had problems not only in English but also in adapting to a new culture. However, I progressed further than I thought I could through ELI classes and activities. Currently, I am taking a tutoring class to improve my speaking skills, and I can apply what I learn directly to my work. The class has been enormously helpful to me. If it weren't for the ELI, I wouldn't be where I am today."

Julieta Camacho-Cordova
M.B.A., The University of Akron

"I spoke no English when I came to the United States. After I took the four levels of courses offered by the ELI, I can say today that I'm bilingual and can speak, read and write ninety-five percent of the language! With its excellent teachers, the ELI helped me improve my professional and personal life."

Jun Hei Jeong
Republic of Korea
Manager, Anjin & Co. (member, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu)

"In the ELI, I gained self-reliance, the most important aspect of my education. Before I took an ELI course, I felt uneasy with native speakers and had to spend so much time reading and writing English. However, thanks to the hard work of my ELI teachers, I came to enjoy speaking with foreigners from English-speaking countries. My TOEFL and TOEIC scores greatly improved---from 545 to 610 and from 795 to 960! My proficiency in English surely helped me advance in my career path. Today I am a partner at Deloitte Korea." [ELI Student]