College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

The Center for International Service
English Language Institute
Why Study at the English Language institute
in Staten Island, New York
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Staten Islanders have the best of urban and suburban worlds by commuting.
Why not you?

Before the Verrazano Bridge was opened in 1964, Staten Island was known for fishing, farming, and parkland. Today it is a desirable place to live for people who work in Manhattan and other boroughs of New York City and adjacent New Jersey. Staten Island residents commute to Manhattan by car; by the ferry, which takes twenty-five minutes to go to the southern end of Manhattan; and by express bus; which takes an hour to go to mid-town Manhattan.

The English Language Institute (ELI) at the College of Staten Island offers programs in English and Cultural Orientation to international students, professional and business people, visitors, and members of the local community.

ELI provides a supportive environment for language learning: small classes, individual attention, highly qualified faculty, and innovative teaching approaches help students acquire confidence and develop fluency and accuracy in English in an efficient and enjoyable way. Through special focus classes, field trips, and visits to the unique cultural institutions of New York City, students receive an orientation to American culture and an introduction to the US system of higher education. Programs are offered at all levels of proficiency, from beginner to advanced. Courses are designed to address the needs of students who require English for academic, professional, or personal reasons.

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