David McIntoshOn behalf of the English Language Institute (ELI), I would like to welcome you to the College of Charleston. We are honored that you have chosen to include the CofC as a step along your academic path!

Students who come to study English at the College of Charleston will enjoy all of the advantages of a distinguished university, in tandem with the individualized attention provided by the ELI. We take pride in tailoring our programs to meet student needs, while providing a contextual language learning experience.

Charleston is a vibrant city, and we encourage our students to seek out opportunities for cultural enrichment and interactions with native English speakers.  I hope that you will take advantage of the many activities designed to enrich your academic experience, and will take the time to explore all that the Charleston community has to offer.

Our staff is pleased to assist you with all matters pertaining to admission and integration at the ELI, including immigration issues, housing assignments, and class placement.  We look forward to helping you archive your English proficiency goals, and encourage you to let us know how we can be of help.

Best of luck for a successful and engaging learning experience!

David McIntosh
Director – English Language Institute