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 overseas students to obtain student visas.


Course Descriptions

The courses offered at ELI include four core courses: English grammar, academic reading, oral communication/academic speaking, and academic writing. In addition to the core, the Institute offers a wide range of elective courses to address the needs of our participating students from their academic interests to their professional needs.

Emerson Language Lab

The lab has 22 computers, headsets with microphones, and an assortment of interactive multimedia programs including voice-recognition and recording software.

English Language Center

A dedicated space for international students to receive homework help and practice conversational English with native speakers.

 Additional Information

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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
    Golisano Academic Center 225
    Additional Positions:
    Assistant Professor in TESOL in Language, Literacy & Technology Education
    Director of the English Language Institute & Director of the Asia Pacific Rim Initiatives in Center for International Education

    Education: B.A., Anqing 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.”