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First day at MLI

First day at MLI

Welcome to Mentor Language Institute!

At MLI, we have an orientation session for new students at the beginning of each semester (every 4 weeks).

The Orientation will provide you with important information to increase your understanding of our programs, immigration regulations, and school rules. You will be welcomed by our Admissions Office Staff, greeted by our Teachers, Front Desk, Administrative and Management Staff.

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- January 24th, 2022
- April 18th, 2022
- July 11th, 2022
- October 3rd, 2022
- January 3rd, 2023

Orientation starts at 1:00 pm.

Orientation & Placement Test

1:00pm – 1:30pm Enrollment Paperwork
1:30pm – 2:00pm Academic Orientation
2:00pm – 3:00pm Placement Test
3:15pm – 3:35pm School Policies, Immigration Rules
3:35pm – 3:50pm College Transfer Service
3:50pm – 4:00pm Activities & Housing
4:00pm – 4:10pm Speaking Test & Class Placement
4:10pm – 4:20pm Purchase Textbooks

What to bring with you on the first day

  • Passport
  • I-20
  • Transcript from the highest level of schooling (If you did not provide it already when you first applied)
  • Pen and paper


Orientation schedule

You will fill out the necessary paperwork for enrollment.
Next, the Academic Director or Program Coordinator will give a presentation about our different programs, class rules, and how to succeed in your studies in order to move up from one level to another, and from one program to another.

Placement Test and Interview

Following the orientation, you will take the “English Placement Test”, which is about 80 questions, with a listening and writing part that covers Grammar, Vocabulary, and Reading comprehension. It is a 60 minute test that helps determine your English Level.
After the test, you will have a quick Speaking Test (more like an Interview) with one of our Instructors (either the PC, the AD or an MLI teacher).
This test is to help finalize your placement in the most appropriate level and/or program based on your skills and goals.

Purchasing Textbooks

After the Placement test and interview, students purchase textbooks from front desk staff. Front desk staff is available to answer any additional questions or concerns students may have.

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