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English Language Institute

Director's Message and Mission Statement

The English Language Institute is designed to enhance your English language skills in academic, professional and social settings.  Our instructors are trained in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to create a rewarding and enjoyable classroom experience for you. Our setting in historic Charleston offers additional opportunities to participate in a wide range of community and school-based activities which further enrich your learning experience. You will find that your education at the College of Charleston’s English Language Institute will help you to reach your goals successfully.

Additional information about the program can be found on this website, and I will also be glad to respond to your questions as you make plans to attend the ELI.

David McIntosh, BBA Business Administration (Georgia Southern University), TESOL Certificate
Director, English Language Institute

David has an extensive background in business administration and finance, both in his native country, Jamaica, as well as in the United States. As an international student at his former alma matar, David served as the International Ambassador for the Georgia Southern University, and worked in a variety of international student services capacities. In addition to his certification in TESOL, David brings a strong combination of administrative and international experience to his role as the CofC English Language Institute Director.

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Additional Information on the College of Charleston

The English Language Institute of the College of Charleston is under the direction of The Center for Continuing and Professional Education in collaboration with the School of Education, Health and Human Performance, Center for International Education and Office for Enrollment Planning.

The College of Charleston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Atrium Baccalaureates, the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, the Master of Arts, the Master of Arts in Teaching, the Master of Business, the Master of Science, the Master of Education, and the Master of Public Administration.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of the College of Charleston.