Modern Language Institute



Welcome to the Modern Language Institute

This is where language learning and teacher training meet and preparation for successful academic study is our goal. Some international students need to boost their English before entering regular classes. Because of this, the Modern Language Institute (MLI) has been teaching English to students since 1995. Providence maintains a strong reputation for preparing non-native English speakers for academic study.

With its strong team of English teachers, the MLI offers small class sizes, personalized attention, a multicultural classroom, and the benefits of a safe and caring Christian community.

The MLI consists of two core programs (EAL and EAP) for learning new language skills and six degree programs that provide students Undergraduate and Graduate level training in linguistic theory and teacher training.


Progress of an English Learner:


All instructors have university degrees and are certified in teaching English as an Additional Language. Most have taught in other countries and have learned additional languages themselves.

Note: Providence University College also trains English language teachers. At times TESOL students will be present in the classroom for observation or practice teaching. They will always be under the supervision of experienced teacher educators to ensure that English learners receive the highest quality of instruction. 

Catherine Rust-Akinbolaji
Director, MLI; Assistant Professor, TESOL

Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler Assistant Professor, TESOL





10 College Crescent
Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, R0A 1G0
Phone: (204) 433-7488 or (800) 668-7768
Fax: (204) 433-7158
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