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English Language Institute

Career Skills Development Series


In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the courses listed below can all be taken online. 

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Two-day weekend courses and two-week self-paced online courses that have been specially created to give you additional skills and knowledge helpful to start your career oo take your career to the next level.

A variety of useful topics are available.

Courses are designed for local future and early-career professionals, international students and au pairs.

Each course is 20 hours. There is an optional additional research assignment (for an additional 20 hours) if you wish to delve deeper into a topic. 

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2-week Intensive Courses

Courses are fully online and self-paced

The courses will take approximately 10 hours each week to complete. During most of the course, students will participate in activities that can be done individually and on the student's own schedule. Students may also participate in activities that take place at the same time with other students and instructor through live class sessions.

Optional live class sessions with the instructor are also available. These are not mandatory, but are meant to enhance the learning experience. The times for these sessions are arranged by the instructor on the first day of the course.

New Approaches to Digital Marketing and Social Media

digital mediaGain insights into how to use social media for digital marketing and for career advancement.  Topics include building online communities, how to engage audiences through video and messaging, and how to use professional social platforms to gain recognition and network in a competitive online environment.

November 2-15, 2020

Learn more and register for the Digital Marketing and Social Media course

Professional Writing Skills

Gprofessional writingain insights into how writing is implemented in the work place. Topics include  how to write resumes, cover letters, reports, memos, and professional emails.

November 9-22, 2020

Learn more and register for the Professional Writing Skills course

Excellence in Education

excellence in educationGain insights into a career in education. Topics include an overview of the teaching profession, the necessary tools that all new teachers need, strategies for immediate classroom success, effective lesson planning.

November 30 - December 13, 2020

Learn more and register for the Excellence in Education course

Leadership Workshop: Unlock your Inner Leader

leadership workshopGain insights into effective leadership. Topics include the qualities of a good leader, techniques for building and leading teams, developing executive presence, and establishing credibility as a speaker.

December 7-20, 2020

Learn more and register for the Leadership Workshop

Weekend Intensive Courses

Weekend courses are not available in Fall 2020.

Upcoming Courses

Course Date* Campus*
Topic TBD January 11-24, 2021 Online
Topic TBD January 18-31, 2021 Online

Submit our Class Interest Form** to be notified when registration for these classes is available.

*Price, dates and class formats are subject to change without notice.
**Course subject may change without notice.

Previous Courses

Below are previous Career Skills Development courses. These courses may be available in future sessions. Submit our Class Interest Form to be notified when registration for these classes is available.


  • Gain skills and knowledge that will help you in your career
  • 20-40 hours
  • Flexible study options
  • Professional faculty
  • Academic advisement
  • Certificate available by request
  • No registration or test fee
  • Full use of University facilities (in-person classes)

For more information, please contact the English Language Institute

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Phone: (212) 346-1562