About Corban Language Institute

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Learn English in the heart of Oregon

Thousands of developing-language international Christian students are prevented from studying in the American university system or are forced to train at secular language institutes without the benefit of a solid, biblical foundation and supportive spiritual community. Corban University has developed the Corban Language Institute’s Pathway to English program. This program provides students the opportunity for high-quality intensive English instruction, coupled with a strong Christian community to enable them to achieve their goals to the glory of God.


Corban University’s mission is: “To educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19 – 20).


With a heritage of Baptist theology, Corban serves the greater evangelical community. The name, a biblical word meaning “a gift dedicated to God,” and motto “dedicating heart and mind to God” reflect the University’s mission.

Global Engagement

Today, there are 50 accredited programs of study including traditional, online undergraduate programs and graduate programs on campus and online. Our Center for Global Engagement facilitates programs and partnerships around the globe including, but not limited to, the Corban Language Institute, Pathway partnership program with Papua, Indonesia and an accredited Teacher Education program at Universitas Pelita Harapan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Corban University works with the Yayasan Pelita Harapan to offer education throughout Indonesia.