Misako’s Journey

Misako Fukushima

Misako believes it is really important to learn English to communicate with the world. “I think the ELI represents diversity, tolerance, and heart-warming to me,” she said. Now, her future goal is to become a professor. The ELI congratulates Misako on all of her success, and sends warm wishes for all of her future endeavors.

Regained My Confidence

Franck Yvan Sy

English Language Institute, NDMU Class of 2017

“ELI instructors encouraged me to use my knowledge, taught me how to speak and how to write in English. Eventually, I regained my confidence which helped me take the next steps in my life, all thanks to my instructors.” What's Next for Franck: BA in Psychology at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The First Good Memory in the USA

Jingqiong Cui

English Language Institute, NDMU Class of 2015

"I was able to make a lot of unforgettable international friends here in the end and I got a lot of energy from the peacefulness of this environment to keep on studying English.”
June finished a graduate program in Education at Towson University recently and is looking for a job in USA.

My First American Home

David Pembamoto

English Language Institute, NDMU Class of 2015

“I truly believe that the ELI provides many tools and surroundings that will help you improve your English skills. So, just come and have fun! You will feel that this is your home.” What’s Next for David: Transfer to Morgan State University from CCBC to study Engineering

A Friendly Environment to Learn English

Otily Mispaline Toutsop

English Language Institute, NDMU Class of 2017

Taking classes at the ELI helped me improve my English skills and gave me confidence to take the next step in my academic career. I am currently a PhD candidate in Cyber Security at Morgan State University. I really appreciate the happy environment the ELI offered, where I studied with encouraging and knowledgeable teachers who never tired of answering our questions at any time. I’d like to encourage other international students looking to improve their English skills to join the wonderful global community at the ELI.

Partnerships Around the World

ELI Team

This summer, our English Language Institute team traveled to Zambia for two weeks and partnered with WISE Zambia, a local NGO, to visit 4 schools in the rural western province. We conducted classroom observations, met with school officials and head teachers, and provided hands-on workshops focused on teaching methodologies and creative practices. In between school visits, our team was able to attend the graduation ceremony of a local teachers’ college, do some sightseeing, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

MDTESOL Teacher of the Year

Paula Harmon

Associate faculty for the English Language Institute, Paula Harmon was recognized as the 2019 Maryland TESOL Teacher of the Year for the higher education category.