English Language Institute

English Language Institute

At Nazareth English Language Institute, we offer English language programs throughout the year for people whose native language is not English. Small class sizes, instruction tailored to meet individual needs, and certified instructors who are native English speakers provide a high-quality experience.

Nazareth College issues I-20 forms for you to obtain a student visa.

We have five programs to learn English or improve your skills:

For students seeking an American university degree

FAST: For Academic Study Track is for students who want to seek an American university degree but first need to improve English skills to meet admissions requirements. Four one-semester classes are offered; you are placed based on your skill level.

For students from Nazareth's international partner institutions

  • ILEAP: Intensive Language Experience in America Program provides one-semester or one-year immersion programs on campus for students from our partner institutions. Improve English language proficiency while enhancing your understanding of American culture and American campus life.
  • SAFE: Summer in America For English¬†provides a short-term (2 to 4 weeks) language immersion experience for college students from our partner institutions.

For adult immigrants

REID: Readiness English for Immigrant Development is a language program for adults who've immigrated to the United States. Boost your English skills to advance professionally.

For professionals from overseas

TIP: Training for International Professionals provides short-term language programs for groups of professionals who would like to improve English language skills through promoting and debating ideas.

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ALI Students

Our family of alumni come from more than 50 different countries around the world. Is your home country represented?

In Pictures


    Hongzhuan (Sam) Song

    Hongzhuan (Sam) Song

    Director of the English Language Institute & Director of the Asia Pacific Rim Initiatives in Center for International Education
    Director of the English Language Institute & Director of the Asia Pacific Rim Initiatives in English Language Institute
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    Education: B.A., Anging Teachers College (China); M.A., Fresno Pacific University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

    Dr. Song has worked in international education development for two decades, both in China and in the United States. His interest stems from his personal experience.

    “My choice to study abroad two decades ago has turned out to be one of the most rewarding decisions in my life,” Dr. Song says. “It not only has broadened my intellectual horizon but it has also given me a much wider choice of careers.”

    He holds a B.A. in American and British Language and Literature from Anqing Teachers College in China, an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Fresno Pacific University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities).

    His academic interests include language and culture, language curriculum development, and educational policy and curriculum development. “My teaching philosophy always focuses on inspiring students to explore on their own through facilitating the learning process,” he says.

    “Nazareth is an ideal higher education institution where students can receive a solid liberal arts education, essential preparation for both advanced education and career development. Everything on the Nazareth campus is set in a way that students will feel at home from the day they arrive.”