About The Language Institute

Established in 1982, the Language Institute (LI) prepares students to enter an academic program with academically oriented language instruction and offers all students the opportunity to learn functional use of a language.  The institute has a state-of-the-art audio lab and dynamic instructors. Upon completion of the program, students will have acquired a language level that will enhance their opportunities for advancement.

Our Mission

The Language Institute provides English and other language instruction to students, professionals, and the community; enhances students’ ability to participate and integrate successfully in the American culture; and academically prepares students to pursue a degree at an American university. The Language Institute is committed to achieve this mission by continuously enhancing the quality of our service and constantly innovating teaching methodologies. We are dedicated to helping students fulfill academic, professional and personal goals.


Our Edinburg site is located approximately 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border and 75 miles northwest of South Padre Island while our Brownsville site is located approximately 5 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico Border.

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