Intensive English Program (New York City)
Whether you study English to improve your academic success, achieve your career goals, or simply improve your life, ELI's course of study can help. Learn the essentials of grammar and writing; improve listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills; and enhance your vocabulary through reading. With the help of an advisor, students create their own program of study by choosing from the courses listed below and from other courses that may be available. F-1 students must enroll in a minimum of 18 hours per week (4 Intensive English classes).
There are four levels. It may take 7 or 14 weeks to complete each level (6 or 12 weeks in the summer terms).
- 050 - Advanced Beginner*
- 060 - Pre-Intermediate
- 070 - Intermediate
- 080 - Upper-Intermediate
* Beginner level students may study at the English Language Institute. Refer to Academic Policy
A 3-week Winter Intensive Program is also available.
Grammar and Writing
All Levels. Students learn grammar in the context of their own writing and through controlled exercises from the textbook. Students learn how to correct their mistakes and improve their writing by editing and revising their papers.
Conversation and Listening
All Levels. Students improve conversational fluency and listening comprehension. This class focuses on communicating ideas in English. Audio, video and reading materials are used for conversation topics and for developing listening skills.
Reading and Vocabulary
All Levels. Students learn different reading strategies and skills to increase vocabulary and reading comprehension. Students read a variety of newspaper and magazine articles, novels and stories, and academic texts to learn how to apply these strategies and skills.
Note: not all Elective courses may be offered every semester.
Intermediate. This course is designed for intermediate students who wish to acquire basic vocabulary and idioms in everyday conversation as well as the basic academic vocabulary required in college or found on entrance tests. Not only will the students apply common new vocabulary and idioms to their speaking and writing, but they will also learn how to guess at the meaning of words in their context to improve their reading skills.
Walking Tours of NY
Intermediate. Students learn to research, organize, and lead tours to various sites around New York City. The students practice speaking, listening, and presentation skills while getting to know the most fascinating aspects of New York.
American Culture Through Film
Intermediate. Students explore American culture by looking at excerpts from movies and television episodes. Class discussions enable students to practice their speaking skills using the vocabulary introduced in the films.
Intermediate. Students learn the basic techniques needed to produce correct sounds. Students are taught how to form consonant and vowel sounds. Individual and common pronunciation problems are addressed. The teacher will show each student how to make accurate sounds and will correct common pronunciation problems. Other students in the class will give feedback as well.
Advanced. Students practice the 'music' of English. Students analyze how intonation, or the pitch of their voice, carries meaning. Students also learn the importance of word and sentence stress to being understood. Studying the rhythm of English helps students speak more clearly and fluently.
Advanced. Students increase their English fluency through the mastery of idioms. Students practice idioms by using news reports, radio programs, songs, role play exercises, presentations, magazines, and advertisements.
AMERICAN BUSINESS CULTURE / CASE STUDIES
Advanced. These complementary courses will help you understand American business culture and give you a framework for analyzing aspects of that culture. As a result, you will be equipped to navigate the American business environment, MBA programs, and be better prepared to succeed in your business careers.
Advanced. This course is designed for students who wish to improve their overall ability to speak publicly in English in classrooms, meetings, presentations and formal situations. Students aim to gain personal confidence in speaking in front of an audience; to incorporate appropriate and effective body language; to use a wide array of linguistic techniques for presenting, negotiating conversations, and responding to questions; and improve fluency, intonation, and pronunciation.
GRAMMAR FOR SPEAKING AND WRITING
Advanced. In this course, students will focus on problematic grammar areas that may be impeding fluent expression in both English speaking and writing. A special emphasis will be placed on grammatical accuracy for verbal communication in context. This course will look at the functions of verbal communication and identify the grammar needed to communicate within those functions.
Advanced. This course is designed for students who plan to take the iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Students will learn the format, typical questions and effective strategies to successfully take the test.
Advanced. This course is designed for students who plan to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Students will learn the format, typical questions and common tricks found on the test. The course will offer practice in the different sections of the test, including critical reasoning, reading comprehension, data sufficiency, problem-solving and sentence correction.
Advanced. This course is designed for students who plan to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students will learn the format, typical questions and common tricks found on the test. The course will offer practice in the different sections of the GRE including the Verbal Section, the Quantitative Section, Analytical Writing Section, the Issue Task, and the Argument Task.
- Small interactive class
- Professional native English speaking faculty
- Academic advisement
- Certificate available by request
- Full use of University facilities
View the English Language Institute tuition fees.
Please note that the English Language Institute only accepts online Form I-20 applications for our Intensive and Pre-Academic English programs.
- Form I-20 Application (Fall 2017-Summer 2018 programs)
- Part-time Visitor Application (Fall 2017-Summer 2018 programs)
For more information, please contact the English Language Institute at New York City Campus.
Phone: (212) 346-1562