The World Meets Here

Contact ELI

Patricia J. Pullenza, Director

Residential Faculty - English
P. 480-461-7693

Lutfi Hussein, PhD, Assistant Director

Residential Faculty - English
P. 480-461-7367

English Language Institute Mission Statement

The mission of the English Language Institute at Mesa Community College is to provide the highest quality instruction in English as well as instruction in those academic skills and strategies needed for student success.  Following this mission, MCC’s ELI offers intensive ESL classes.  In addition, ELI students are encouraged to participate in inter-cultural, service learning, and civic engagement activities on campus and in the community.  Student support services in advising, counseling, transferring, and immigration requirements are given top priority for all MCC’s ELI students.  Legal, ethical, and supportive treatment is given to each ELI student at Mesa Community College.

Mesa Community College Mission Statement

MCC excels in teaching, learning, and empowering individuals to succeed in our local and global community. We serve as a resource for college and career readiness, transfer education, workforce development, and life-long learning.


The ELI is an intensive, collegiate ESL preparation program. 

Intensive English Program



Future Students

  • Nationally Accredited
  • Affordable
  • An experienced, professional faculty and staff.  All faculty have at least a Master's and/or doctorate in Foreign and Second Language education.
  • Multiple levels of English instruction
  • 15 - 18 classroom hours per week in our Intensive English Program (depending on level of placement)
  • Intensive classes in speaking/listening, writing/grammar
  • Computer-assisted instruction and Internet access
  • Visit a regularly scheduled college class

Current Students