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English Language Institute

Pre-Undergraduate Program

The Curriculum

The Pre-Undergraduate program is a 12 (Summer) or 14 (Spring/Fall) week program.

Pre-Academic Skills (9 hours per week)

This course simulates a college classroom in order to provide the skills necessary to succeed in an academic setting. Students write an American-style research paper, learn academic reading skills and test-taking strategies, as well as listen effectively and take notes during an academic lecture.

Pre-Academic Communication Skills: (5 hours per week)

Students learn and practice skills for group discussions and class presentations. Students work on real graduate projects, and use their new skill to organize, research, and deliver professional presentations.

Grammar for Speaking  and Writing (4 hours per week)

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.


New York City Campus Tuition Fees

Note that the fee structure is for the Pre-Undergraduate Courses: Academic Writing, Academic Study Skills.

View the English Language Institute tuition fees.

Undergraduate Admission at Pace University

The TOEFL requirement will be waived for students who successfully complete the Pre-Undergraduate program (for prospective Pace Undergraduate students only) and are academically qualified. ELI Students will apply to the Undergraduate Admission department before the completion of the Pre-Undergraduate program.

While attending ELI, students can receive assistance with undergraduate applications. An advisor will review the following documents:

  • Completed application for errors
  • Personal essay

**The TOEFL waiver does not apply to students that have already been accepted to the Pace Global Pathways Program.