The World Meets Here

Contact ELI

Patricia J. Pullenza, Director

Residential Faculty - English
P. 480-461-7693

Lutfi Hussein, Assistant Director

Residential Faculty - English
P. 480-461-7367

Welcome, English language learners!

The English Language Institute (ELI) offers classes for students whose primary language is other than English.

The ELI offers a program of study that includes four different language levels:

  • beginning
  • intermediate
  • high-intermediate
  • advanced

The ELI program comes in two tracks:

  • 16-week classes which follow the semester-long class schedule
  • 8-week session classes which meet five days a week

English Language Institute Mission Statement

The mission of the English Language Institute (ELI) at Mesa Community College is to provide students with high-quality language instruction and cultural skills necessary to their success in their academic, professional, civic, and personal lives. To achieve this mission, the ELI collaborates with units across the college to offer programs and services that foster learning and promote intercultural communication.

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.

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