Intensive Program

Whether you study English to improve your academic success, achieve your career goals, or simply improve your life, the English Language Institute's course of study can help. Learn the essentials of grammar and writing; improve listening, speaking and pronunciation skills; enhance your vocabulary through reading; and prepare for the TOEFL test.

With the help of an advisor, students create a 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.

Classes are held at Graduate Center, White Plains, NY, which is conviniently located near the White Plains Station.

There are three levels in the Westchester campus. Students will remain in a level until ready to move up. This may take more than one session of 7 weeks (6 weeks in the summer terms) to complete each level. Instructors target their lessons to student needs as their skills develop within each level. 

  • 060 - Low Intermediate
  • 070 - High Intermediate
  • 080 - Advanced
  • 090 - Pre-graduate and Pre-Undergraduate

See   Westchester Intensive English Flyer and the Direction to the Graduate Center

Get the directions to the Graduate Center from your house.

Get the transit (bus, MetroNorth) directions.

Graduate Center Parking Map

 

 

Course Offerings and Descriptions 

Grammar and Writing

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. Advanced students prepare a short research paper.

Reading and Vocabulary

Students learn different reading strategies and skills to increase vocabulary and 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.

Oral Skills

Students learn to speak accurately and communicate clearly. They improve grammar, pronunciation, choice of vocabulary, and level of formality in spoken English. Students make presentations on a variety of subjects and learn appropriate body language as well as pacing.

Conversation and Listening

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

English Skills Workshop

Students learn English for everyday use.

TOEFL Prep course is offered in the Saturday ESL Program.

 

Program and Placement Test Dates

2013-2014 Acadmic Year

Session  DATES PLACEMENT TEST DATES
Fall I 2013 (7 weeks) September 4 - October 22 8/27, 28, 29, 30, 9/3 at 9:30am
Fall II 2013 (7 weeks) October 23 -December 13 10/16, 17, 18, 21, 22 at 9:30am
Spring I 2014 (7 weeks) January 27 - March 14 1/20, 21, 22, 23, 24 at 9:30am
Spring II 2014 (7 weeks) March 24 - May 9 3/20 at 10:00am
Summer I 2014 (6 weeks) May 27 - July 3 5/22 at 10:00am, Room 312
Summer II 2014 (6 weeks) July 7 - August 14 7/2 at 10:00am, Room 310

 

2014-2015 Academic Year

Session  DATES PLACEMENT TEST DATES Holidays
Fall I 2014 (7 weeks) September 3 - October 21 8/27 at 10:00am No classes on 9/25 (Rosh Hashanah).  Classes will be made up
Fall II 2014 (7 weeks) October 22 -December 11 10/17 at 10:00am No classes on 11/26 and 27 (Thanksgiving recess)
Winter 2015 (3 Weeks) January 6 - January 22 1/5 at 10:00am No classes 1/19 (Martin Luther King JR Day).  45-hour program

Spring I 2015 (7 weeks)

January 26 - March 12

1/22 at 10:00am

No classes on 2/16 (President's Day).  Classes will be made up.
Spring II 2015 (7 weeks) March 23 - May 7 3/13 at 10:00am  
 
Summer I 2015 (6 weeks) May 26 - July 2 5/21 at 10:00am Monday classes will be made up.
 
Summer II 2015 (6 weeks) July 6 - August 13 7/1 at 10:00am  
 

2014-2015 Class Schedules Full time students are required to take 18 hours/week and more.

 White Plains

 Days

 Hours

 

2013-2015Fees 6wks/7wks

(fees are subject to change without notice, and the schedules are subject to change)

 Grammar and Writing

 M, W

9:05am -10:55am

 4hrs/wk

$471/$551

 Reading and Vocabulary

 M, W

11:15am-1:05pm

 4hrs/wk

$471/$551

 Oral Skills

 T, Th

9:05am-10:55am 

 4hrs/wk

$471/$551

 Conversation and Listening

 T, Th

11:15am-1:05pm

 4hrs/wk

$471/$551

 English Skills Workshop

 T or Th

1:30pm - 4:00pm

 2.5hrs/wk 

$295/$345
 

General Institution Fee (GIF)

The General Institution Fee (GIF) is a mandatory fee assessed by Pace University each time a student registers for classes. The fee provides access to the gymnasium, swimming pool, computer resource centers, all Pace University lirbaries and databses services. The GIF fee also contributes to the maintenance of Pace facilities.

The GIF fee is calculated by the number of hours that students study per 3/6/7 week term.

2014-2015 Acadmic Year

Contact hrs/Week 3-or 4-week GIF 6- or 7-week GIF
2-6 $35 $69
8-10 $50 $100
12-16 $67 $133
18 or more $95 $190

 

Mandatory Health Insurance (F-1 Students only)

All F-1 International students at Pace University must purchase health insurance at the time of registration. If you would like to use your own health insurance policy, you must submit a copy of your policy in English and US Dollars.

Information on Health insurance premium, plan summary, and waiver request process
 

Late Fee

The late registration fee of $110 is assessed to all students that do not register and pay for their ELI classes by a designated due date.

 
 
If you would like to pay with your credit card, or if somebody else is paying for you with his/her credit card, please use the credit card authorization form.
 
Please read Payment Policy including our refund policy.

For more information, Please  contact the English Language Institute at Westchester Campus.

 

Phone 914-773-3820
E-mail eliwc@pace.edu
Address

Kessel Student Center 200B

861 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, New York 10570