English Language institute


The English Language Institute (ELI) of Pace University offers noncredit English language
instruction and academic support to students whose first language is not English. Courses are
offered at the New York City and Westchester (Pleasantville and White Plains) campuses. New
students (undergraduate and graduate) may be placed in ELI courses in their first semester
depending on the results of the University's English placement tests. The placement results
determine which ELI courses and how many credit-bearing courses, if any, the student may take. Matriculated students placed in ELI must pass the ELI courses in order to continue in their degree program the following semester.

ELI courses are also open to non-matriculated students who wish to improve their English skills. Students select courses according to their goals and interests and then are placed in an appropriate level. Intensive English courses are offered at three levels and emphasize mastery of English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in the context of American culture. Course materials are drawn from a wide variety of sources including the popular media. Students may wish to take one or more of the following core courses: Grammar and Writing, Reading and Vocabulary, Oral Skills, Conversation and Listening, or Pronunciation. Additional courses offered as electives include TOEFL Preparation, GMAT Preparation, American Law and Culture, and American Business Culture. The New York and Westchester campuses may offer somewhat different courses.

Students at an advanced level may choose among three ELI tracks: the Intensive English Program, the Pre-Undergraduate Program, or the Pre-Graduate Program. The Pre-Undergraduate Program and the Pre-Graduate Program are designed for students who are about to enter a degree program or who plan to apply to a degree program at Pace or elsewhere. Students develop the English skills required for academic success in the United States. Students increase their fluency in English by studying a variety of academic topics using authentic materials and videotaped lectures. They learn research skills, write academic papers, practice taking notes, learn test-taking strategies, and make oral presentations.

For more information about ELI courses, dates, and fees, visit www.pace.edu/eli or contact the
English Language Institute at:
New York City Campus - One Pace Plaza (212) 346–1562 eli@pace.edu
Pleasantville Campus – Kessel Student Center (914) 773–3820 eliwc@pace.edu