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English Language Institute (ELI) Classes

Special courses for ESL students

Kauai Community College offers classes through its English Language Institute (ELI) courses.  The courses serve students who speak English as a foreign language - both adults from the local community, as well as traditional international students studying here on F-1 visas. 

The ELI classes, which are offered for credit through KCC’s English department, are part of the school’s commitment to creating an engaging and supportive learning environment for foreign students.  These classes are small (generally 8-10 students) and allow ample opportunity to focus on the specific areas of English that are most important for ESL students.  Small class size also allows for more personalized instruction and hands-on feedback from the instructor. 


ELI 3: Understanding and Speaking American English. This course offers spoken American English for the non-native speaker of English.  Special emphasis is placed on listening comprehension, fluency practice, oral communication activities, language learning strategies, and cultural awareness.  May be repeated for credit. 

Fall 2009 schedule: Tuesday/Thursday 12:15-1:30.


ELI 4: Reading and Writing American English.  This three-credit course offers reading and writing instruction and practice to improve reading comprehension, communication skills, and writing skills of non-native speakers of English.  T/Th 10:50-12:05

Fall 2009 schedule: Tuesday/Thursday 10:50-12:05.


NOTE: Fall 2009 semester begins August 24, 2009.  Registration for Fall 2009 begins April 20, 2009.  For more information call 245-8341.


Other courses for ESL students

Students can also take Kauai Community College classes offered through its other departments.  For a link of available classes click here.






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Phone: (808) 245-8311