English Language Institute

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ELI will no longer be accepting applications for general admission.  ELI will be closing March, 2020.

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About English Language Training

(Firat and Huaiyin Cohorts Only)

English Language Training (ELT) of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, is a part of the Office of International Programs.  ELT's goal is to help students from Firat and Huaiyin Normal University achieve their academic and professional objectives. To that end, ELT provides an effective learning program where international students can improve their English language proficiencies in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our students are important to us and we care about them and their needs.

Mission Statement

The mission of English Language Training is to ensure that students gain the academic language proficiency and critical thinking skills required for success in the U.S. higher education system, and to provide them with the cultural awareness necessary for confidence in their communicative ability.


  1. Deliver quality instruction, program administration, and provide excellent service and support that is student centered.
  2. Develop new programs and/or courses collaborating with departments across campus to serve the needs of cohorts.
  3. Facilitate intercultural experiences and events that provide both hands on experiences and lasting impressions among students.

ELT Student Guide                      ELT Program Powerpoint

International Welcome Message

We are here to support and help you to accomplish the goals you have planned for your future academic success. If you have any additional questions or comments, please find our contact information below. We appreciate your interest in the English Language Training program and hope that we will have the privilege of welcoming you soon.

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English Language Training

Justin Ball  Justin R. Ball
Director of International Programs


Farrington 116
Nikki Dziuk

Nikki Dziuk

Administrative Assistant


Farrington 116

Email: ELI@shsu.edu               Phone: (936) 294-4737

Office of International Programs

1908 Avenue J, Box 2150
Huntsville, TX 77341

Office Location: Farrington Building, Suite 116

Phone: 936-294-4737