December 2, 2019

5 Ways to Engage Adult ELI Students

This article originally appeared as “5 Ways to Get Your Adult ELs Speaking in the Real World” in the December 2019 TESOL Connections newsletter.  by Penny Aber-Kahn I […]
October 15, 2019

Images: End of Session Certificate Ceremony with Toyama University

The College of Charleston English Language Institute offers a number of programs for international students to learn English and experience American culture. One of the programs […]
July 1, 2019
students touring one80 place

ELI Students study Charleston charitable organizations and “give back”

ELI students spent a few weeks this summer learning about the many charities in the area. Advanced writing students researched and wrote essays about local and […]
February 28, 2019
Holy City Presentation

Sacred Spaces: Students Learn About the Holy City

While many ELI students know that Charleston is often referred to as “The Holy City,” most did not know the reason for this. In an effort […]
December 7, 2018
Hoang Minh Tran

Vietnamese Student Achieves Dream of Studying in the United States

Vietnamese student Hoang Minh Tran had long dreamed of studying in the United States.  As an aspiring chemistry major, he knew that American institutions offered some […]
November 12, 2018

ELI Students Reflect on Gratitude with Poetry Assignment

In recognition of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, ELI students were given themed assignments to help them to reflect on the concept of gratitude, while working on their […]
October 12, 2018

ELI Students Learn About College of Charleston Departments

As part of a unit that covered US colleges and universities,  the ELI Advanced Writing and Grammar students interviewed members of various departments at the College of Charleston.  The students all then […]
September 18, 2018


チャールストン大学の(英語)語学学校では、グループ短期留学プログラム(Short-Term Program = STP)を開催しています。STPでは、チャーレストン、またアメリカ南部の歴史、建築、技術開発等、それぞれのグループの希望するテーマに沿ったカスタム語学習得プログラムを提供しております。
September 5, 2018

ELI Helps Music Major Prepare for Success

Mengting You first came to Charleston from Liyang City, China.  You, who had previously attended  Soochow University in China, had hoped to continue working with her music […]
August 29, 2018
american-food ELI Thanksgiving Celebration

ELI Students Share Opinions of American Food

American Food – Strange and Tasty! Food is a subject that all of use enjoy talking about. Food can remind us of good times and bad […]
August 14, 2018

Soka University Student Shares her Short-Term Program Experience

For the past several years, the College of Charleston English Language Institute (ELI) has been offering Short Term Programs (STP) to groups of students from participating […]
July 31, 2018

How to Survive the First Year of Studying in the US

Deciding to study in a foreign country is a big decision. We think it takes a lot of courage. It’s not easy moving away from home, […]