About Us

About the English Language Institute

The English Language Institute at Valdosta State University was established in 2001.  Our primary goal is to provide high quality English instruction to students seeking to improve their English language skills and enter a degree program at VSU.  We  treat each student as an individual who has different goals, different learning approaches, and a different pace of learning.  We aim to help students meet their individual goals.   At the ELI, we believe that what you learn in the classroom should be reinforced outside the classroom, so we organize activities to give students learning opportunities after school.  Our conversation partner program, trips to local areas of interests, volunteer opportunities, trips to Orlando, Atlanta, Savannah, and other places are designed with exposure to the community in mind.

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About Valdosta State

Valdosta State University offers the best of both worlds — the extensive academic, cultural, and social opportunities of a major university and the small classes and close personal attention found at smaller institutions.

Academic Excellence

At VSU, undergraduate and graduate students alike actively engage in scholarly activities with faculty members, providing opportunities for students to conduct research directly related to their selected discipline.

Arts Outreach

Home to the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, numerous galleries, opera, and the state's official summer musical theatre, VSU is an icon for arts and culture in the community.

Virtual Tours

Valdosta State viewed from the air

Take a Virtual Tour of Valdosta State University. Explore buildings and facilities on an interactive map and learn about the programs and services housed in academic buildings, residence halls, athletic facilities and other campus locations.