Faculty at the ELI are highly-qualified and experienced. All full-time faculty are required to have a Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language (MATESL) or closely-related field. The MATESL degree is also preferred for part-time instructors in the program. In fact, several ELI instructors on the faculty have PhD’s in an education-related field.
Current faculty have over 150 years of combined ESL teaching experience and a number of them have have been involved in ESL teacher training and overseeing student teaching internships at the university. Faculty and staff have lived or studied in many countries such as Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Holland, Spain, France, Germany, Russia, Niger, Zambia, Colombia, Mexico, Micronesia, and Saudi Arabia.