Language Institute offers intensive English
instruction for international students and
professionals. The program is comprehensive.
It covers all aspects of the language, including
speaking, listening, reading and writing.
The focus is on developing the facility
and confidence needed in academic, professional
and social situations.
The College is set on
a large campus with woodlands and open
spaces in Staten Island. Its attractive
facilities include technologically advanced
laboratories, a sports and recreation
center and a center for the performing
and creative arts.
Staten Island is a quiet,
mostly residential section of New York
City, twenty-five minutes by ferry from
Manhattan. Our students have easy access
to the rich cultural life of the City.
typically cost $3,000 and begin in February
and September. Nine-week sessions typically
cost $2,000 begin in March, June and October.
20 hours of classroom instruction per
Highly qualified instructors
Introduction to U.S. life
Field trips to New York City cultural
institutions and events
Facilitated admission into the College
of Staten Island
The English Language Institute is a
member of the American Association of
Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).
Arrival welcome program is available
for an additional fee: included are
airport pickup, homestays with American
families, an introduction to the community
and special cultural opportunities in
New York and the regions.
Customized programs are
designed upon request. The Center can
contract with an educational institution,
commercial enterprise, government agency
or other entity to bring individual or
small groups to the College of Staten
Island for a course in Intensive English,
training in a specialized field, and/or
introduction to American culture, government
in American Language and Culture
program is designed to introduce trainees
to American culture, government and education
and to enhance their English language
ability. Through formal academic programs,
visits to public and private institutions,
and social events with Americans in informal
settings, the participants will become
more acquainted with individual Americans
and with the American way of life. As
requested, special topics can be built
into the program.
COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND:
College of Staten Island is part of the
City University of New York, a large public
university. It is located in the most
suburban of the five boroughs (sections)
of New York City on a beautiful, new campus.
The College offers degrees at the associate
(two years), bachelor (four years) and
graduate levels in a variety of fields.
An intensive English Language Institute
prepares students for full-time study.
The College is known for its commitment
to international education and has an
array of international partnerships and
programs around the world. The College
of Staten Island Center for International
Service frequently trains educational
advisers from foreign institutions and
Island offers a quiet and beautiful suburban
atmosphere close to the exciting urban
center of Manhattan. The Island is about
four times the size of Manhattan and has
a population of 400,000. It is noted for
its parks and recreational areas, in addition
to several notable cultural sites. Manhattan
and other "boroughs" of New
York City are easily accessible by public
Participants will be tested
and interviewed upon their arrival at
the College. Based on the results of the
tests and interviews, the participants
will be placed in the English Language
Institute at the appropriate level. The
program includes classes in grammar, reading
and free-writing and communication skills.
An American cultural component is built
into the curriculum.
If an intensive English
course is not necessary (due to advanced
English ability), they will participate
in American studies and government classes
at the College.
In addition, briefings
on topics in American culture, education,
business and government will be delivered
by selected faculty members. Discussions
and seminars will enable participants
to integrate the information received.
Field trips will include
visits to sites of professional and cultural
interest. As an introduction to New York
City, participants will be taken on tours
of Manhattan and Staten Island. These
will provide an overview of the people,
institutions, sites and culture of the
City. Visits will also be arranged to
museums and other cultural institutions.
The goal of these visits will be to introduce
the resources of New York City and how
to use them effectively.
arrangements will be made for participants.
This will enable them to get a first-hand
view of how Americans live. This local
housing will be accessible to the College
by public transportation.
and dinner may be taken in the homes where
the participants are staying. Other meals
can be obtained in the College cafeteria
or in restaurants on Staten Island and
elsewhere at a reasonable cost.
Participants will be met
at the airport and driven to their homestay
homes. Other local travel will be by public
transportation on buses and trains. Buses
and trains cost $2.00 each way or $4.00
for a round trip. The Staten Island Ferry
connecting Staten Island to Manhattan
is free. A transportation card for daily
round-trip transportation can be provided
to each participant.
insurance is mandatory and included in
the cost of the program.
specific program design and number of
participants will determine the exact
program cost. The cost includes instruction,
field trips and cultural activities, transportation,
insurance, accommodations, airport transfers