Global Language Institute
St. Paul, Minnesota
At GLI, we do more than provide world-class instruction in English. We also do all we can to help our students reach their greater goals – academic, professional, or personal. And we believe that this happens best in a warm, friendly environment. GLI is not part of a large, corporate chain of schools, nor is it a large university where you may feel lost. At GLI, you will be welcomed by caring staff who will know your name and will be dedicated to helping you…not only when you are in the classroom, but even after classes have finished for the day.
GLI has been located in the metropolitan area of St. Paul / Minneapolis, Minnesota, for more than 20 years. The "Twin Cities", home to more than three million people, offer not only excellent theater, professional sports, restaurants, and entertainment, but also the United States' largest shopping center, the Mall of America. GLI is easily accessible from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP), which offers frequent non-stop service from both Europe and Asia.
GLI also offers summer programs at the beautiful Northwood University campus in West Palm Beach, just 90 kilometers north of Miami. Northwood's distinctive campus blends modern facilities with peaceful, secluded woods, rolling green lawns, and small lakes. The community of West Palm Beach is home to many restaurants and shops, as well as sporting and cultural events. The campus is less than 20 minutes by car from the Atlantic Ocean and the world famous city of Palm Beach. Miami's Bayside and Coconut Grove, the Everglades, Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World can be included in our program activities
ESL Program Introduction
GLI offers beginning to highly advanced courses, taught by teachers with Master's degrees and years of experience. We also offer Executive Programs, Special Programs, and Youth Programs in Minnesota and Florida.
At Global Language Institute, you will find teachers and staff who care about you and your progress. We do all we can to help you learn English well. Our classes are small. Our teachers are well-qualified, friendly, and professional. After class, experiences such as tutoring, the Independent Learning Lab, organized activities, and the athletic center all help you to improve your English skills while learning about life in the US. Our curriculum's challenging, academic focus results in fast progress. GLI also currently has a 100% success rate in placing eligible students in US colleges and universities.
- Number of ESL Students: 50-100
- Average Class Size: 8
- Hours per Week: 25
- Minimum Age: 16
- Issue I-20: Yes
- Housing Options: Homestay Dormitory Apartment
- School Setting: Urban
- Accreditation: GLI is accredited by ACCET - the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training, and we are members of AAIEP - American Association of Intensive English Programs - and NAFSA - Association of International Educators.
Schedule & Fees
Program Start/Session Dates 2013:
January 2-January 25, January 28-February 22, February 25-March 22,
March 25- April 19, April 22-May 17, May 20- June 14, June 17-July 12,
July 15- August 9, August 12- September 6, September 9- October 4,
October 7- November 1, November 4- November 29,
December 2- December 20 (3 weeks)
4-Week Sessions (25 hours per week): $1, 545
Discount Plans for Longer Stay:
16 Weeks: $5, 650 ($1, 413 per session)
24 Weeks: $8, 250 ($1, 375 per session)
Additional Expenses: Materials, facilities and technology fee $140; Optional health insurance $105; Optional airport pickup - no fee with GLI homestay family accommodations, other $50.
Accommodations: GLI homestay family $640; Homestay placement fee $210 (one-time, non-refundable once placement is made); Expedited Homestay processing fee $50 (if homestay application and placement fee are received fewer thatn 15 days prior to start); Hotel or Apartment (based on availability - prices vary)
Special Courses & Features
- TOEFL Preparation Courses
- Teacher Training Courses
- One-to-One Instruction / Private Lessons
- Courses for Juniors / Teenagers (12 - 16 yrs old)
Most students in our programs in Minnesota stay in Homestay Accommodation. We assist students who prefer Apartment Accommodation after arrival. All students in our Florida Youth Program stay in on-campus Apartment Style Dorms.
Global Language Institute
340 Cedar Street, Suite 25
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101 USA
Tel (651) 209-3525
Fax (651) 209-3520