ELI Online Intensive English Program

ELI Online Intensive English Program

Applications are still open!!!

Fall 2020: August 24 - December 10 (Online)

Spring 2021: January 19 - May 14

Summer 1 - 2021: June 1 - July 8

Summer 2 - 2021: July 12 - August 19

Fall 2021: August 23 - December 10



Apply now: elistudy@csi.cuny.edu

English Language Institute - College of Staten Island/CUNY - ELI Online English program
 
ELI Online Programs available:

1. Full-time: ELI Online Intensive English Program (Reading/Writing/Grammar/TOEFL/Conversation)
2. Part-time: Reding/Writing/Grammar/TOEFL or Conversation

Full/Part-time features:

  • Duration: 6-week summer program (summer)
  • Duration: 16-week semester program (semester)
  • Days: Tuesday to Friday (semester) & Monday to Thursday (summer)
  • Summer Schedule: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm / 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm (New York time)
  • Semester Schedule: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm / 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm (New York time)

Cost:

  • Summer Full-time: US$ 50 Registration Fee + US$ 1,080 Tuition Fee
  • Summer Part-time: US$ 50 Registration Fee + US$ 540 Tuition Fee
  • Semester Full-time: US$ 50 Registration Fee + US$ 2,880 Tuition Fee
  • Summer Part-time: US$ 50 Registration Fee + US$ 1,440 Tuition Fee

Contact Information

English Language Institute
Center for Global Engagement
Building 2A, Room 206
Phone : 718.982.2100
Contact Via Email

ELI office hours

Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
English Language Institute - College of Staten Island/CUNY - ELI Online English program
 
ELI Online Programs available:

1. Full-time: ELI Online Intensive English Program (Reading/Writing/Grammar/TOEFL/Conversation)
2. Part-time: Reding/Writing/Grammar/TOEFL or Conversation
3.  TOEFL only: $45 two-hour session

ELI Online English Program Summary chart

ITEM

Online Intensive English Program

(Full-time)

Reading/Writing/Grammar/TOEFL

(Part-time)

Conversation

(Part-time)

Terms

Summer 1

Summer 2

Fall

Spring

Summer 1

Summer 2

Fall

Spring

Summer 1

Summer 2

Fall

Spring

Dates

Fall 2020: August 24 - December 10

Spring 2021: January 19 - May 14

Summer 1 - 2021: June 1 – July 8

Summer 2 - 2021: July 12 – August 19

Fall 2021: August 23 - December 10

Fall 2020: August 24 - December 10

Spring 2021: January 19 - May 14

Summer 1 - 2021: June 1 – July 8

Summer 2 - 2021: July 12 – August 19

Fall 2021: August 23 - December 10

Fall 2020: August 24 - December 10

Spring 2021: January 19 - May 14

Summer 1 - 2021: June 1 – July 8

Summer 2 - 2021: July 12 – August 19

Fall 2021: August 23 - December 10

Schedule

Morning

Semester: Tuesday to Friday

Summer: Monday to Thursday

Summer: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Semester: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

 

Evening

Semester: Tuesday to Friday

Summer: Monday to Thursday

Summer: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Semester: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Morning

Semester: Tuesday to Friday

Summer: Monday to Thursday

Summer/Semester: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Evening

Semester: Tuesday to Friday

Summer: Monday to Thursday

Summer/Semester: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Morning

Semester: Tuesday to Friday

Summer: Monday to Thursday

Summer: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Semester: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

 

Evening

Semester: Tuesday to Friday

Summer: Monday to Thursday

Summer: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Semester: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Courses

Reading/Writing/Grammar/TOEFL/

Conversation
Reading/Writing/Grammar/TOEFL Conversation
Hours

Summer: 18 hours per week – 108 hours in total in 6 weeks

Semester: 18 hours per week – 288 hours in total in 16 weeks

Summer: 8 hours per week – 48 hours in total in 6 weeks

Semester: 8 hours per week – 128 hours in total in 16 weeks

Summer: 10 hours per week – 60 hours in total in 6 weeks

Semester: 10 hours per week – 160 hours in total in 16 weeks
Cost

$50 registration

Summer: $ 1,080 tuition fee (6 weeks)

Semester: $ 2,880 tuition fee (16 weeks)

Students need to pay in full

$50 registration

Summer: $ 540 tuition fee (6 weeks)

Semester: $ 1,440 tuition fee (16 weeks)

Students need to pay in full

$50 registration

Summer: $ 540 tuition fee (6 weeks)

Semester: $ 1,440 tuition fee (16 weeks)

Students need to pay in full

 

 

1. Full-time program

Online Intensive English Program

The ELI Online Intensive English Program is offered to students who would like to focus on reading and writing skills, grammar lessons, a TOEFL test preparation, and a conversation course. The 6-week and 16-week programs will have 4 lessons (sessions) per week, four and a half (semester or summer) hours per day, from Tuesday to Friday (semester) and Monday to Thursday (summer), in the morning or in the evening.

Program content

This program is ideal for students who would like to improve writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills from the comfort of their home. Teachers will discuss several topics, build vocabulary, writing strategies, grammar rules in context, conversation skills, pronunciation, and a short workshop with a TOEFL test preparation, which will allow students to take the digital TOEFL ITP test at the end of the term.

Program calendar

The program will run during 6 (summer) or 16 (semester) weeks. Students need to register and pay per term.

  • Fall 2020: August 24 - December 10, 2020
  • Spring 2021: January 19 - May 14
  • Summer 1 - 2021: June 1 – July 8, 2021
  • Summer 2 - 2021: July 12 – August 19, 2021
  • Fall 2021: August 23 - December 10, 2021

Program total hours

During summer, classes will have four and a half (4.5) hours of duration per day with a total of sixteen (18) hours per week and 108 total hours in 6 weeks. During the semester, classes will have four and a half (4.5) hours of duration per day with a total of eighteen (18) hours per week and 288 total hours in 16 weeks.

Schedule

During summer, the class schedule will be from Monday to Thursday, and two groups available, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm or from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm (New York time). ELI will open one schedule in the morning and one in the evening.

During the semester, the class schedule will be from Tuesday to Friday, and two groups available, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm or from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm (New York time). ELI will open one schedule in the morning and one in the evening.

Levels

Different levels will be offered: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. If more than fifteen students are registered in one level, a second group will be opened provided that it meets the minimum number of students.

Courses

The courses will be Reading & Writing, Grammar, TOEFL, and Conversation taught as shown in the schedule below:

Summer Morning schedule (New York time)

Time/Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 am to 11:00 am Reading/Writing Grammar Reading/Writing TOEFL
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Conversation Conversation Conversation Conversation

 

Summer Evening schedule (New York time)

Time/Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reading/Writing Grammar Reading/Writing TOEFL
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Conversation Conversation Conversation Conversation

 

Semester Morning schedule (New York time)

Time/Days Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 am to 11:00 am Reading/Writing Grammar Reading/Writing TOEFL
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Conversation Conversation Conversation Conversation

 

Semester Evening schedule (New York time)

Time/Days Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reading/Writing Grammar Reading/Writing TOEFL
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Conversation Conversation Conversation Conversation

 

Books

Books will not be mandatory, but students are free to purchase them if they want. Teachers will work with topics according to the academic curricula provided by the ELI academic area.

Platform

The program will use Zoom with a live video where the teacher will share different activities to make the program communicative. Students will need to have an active camera and working audio to participate in the program. The program will be a synchronous course and students can connect considering the time difference in their own countries.

Class size

The maximum per group will be fifteen (15) students.

Digital TOEFL ITP

Students will take the digital TOEFL ITP test proctored by their teacher. Students will immediately know their score as soon as they finish the evaluation. The score will allow them to apply to any CUNY school degree.

Certificate

Students will have a digital ELI certificate at the end of the term. The certificate will have the CUNY and CSI logos.

IMPORTANT: In order to apply to any CUNY school degree, students need to register full time in the ELI Online Intensive English Program. Students registered part-time will not be able to apply to any CUNY school degree. New F-1 students need to complete 22 contact-hours per week during summer and 18 contact hours during a semester.

Cost

The program will have a total cost of US$ 1,080 per summer term and US$ 2,880 per semester term as tuition fee. Students need to pay an additional US$50 registration fee before starting the program. Students will need to pay $1,080 or $ 2,880 upfront as tuition fee. The program does not allow to pay per week or with a payment plan.

  • Registration fee: US$ 50.00
  • Summer (1 or 2) Tuition fee: US$ 1,080.00 (same fee for US citizens or residents or international students)
  • Semester Tuition fee: US$ 2,880.00 (same fee for US citizens or residents or international students)
  • Summer (1 or 2) Total: US$ 1,130.00
  • Semester Total: US$ 2,930.00
  • I-20 Document Processing Fee: US$ 100.00 (F-1 students only)

Payment

Students can pay with a credit card, bank wire transfer or with an online payment platform*. Bank commissions or fees for overseas bank wire transfers are not included in the tuition fee. The student is responsible for covering these fees.

Bank payment:

  • Bank name: Citibank
  • Routing #: 021000089
  • Swift Code #: CITIUS33 (for international bank transfers)
  • Account Name:  CUNY College of Staten Island Departmental Receipts
  • Bank Account #: 006792727415

* Pending of confirmation

Refund

The $50 registration fee and the $100 Document Processing Fee are non-refundable. Students are entitled to have a 100% tuition fee refund before the program starts. There are no refunds once the program starts.

 

2. Part-time program

Reading/Writing/Grammar/TOEFL or Conversation

The ELI Online Intensive English Program may be taken as a part-time program. Students can take half the program, which means either Reading, Writing, Grammar, and TOEFL or Conversation. The part-time program will be offered to students who would like to focus on the specific skills offered by the courses. The 6-week or 16-week part-time program will have two or two and a half hours per day, from Tuesday to Friday (semester) and from Monday to Thursday (summer), in the morning or in the evening.

Program content

This program is ideal for students who would like to improve either their passive (reading and writing) skills or active (speaking) skills from the comfort of their home. Teachers will discuss several topics depending on each course such as reading comprehension skills, academic writing, grammar rules, building vocabulary, improving pronunciation, fluency, expressing opinions based on critical thinking, and other aspects of communications.

Program calendar

The program will run during 6 (summer) or 16 (semester) weeks. Students need to register and pay per term.

  • Fall 2020: August 24 - December 10, 2020
  • Spring 2021: January 19 - May 14
  • Summer 1 - 2021: June 1 – July 8, 2021
  • Summer 2 - 2021: July 12 – August 19, 2021
  • Fall 2021: August 23 - December 10, 2021

Program total hours

  • Summer: Reading/Writing/Grammar/TOEFL: Part-time classes will have two hours of duration with a total of eight (08) hours per week and 48 hours in 6 weeks.
  • Summer: Conversation: Part-time classes will have two hours of duration with a total of ten (10) hours per week and 60 hours in 6 weeks.
  • Semester: Reading/Writing/Grammar/TOEFL: Part-time classes will have two hours of duration with a total of eight (08) hours per week and 128 hours in 16 weeks.
  • Semester: Conversation: Part-time classes will have two hours and a half of duration with a total of ten (10) hours per week and 160 hours in 16 weeks.

Schedule

During summer, the class schedule will be from Monday to Thursday, and two groups available, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am or 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, or from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm or 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm (New York time). ELI will open one schedule in the morning and one in the evening.

During the semester, the class schedule will be from Tuesday to Friday, and two groups available, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am or 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, or from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm or 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm (New York time). ELI will open one schedule in the morning and one in the evening.

Levels

Different levels will be offered: beginner, intermediate and advanced. If more than fifteen students are registered in one level, a second group will be opened provided that it meets the minimum number of students.

Courses

The course will be either Reading & Writing, Grammar, and TOEFL or Communications taught as shown in the schedule below:

Summer Morning Schedule (New York time)

Time/Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 am to 11:00 am Reading/Writing Grammar Reading/Writing TOEFL
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Conversation Conversation Conversation Conversation

 

Summer Evening Schedule (New York time)

Time/Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reading/Writing Grammar Reading/Writing TOEFL
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Conversation Conversation Conversation Conversation

 

Semester Morning Schedule (New York time)

Time/Days Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 am to 11:00 am Reading/Writing Grammar Reading/Writing TOEFL
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Conversation Conversation Conversation Conversation

 

Semester Evening Schedule (New York time)

Time/Days Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reading/Writing Grammar Reading/Writing TOEFL
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Conversation Conversation Conversation Conversation

Books

Books will not be mandatory, but students are free to purchase them if they want. Teachers will work with topics according to the academic curricula provided by the ELI academic area.

Platform

The program will use Zoom with a live video where the teacher will share different activities to make the program communicative. Students will need to have an active camera and working audio to participate in the program. The program will be a synchronous program and students can connect considering the time difference in their own countries.

Class size

The maximum per group will be fifteen (15) students.

Certificate

Students will have a digital ELI certificate at the end of the term if they take the TOEFL course only. The certificate will have the CUNY and CSI logos. Students who take Conversation only will not be able to take the TOEFL ITP test.

IMPORTANT: In order to apply to any CUNY school degree, students need to register full time in the ELI Online Intensive English Program. Students registered part-time will not be able to apply to any CUNY school degree. New F-1 students need to complete 22 contact-hours per week during summer and 18 contact hours during the semester.

Cost

The part-time program will have a total cost of US$ 540 per summer term and US$ 1,440 per semester term as tuition fee. Students need to pay a US$50 registration fee before starting the program. Students will need to pay $ 540 or $ 1,440 upfront as tuition fee. The program does not allow to pay per week.

  • Registration fee: US$ 50.00
  • Summer (1 or 2) Tuition fee: US$ 540.00 (same fee for US citizens or residents or international students)
  • Semester Tuition fee: US$ 1,440.00 (same fee for US citizens or residents or international students)
  • Total Summer: US$ 590.00
  • Total Semester: US$ 1,490.00
  • I-20 Document Processing Fee: US$ 100.00 (F-1 students only)

Payment

Students can pay with credit card, bank wire transfer or online payment platform*. Bank commissions or fees for overseas bank wire transfers are not included in the tuition fee. The student is responsible for covering these fees.

Bank payment:

  • Bank name: Citibank
  • Routing #: 021000089
  • Swift Code #: CITIUS33 (for international bank transfers)
  • Account Name:  CUNY College of Staten Island Departmental Receipts
  • Bank Account #: 006792727415

* Pending of confirmation

Refund

The $50 registration fee and the $100 document processing fee are non-refundable. Students are entitled to have a 100% tuition fee refund before the program starts. There are no refunds once the program starts.

Basic components of the online curriculum

There are four basic components of the ELI online curriculum: Reading and Writing, Grammar, Communications and TOEFL Workshop (test preparation and skill enhancement).

Reading & Writing

The focus in these online classes is on developing and strengthening students' abilities to read and interpret texts in English and to write for academic or business purposes. This course helps international students prepare for university writing requirements. Writing activities include journals, reports, argumentative essays, literary criticism, and creative writing. The advanced levels also cover research paper formats and style, and electronic media research.
 

Communications (Speaking)

Speaking
In these classes, students develop an ability to communicate in English with ease and confidence, and with acceptable pronunciation. Emphasis is on effective listening and on speaking with increased fluency, accuracy, and vigor. Advanced level students practice the use of cultural cues and appropriate tone and style in discussions, presentations, debates, and interviews. Course content draws upon students' multicultural experiences and explores various aspects of American culture and institutions.
 
Pronunciation
This is one of the most important components of the online English conversation program. With this skill, beginner students will be able to improve their pronunciation skills in order to have comprehensive communication with the correct sounds, intonation, stress, connected speech, enunciation, fluency, accent, etc. Intermediate and advanced students will be able to reduce accent and improve difficult word pronunciation.
 

Grammar

In grammar classes, emphasis is on developing an awareness of and facility in the use of accurate and appropriate structures in spoken and written English. Grammatical forms are practiced in meaningful situations, and students learn to express their ideas clearly and accurately. Classwork and homework assignments stress the interdependence of grammar and communication. Students become aware of all aspects of grammatical structures, including form, meaning, syntax and use.
 

TOEFL

In this online class, students are prepared for exams, such as the TOEFL ITP. Students learn important test taking strategies and improve their overall English proficiency, including their listening, reading and writing skills. The ELI administers an Institutional Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in December, May, June, and August. The course helps students work on effective test-taking strategies while increasing English proficiency. The official TOEFL ITP score will allow students to apply to any CUNY school degree.
 

Online English Placement Test

Students are evaluated before the program starts. The online English placement test does not have any cost and it determines the level of the student at ELI (beginner, intermediate, or advanced). The students will be able to take a 10-minute test and the results will be immediately shown, according to the CEFR proficiency levels (A1 and A2 for beginner, B1 and B2 for intermediate, and C1 and C2 for advanced). ELI will provide a link for the online placement test and the result will be immediately sent to our academic department.
 

Change of level

If students feel they are not in the right level, ELI teachers will report it to the academic area of ELI. If the academic area approves it, the student can change levels. The new teacher(s) will determine if the student fits in the new level. There will be a change-of-level test at no cost.
 

Evaluation

Teachers will evaluate students with quizzes, written tests, oral tests, homework, and other tools. The teachers will put a score every week or four (04) weeks and a final score at the end of each summer/semester term. For summer, teachers will put a score after the second week, at the end of each week and a final score at the end of the summer term. The score will be from zero (00) to one hundred (100). Seventy (70) will be a passing score. The criteria of evaluation will be as follows:

Evaluation chart

 

Item Percentage Semester Summer
Score 1 25% Week 4 Week 2
Score 2 25% Week 8 Week 3
Score 3 25% Week 12 Week 4
Score 4 25% Week 16 Week 5
Final Score 100% Week 16 Week 6

Attendance

Attendance is important for learning a language since it lets students have more exposure to practice. We encourage all students to attend online classes, but in the case of not attending a class, students will be excused, but final evaluation may not reflect the exact performance or improvement.
 

Lateness

Students who arrive late in class will be marked as absent if they arrive ten (10) minutes after the class has started.
 

Withdrawals

Students who withdraw from the program will need to communicate it to the ELI office by email only (elistudy@csi.cuny.edu). Students will not receive reimbursement if they withdraw after the first day of class. Students will not receive any certificate if they withdraw at any time of the program.