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English Language Institute

Intensive English Program

CORONAVIRUS/ COVID-19 UPDATE

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all Intensive English classes during the spring 2021 semester are offered online.  Summer semester courses starting June 2021 are available in-person at the New York City campus and online.

Please message us at eli@pace.edu with any questions.


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, you can create your own program of study by choosing from a menu of courses. F-1 students must enroll in a minimum of 18 hours per week (4 Intensive English classes).

The ELI offers Intermediate-Upper Intermediate level courses. It may take 7 or 14 weeks to complete each level (6 or 12 weeks in the summer terms).


Course Descriptions

Conversation and Listening

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.

Hours/ week: 5 (2.5 with teacher and 2.5 self-paced)
Days: Classes with teacher* are Wednesday. Students will work independently with instructor support an additional 2.5 hours per week.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Grammar and Writing

Learn grammar in the context of your own writing and through controlled exercises from the textbook. Learn how to correct your mistakes and improve your writing by editing and revising your papers.

Hours/ week: 5 (2.5 with teacher and 2.5 self-paced)
Days: Classes with teacher* are Monday. Students will work independently with instructor support an additional 2.5 hours per week.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Reading and Vocabulary

Learn different reading strategies and skills to increase vocabulary and reading comprehension. Read a variety of newspaper and magazine articles, novels and stories, and academic texts to learn how to apply these strategies and skills.

Hours/ week: 4 (2 with teacher and 2 self-paced)
Days: Classes with teacher* are Tuesday. Students will work independently with instructor support an additional 2 hours per week.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Public Speaking

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. You will view good and poor examples of public speaking, analyze them, and learn what makes a good public speaking performance and practice each of those skills individually and as a whole.

In this course, you will:

  • Recognize and adopt techniques and strategies used by successful public speakers.
  • Gain personal confidence in speaking in front of an audience (small group and whole class).
  • Incorporate appropriate and effective body language.
  • Use a wide array of linguistic techniques for presenting, negotiating conversations, and responding to questions.
  • Vary your language choices for formal vs informal situations and diverse audiences.
  • Improve persuasion techniques, expression of opinions, and conveying agreement/disagreement.
  • Enhance and improve fluency, intonation, and pronunciation.

Start Dates: June and July, 2021
Hours/ week: 4 (2 with teacher and 2 self-paced)
Days: Classes with teacher* are Thursday. Students will work independently with instructor support an additional 2 hours per week.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

* Classes with teacher are either online with the instructor or in person. Online classes are recorded. Schedule subject to change without notice.

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Features

  • Mix of live online classes and self-paced lessons
  • Online 'live' classes are recorded for maximum flexibility
  • Professional faculty
  • Interactive classes
  • Academic advisement
  • Certificate available by request
  • Full use of University facilities

Tuition Fees

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Registration

Please note that the English Language Institute only accepts online Form I-20 applications for our Intensive and Pre-Academic English programs.

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For more information, please contact the English Language Institute.

Email: eli@pace.edu
Phone: (212) 346-1562