Student Information

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Student information you need to know

Welcome to ERLI! At the Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI) we are committed to making your study at the Daytona Beach campus very useful and rewarding. So, we have created this page as a source for useful information about ERLI and the Daytona Beach campus.

Refer to the Student Handbook to learn everything you need to know about being a student at ERLI.

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help you, we invite you to ask your instructors or the ERLI administration, and we will do our very best to try to meet your needs.

Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI) Information

Class Attendance

Successful students come to class every day, on time. Attendance is mandatory in ERLI classes. This is not only an ERLI requirement, but also an immigration requirement. If you are here on a student visa, the U.S. government requires you to attend your classes. It is the law. For this reason, it is very important that you do not miss class. Students who exceed the allowed number of absences will be dismissed from the ERLI program.

The evidence is quite clear: students who come to class regularly and who work steadily will succeed in improving their English. Students with poor study habits eventually find that they do not succeed in the university environment. We encourage you to quickly develop good, regular study habits to ensure your success. We expect you to be on time for all of your classes. Plan to arrive a few minutes early, and be ready to learn as the class begins.


These grades are used in your classes: "A" Superior; "B" Above Average; "C" Average; "D" Below Average "F" Failure. If you stop going to classes an "F" grade will be given. Students can see their grades on Canvas throughout the semester. We encourage students to speak with their instructors about their goals for their classes early and often.

Privacy of Records

ERLI students are protected by FERPA, so all of your grades, progress reports, and test results are confidential. Nothing will be given out by telephone; information will be given only to a person, company, embassy, or office for which you have given auxiliary access.

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How to Progress Through the ERLI Program

The ERLI program is divided into 4 levels:

  • Level 2: High-Beginner level

  • Level 3: Intermediate level

  • Level 4: High-Intermediate level

  • Level 5: Advanced level

    Note: In any class at any level, a student must earn a 70% or higher [C, B, or A] before they can progress to the next level in that class.

    For example: Student A passes Level Three reading with a C. This student will next go to Level Four reading.

    For more information on ERLI's achievement scale, please refer to the: Interpretation of the ERLI Achievement Scale

    How do Students get from ERLI to Academics?

  • Level 5 must pass all core classes to enter academic programs at ERAU.

  • If a student at any level receives an acceptable IELTS/TOEFL score, they can enter the University after completing the level as long as they have fulfilled all University requirements for admission.

    In order to exit ERLI and receive full acceptance into the ERAU, students must complete all level 5 courses, or receive 550 on the TOEFL PBT test / 79 on the TOEFL IBT, 6.0 on the IELTS, or 105 in Duolingo test.