Lincoln Memorial University

The English Language Institute

Admission to undergraduate programs at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) requires a minimum TOEFL score of 61 (internet-based) or 500 (paper-based).  International students who do not meet the Univerasity admission requirement may enroll in LMU's English Language Institute (ELI) before matriculating into the University.

Through its English Language Institute, Lincoln Memorial University offers classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) to all international students who need to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar skills. There are 20 hours of weekly instruction.


The mission of the ELI is to provide international students with instruction in ESL and to prepare them for academic and professional success. The goals are:

  • to build knowledge among international students of the history and  culture of the United States;
  • to provide information regarding academic programs offered at LMU;
  • to prepare international students with language and academic skills for admission into LMU undergraduate or graduate studies;
  • to recruit international students to build a more diverse student population at LMU;
  • to provide opportunities for rich intercultural communication both on campus and in the surrounding communities; and 
  • to encourage all LMU students to become global citizens who seek to understand the cultures of other countries. 

The ELI will grant acceptance to students who are at least 18 years old and have a TOEFL score of 41-60 (internet-based) or 437-499 (paper-based); 4.5-5.5 IELTS; or equivalent.  An ELI placement test determines the level in which students begin the program (levels span upper-beginning to intermediate).  LMU will accept successful completion of the LMU ELI as certification of the English proficiency requirement for admission to the University.  In order to matriculate to LMU, students must meet all other requirements for admission to the University.  Students may be required to enroll in ESL 101/102 at the discretion of the instructor/Director of International Programs (refer to the LMU Undergraduate Catalog for information on ESL 101/102).



English Language Institute Tuition and Fees

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters

 

Fall 2019

(15 Weeks)

Spring 2020

(15 Weeks)

Application Fee (nonrefundable)

$50

$50

Tuition

$ 3,600

$3,600

Health Insurance (6 months – estimate*)

$800

$800

Room and Board (double occupancy** & meal plan)

$4,125

$4,125

Books, Supplies, andTesting

$300

$300

Technology and Transportation

$265

$265

Comprehensive Fee***                                                                                             

$270

$270

Total:

$9,410

$9,410

 

 *For specific insurance information go to:  http://www.visitinsurance.com/

**Cost may be higher if other room and board accomodations are desired.

***The comprehensive fee includes health service (refer to Student Handbook) and vehicle registration

 
Payment methods can be found here.

For more detailed information about the ELI program, please see the LMU ELI Student Handbook.

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