I decided to join the English Language Program for two reasons. The first reason was to improve all of my English skills. They offer listening, speaking, reading and writing. The second reason is that Georgia Southern University has an incredible way of helping international students learn faster. The ELP creates entertainment and activities for students to learn outside of class. ELP students are immersed into college students with current undergraduate students. Georgia Southern has great benefits for international students and has great scholarship opportunities to help international students pursue their education.
It is the best place to learn English. There are kind and experienced teachers who help make it a positive experience. The mood and atmosphere of the ELP is great.
My favorite memory of ELP is writing. I am proud of how much I have improved my writing skills. My teacher has helped me become a better, faster writer. She was very encouraging and has a way of making students feel confident and comfortable in the classroom.
Former ELP Student: Rasmane Kabore Home Country: Burkina Faso Major: Civil Engineering
It was a great experience being a part of the ELP at Georgia Southern. One of the reasons is the beauty of the campus and the wide variety of experienced and friendly teachers who are hardworking and cooperative with every single student. They have equal treatment of good behavior with students. The teachers and the whole ELP staff were so nice and it was like they knew us for a very long time.
I would recommend this great institute to those who want to get a quality education. It is also for students who wish to learn quickly to become fluent in English and want to pursue their education in any English speaking nation.
The whole semester was full of fun and sweet memories. I cannot count the memories I have had from the ELP but long story short, the moment I enjoyed a lot was the visit to the Botanic Garden. It was full of fun and enjoyment as we visited with our group.
Former ELP Student: Muhammad Kafeel Home Country: Pakistan Major: Information Technology
Studying in ELP is a fantastic and unforgettable experience for me. I attended some other language programs before and they were really boring. They only focus on vocabulary and writing. But the ELPat GSU helped us improve English in all parts of it. We had fun games to learn and memorize new words. We had team activites, presentations, and class discussions on many interesting topics. Of course, we also practice writing formal academic essays which to prepare for college classes.
I am a freshmen in GSU now and some of my classmates even don’t believe I’m a foreigner because I can understand classes and speak fluent English as other American students. The favorite memory of studying with the ELP was culture class. Our teachers organized different activities every Friday to let us learn about American culture, history, and society. I really enjoyed studying with classmates from all around the world. We are like a big close family. Thank you, teachers! Thank you, ELP!
Former ELP Student: Ye Jasmine Yuan Home Country: China Major: Biology
Georgia Southern University is one of the greatest schools and located in a peaceful place. English has been hard and challenging for me, so I especially wanted to learn more intensively.
Some people feel shy and hesitate when they try to speak English. Actually, I was too in the beginning. But, you don’t feel like that in the ELP. All the teachers and classmates are friendly and help you. They know you want to learn and study at the University. After this program, you will gain a lot of confidence in English.
I really loved the U.S Culture and Writing class in ELP. In the U.S. Culture class, you can experience a lot of activities such as a picnic, meeting new American friends, and visiting great places. Also, I liked to take the writing class. The class was not boring and it was helpful for my English skills. When I was in the ELP, I learned how to write an academic essay and more about American college life. Now as a university student, college classes are various and interesting. The ELP was really helpful for me.
Former ELP Student: Hyeonjeong Helen Lim Home Country: South Korea Major: Nursing
This program was a good start to success for me. It built my confidence and made me comfortable with talking and writing in English. I am a graduate student in Graphic Design now, and in my major, the most important part is communication because we need to explain our project accurately to our audiences, and the ELP prepared me in improving this skill. This program listens to your needs and starts shaping your knowledge such as vocabulary, grammar, listening, and reading.
I was new in the community and didn’t know anyone, but the healthy environment of ELP and the kindness of students and staff helped me to create valuable connections and good friends. Our teacher, Professor Perry, is a wonderful person and has a great sense of humor. I was never bored or confused and always had a good time in her class. She really cares about her students and helps them in any situation.
Former ELP Student: Melody Hachempour Home Country: France Major: Graphic Design