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ELI Classes & Programs

The English Language Institute (ELI) offers a variety of programs for full-time and part-time students. We offer 5 levels of instruction, from Elementary to Advanced. Students take a placement exam and attend a program orientation before classes begin. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of studies.

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Full-Time Programs 

  • English Language Institute - Intensive English (Weekdays)
    This program provides intensive instruction and practice for all students who want to improve their English skills for academic study, career and professional advancement, or personal enrichment. This intensive program is for students who want to prepare for study in an American undergraduate or graduate college program or for working professionals who want to improve their English for their career. (5 Levels available)

    *After completing the program, students who meet City College admission requirements are eligible for a TOEFL waiver to bachelor’s and master’s programs at City College. 

    **Students in this program must attend an ELI orientation and take a placement test before classes begin.

Part-Time Classes

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  • ESL Reading & Writing Skills (Evenings or Weekends)
    This program is perfect for professionals, visitors, and immigrants who want to improve their English reading and writing skills. Students will improve everyday written communciation skills, learn common American expressions, build vocabulary knowledge, and develop grammar skills. (Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced levels available)
     
  • ESL Conversation & Listening Skills (Evenings or Weekends)
    This program is perfect for professionals, visitors, and immigrants who want to improve their English conversation and listening skills. Students will improve everyday spoken communciation skills, learn common American expressions, build vocabulary knowledge, and develop grammar skills. (Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced levels available)
     
  • Pronunciation & Accent Reduction (Evenings or Weekends)
    This course is designed for intermediate and advanced English language learners. Students will learn to self-correct errors and develop speech clarity. Upon successful course completion, students will communicate more confidently in English. This class covers all areas of pronunciation and accent reduction, including linking, pausing, stress, and intonation. (Intermediate & Advanced levels available)
     
  • TOEFL Preparation
    This class helps students maximize their TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based) score. Classes are designed to teach language skills (vocabulary and reading comprehension), as well as test taking techniques. The instructor uses latest technological apps and tools to optimize instruction. Course content includes diagnostic tests and assessments throughout the course of the program. This course is designed to serve students educated outside the USA and currently pursuing a bachelor or master program language requirement. (Intermediate & Advanced levels only)

    *Students in all part-time classes must take a placement test or complete the necessary pre-requisite class before classes begin.