Our Mission

The overall mission of the University of South Alabama's English Language Center (ELC) is to provide students with quality instruction in English as a Second Language that is designed to prepare them to pursue their personal, professional, or academic goals at the University of South Alabama while familiarizing them with American culture and the teaching methods/classroom expectations common to most university environments in the United States. 

Our Goals

We strive to accomplish the following goals:

  • To provide comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to all students enrolled in our program.
  • To provide students with the cultural knowledge needed to function satisfactorily, both academically and socially, in the United States.
  • To provide students with academic skills and study strategies that will help them achieve success in their graduate or undergraduate studies.