ELI – a wonderful family for international students!

ELI was the second home for me when I first came to the U.S. It is not only just an English course, but it is also a place that I can make friends from all over the world and learn many different cultures from others. Besides, the professors are really patient, friendly, helpful, understandable and so sweet. They help us not only for school, but also for mental whenever we have problems in life or being homesick. They are such an amazing professors!

Awesome friends
Wonderful classmates and professors

Also, the course is really useful and enjoyable for us who are still young and always want to explore something new. For example, beside those classes to help us improve our English skills such as grammar, writing and reading, idioms, American culture and speaking, and so on, we also have a Friday activity class which is our favorite class. Every Friday, our professors will bring us to different place to introduce us about life in the U.S. and their culture. For example, we went to see a movie together which is so much fun, played bowling or went to the restaurant to get to know each other at the very first day. We also made a pumpkin for Halloween day, played paint balls, went to Boomer to enjoy so many games such as racing, laser gun, and so on. Is was so much fun, and it brought us closer and closer.

whale watching

laser gun
paint balls

Also, there are some feed back from current students in ELI class that I have talked to. They are from all over the world with many different culture and languages. Some of them have been in this course for few months; some of them just attended this course at the first time.

Linh, a new student in ELI class, who came from Vietnam like me! He is sense of humor, out going, and kind.

He love ELI class as his lovely family. The professor are very friendly and helpful who help him improve his English skills every day to prepare for his TOEFL test to attend to college. Besides, through this course he learned more about English, American culture, American slang and idioms which are really interesting. The classes are very fun, and he could make a lot of international friends from all over the world.

Rahaf is from Saudi. She is a little bit shy, but she is really nice and funny.

The things that she loves from ELI class is the material that the course provides them. They provide coffee, drink, and snack sometimes. About the class material, the professors will give you documents that you need during your classes, and you can print and make copy in the lab room which is really convenient. Besides, she really likes the schedule because it is not too early in the morning and too late in the afternoon. Their classes start at 12:00 pm and finish at 4:00 pm.

Silvia, a very nice and calm woman, who is from Barcelona, Spain.

She really loves the professors in ELI class and the material of the class. She also likes the Friday class activities because she can learn many new things from American culture and life, especially, she can get to know more about her classmates.

However, there are few things that she doesn’t really like about the course such as the schedule. It is not really convenient for her, who is the mother of her family. It is kind of the middle of the day, so she couldn’t do anything else besides classes because she has to take care of her family. She also suggests that this course should have online class which makes it more variable and interesting.




2 thoughts on “ELI – a wonderful family for international students!

  1. Hello Duyen.
    I’m Minh and my family just moved from Vietnam. Can you help me please? I want to apply for conditional admission to college and begin with our intensive English language program at English Language Institute. How can I do that? I’m F4 immigrant. Thank


    1. miracostainternational

      Hello Minh, I am glad that you found the blog!
      Yes, you can apply for ELI! Classes with the English Language Institute begin in August, October, January, March or June. All the information about ELI are on the ELI website: http://www.miracosta.edu/eli

      Here are the steps to apply to ELI:

      STEP #1:
      send your application and proof of financial support and a copy of your passport information page to MiraCosta College, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056, USA

      Application requires a $50 application fee to pay for by credit card (included on the application form)
      Or U.S. dollar check

      STEP #2
      Decide if you want to attend college after English language training. If you want to attend MiraCosta college classes, send the following additional forms:
      – high school transcript with proof of high school completion
      – college transcripts if any

      STEP #3
      If approved, MiraCosta will send you the admission forms by mail.

      Let me know if you have any question
      We hope to hear from you soon!



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