English Language Institute

About Our Program

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.

Interested in our Program?

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Accredited by the American Association of Intensive English Programs
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Flexible Schedule
  • Classes offered year-round
  • Day and evening classes
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Learn English language skills

Start at your skill level

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Student Testimonials

  • Hana Al Nadaaf

    Hana Al Nadaaf

    I love this college because it is my first educational experience in the USA. It has added a new dimension in my life, especially when learning the English language. I love my teachers. They are extremely helpful. They understand every student and work to improve their situation. I feel like this is my home, especially when they respect the religious beliefs of students from all over the world. Thank you so much.

  • Nessy Meci

    Nessy Meci

    This college has helped me a lot with my knowledge of the English language. The program is very effective for us and the teachers are very understanding.

  • Hawraa Srour

    Hawraa Srour

    ELI classes are very useful to every student. The classes have helped me learn how to write a short, consistent essay. This class has also helped me improve my grammar and my writing, and taught me to learn from my mistakes.

Featured Courses


Melinda Dewitt
FT Faculty - ELI
B, Madonna University; M, Madonna University mmdewitt@hfcc.edu 313-317-6848
Rosemary Miketa
FT Faculty - ELI
CERTI, Bond University rmiketa@hfcc.edu
Pamela Stewart
FT Faculty - English
B.A., University of Michigan, Dearborn; M.A.T., University of Michigan, Dearborn pckaminski@hfcc.edu 313-845-9683
Tracie Varitek
FT Faculty - English
B.A., Western Michigan University; M.A., University of Michigan tlvaritek@hfcc.edu 313-845-6393