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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 will be online for 2020.

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 Description

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.

American Culture and Media

Gain insight into American culture, practice and acquire English by viewing and analyzing different genres of film and other audio-visual based media.  You will use learning strategies and methods to gain insight into cultural norms in the United States, acquire vocabulary, practice pronunciation, listen more attentively, engage in discussion and write reviews.

In this course, you will:

  • Identify and evaluate cultural references found in films and other audio-visual based media
  • Acquire slang, idiomatic expressions, and other informal language
  • Acquire topic specific vocabulary and use this flexibly with other topics and in other contexts
  • Outline, summarize and provide a critical review of a feature length film
  • Participate and lead class discussions over movies and audio-video media
  • Recognize and produce pronunciation features such as intonation, word and sentence stress, reduced and connected speech

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 online with the instructor. These 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