If you're interested in learning English as a second language, HFC's English Language Institute (ELI) is for you. The ELI offers instruction in American English language and culture. Our intensive English program prepares you for success in college-level English courses, employment that requires written and oral proficiency in English, and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.
We offer day and evening classes in English writing, grammar, reading, speaking, listening and study skills. We also offer classes in advanced grammar, pronunciation/conversation and TOEFL preparation. You can develop your English through small and large group interactions, and our enthusiastic and dedicated instructors will help you meet your goals.
Can I take college classes at HFC while I am an ELI student?
No. (The only exception is if you have passed ELI 106R but you still need to take ELI 106W. You may then register for ELI 106W, ENG 082 and one additional college class.)
What ESL classes do you offer?
HFC offers six levels of pre-college ESL classes. Classes focus on either writing/grammar or reading/speaking/listening/study skills. Classes in Grammar, TOEFL Preparation and Pronunciation/Conversation are also available.
When do you offer classes?
Year-round, day and evening. There are four academic terms per year: Fall and Winter Semesters are each 16 weeks long; Spring and Summer are each 8 weeks long.
Do I have to buy my own textbooks?
Yes. Textbooks (and any accompanying materials) must be purchased by each student and are available in the HFC College Store.
Are there online classes?
Not at this time, although most classes require some online homework.
Can I move automatically from the ELI to the college?
If you successfully pass Level 6 in both Reading and Writing, then yes.
Do I need a TOEFL score to apply to the ELI or to HFC?
No. You only need to take the free placement test at the Welcome Center.
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Last updated November 28, 2017