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English Language Institute

Test Preparation Program (NYC)

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New York State, all Pace University classes will be online until at least June 1, 2020.  All courses listed below will be online.  Please message us at eli@pace.edu with any questions.


The English Language Institute in New York City offers a range of preparation courses for language-related tests.

Course Descriptions

IELTS Preparation

IELTS is an international standardized test accepted in Australia, UK, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. This seven-week course is designed for intermediate and advanced students who need specific test-taking strategies for the IELTS exam. The course will include strategies for all sections of the exam (reading, writing, listening, and an in-person interview). Students will become familiar with the procedures, timing, tasks, and scoring through weekly practice and feedback on their performance.

Weekday Course

Earn 28 hours for 7-week course (Fall I, II, Spring I, II) | 24 hours for 6-week course (Summer I, II)

Dates: Spring II 2020 (March 23-May 8, 2020)
Days: Friday
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Classroom: Online
Au Pair Price: $235 for 7-weeks

Apply online*

*Placement test required.


TOEFL Preparation

Available on weekdays and Saturdays, this course prepares you to reach your TOEFL score goals by getting practice with every section of the internet-based TOEFL test (TOEFL iBT) including grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening, speaking and test taking strategies. More than 9,000 universities and colleges in over 130 countries accept or require a TOEFL score. In addition, many employers require a TOEFL score as a condition for employment. Don’t miss this opportunity to boost your resume or CV. At the end of the course, students can register with ETS to take the internet-based TOEFL iBT test.

Weekday Course

Earn 28 hours for 7-week course (Fall I, II, Spring I, II) | 24 hours for 6-week course (Summer I, II)

Dates: Spring II 2020 (March 23-May 8, 2020)
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 2:25pm - 4:25pm
Classroom: Online
Au Pair Price: $235 for 7-weeks

Apply online*

Saturday Course

Earn 18 hours for 7-week course

Dates: Spring II 2020 (March 23-May 9, 2020)
Days: Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Classroom: Online
Price: $205**
Registration deadline: March 26, 2020
Register here

NOTE: This seven-week course requires a textbook for at-home practice tests and in-class activities. The course fee does not include the price of the textbook.

The Complete Guide to the TOEFL Test, iBT edition

Bruce Rogers – Heinle Cengage Learning - 2007

ISBN: 978-1-4130-2303-9

*Placement test required.

**Price is subject to change without notice.


Features

  • 18-28 hour courses
  • Small interactive class
  • Professional native English speaking faculty
  • Academic advisement
  • Certificate available by request
  • No registration or test fee
  • Full use of University facilities
  • Au pair students earning hours towards their education requirement may register for an additional research assignment

Registration

All registration and payment for courses is done online.

If you have already taken a class (Weekend, Evening, Saturday, Weekday, or TOEFL Blast) with us before, you already have a university account. You MUST activate the account before registering for a new course. Please DO NOT create a new account. Please read the Online Registration Instruction including the Account Activation (PDF). Multiple accounts will make it difficult to verify classes you took for your credit hour requirement. If you get "Duplicate Course" message, please call (212) 346-1562 or email the English Language Institute.


Location

All classes meet at the Pace University NYC campus in downtown Manhattan, either in the main building at 1 Pace Plaza or at 163 William Street.


Attendance Policy

Please note we are a non-credit program. After finishing classes, students will receive a certificate from Pace that confirms the number of hours they attended during the session. Minimum 85% attendance is required to receive a certificate for the full number of course hours. Any students who attend less than 85% will receive a certificate for the exact number of hours that they attended.


Payment and Tuition Cancellation Policy

Notification of your intent to cancel or withdraw from a course must be submitted by email to the ELI. Depending on the course, you may also be required to submit a "Registration Action Form" to the Office of Student Assistance. If the correct procedure is not followed, you will not receive a refund and you will receive an F for the course at the end of the term.

Please read our detailed tuition cancellation policy for further information on refund eligibility.


ID Policies

6/7-week Program Students who register by the registration deadline will receive a Pace University ID card on their first day of class. Students who register after the registration deadline will receive a Pace University ID card at their second class.


Course Completion Policy

Students who have earned a final grade of 60% or higher are considered to have successfully completed a course. Students who successfully complete any course at the English Language Institute are eligible to receive certification for the hours attended. Please read the certificate policy below for certificate eligibility.


Certificate of Attendance Policy

Please note we are a non-credit program. After successfully completing a class (see above course completion policy), students will receive a certificate from Pace that confirms the number of hours they attended during the session. Minimum 85% attendance is required to receive a certificate for the full number of course hours. Any students who attend less than 85% will receive a certificate for the exact number of hours that they attended. Students who receive a final grade below 60% in any course are considered to have failed the course and are not be eligible for a certificate and will forfeit any hours attended. Certificate will be sent by email within 2 business days of course completion.


Withdrawal Policy

Students who stop attending a class in progress may officially withdraw by sending a message to the English Language Institute eli@pace.edu within 48 hours of the last attended class. Students in good academic standing (class average of 60% or higher) who officially withdraw may receive a certificate confirming actual hours attended. Students who are not in good academic standing at the time of withdrawal or who do not officially withdraw within 48 hours of the last attended class will forfeit any hours attended. An official withdrawal will result in a grade of “W” on University records and academic transcripts. Please see the tuition cancellation policy for refund eligibility.


For more information, Please contact the English Language Institute New York City Campus.

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Phone: (212) 346-1562