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English Language Institute

Continuing and Professional Studies at CCNY

English Language Institute

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The English Language Institute (ELI) at The City College of New York (CCNY) prepares international students for the academic challenges of an American college or university. We offer a flexible schedule of multilevel English skills classes (basic, intermediate, advanced, College or Master level) that meet F-1 Visa criteria. In addition, we design ESL programs to serve special corporate or educational agencies. Courses taught by language Masters.

The ELI and the Office of International Scholar and Student Services, work with every international student applicant throughout the I-20 application process.  The I-20 form is required for the F-1 visa interview at a USA Embassy.

At the ELI, students experience English instruction and cultural diversity through a series of lesson-based New York City activities. These activities (e.g. visits to museums, lectures, landmarks, galleries, theaters and parks) complement our course curriculum.  Nowhere else in the city do international students have so many opportunities to build English skills and gain cross-cultural experience.  ELI Students also participate in CCNY campus tours to become familiar with the college admission process and the different academic schools, programs and divisions found on campus, and at other City University of New York schools.

Prepare yourself for the next global cross-cultural workforce by studying at the most dynamic school in the city.  Apply to study English at The City College of New York English Language Institute on a F-1 Visa, and experience college campus life with students representing 160 nationalities and speaking 90 languages. Register with us to put yourself on the path of successful communication in English. Campus housing may be arranged for students in need of temporary residential accommodations while taking classes.

Register with us to put yourself on the path of successful communication in English.

The following are the upcoming dates for the English Language Institute course:

Summer/Fall 2016

June 29 - August 3

August 17 - September 21

September 26 - October 31

November 2 - December 8



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For more information and/or to Register , contact:

The English Language Institute
Shepard Hall, Room 02

P: (212) 650-7312

This  school  is  authorized  under Federal  law  to  enroll  nonimmigrant students. 


Shepard Hall
Room 2
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

p: 212.650.7312
f: 212.650.6614


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