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Programs

Daytime classes (main campus) and evening classes (St. George campus)

Summer 1 - 2023: May 30 - July 6

Summer 2 - 2023: July 10 - August 17

Fall 2023: August 21 - December 8

Spring 2024: January 16 - May 10

Apply now: elistudy@csi.cuny.edu

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English in New York

The English 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 skills and confidence needed in academic, professional and social situations.

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Contact Information

English Language Institute

Center for Global Engagement

Building 2A, Room 206
Email English Language Institute

Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
By email: elistudy@csi.cuny.edu

For an “ADA” accessible copy of these documents, please contact The Center for Global Engagement:
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Classes offered: Reading/Writing, Grammar, Communications, and TOEFL. All levels of English are taught with an emphasis on American culture. TOEFL prep test classes and TOEFL ITP test are included in the price of all sessions and are also offered separately. They are specifically designed to enhance test-taking strategies for the TOEFL, ACT, and CATW exams.

Intensive Summer 1 - 2023 Session

Monday to Thursday (Main campus or St. George campus)

Main campus: 9 am to 3:30 pm

St. George campus: 5 pm to 9:30 pm

Pre-pay by April 14th, 2023 to receive a $100 discount.

Last day to enter the U.S. (F and J visa holders)

29 May 2023

Check-in/registration and testing

30 May 2023

Orientation and First day of classes

31 May 2023

Last day of program

6 July 2023

Tuition fee

Main campus: US$ 1,600.00

St. George campus: US$ 1,110.00

Intensive Summer 2 - 2023 Session

Monday to Thursday (Main campus or St. George campus)

Main campus: 9 am to 3:30 pm

St. George campus: 5 pm to 9:30 pm

Pre-pay by May 12th, 2023 to receive a $100 discount.

Last day to enter the U.S. (F and J visa holders)

9 July 2023

Check-in and testing

10 July 2023

Orientation and First day of classes

11 July 2023

Last day of program

17 August 2023

Tuition fee

Main campus: US$ 1,600.00

St. George campus: US$ 1,110.00

Fall 2023 Semester

Tuesday to Thursday (Main campus)

Monday to Thursday (St. George campus)

Main campus: 9 am to 3:30 pm

St. George campus: 5 pm to 9:30 pm

Pre-pay by June 15th, 2023 to receive a $100 discount.

Last day to enter the U.S. (F and J visa holders)

20 August 2023

Check-in/registration and testing

21 August 2023

Orientation and First day of classes

22 August 2023

Last day of program

8 December 2023

Tuition fee

Main campus: US$ 3,400.00

St. George campus: US$ 2,960.00

Spring 2024 Semester

Tuesday to Thursday (Main campus)

Monday to Thursday (St. George campus)

Main campus: 9 am to 3:30 pm

St. George campus: 5 pm to 9:30 pm

Pre-pay by November 10th, 2023 to receive a $100 discount.

Last day to enter the U.S. (F and J visa holders)

15 January 2024

Check-in/registration and testing

16 January 2024

Orientation and First day of classes

17 January 2024

Last day of program

10 May 2024

Tuition fee

Main campus: US$ 3,400.00

St. George campus: US$ 2,960.00

* Costs are subject to change.
Enrollment in any full-time session meets the F-1 classroom hour’s requirement. Textbooks, application fee, and document processing fee are not included in the tuition fee. To start the application, click here.

For further information or register, contact us here: elistudy@csi.cuny.edu

ELI Calendar (Main campus or St. George campus)

Term Start End
Spring January May
Summer 1 June July
Summer 2 July August
Fall August December

 

ELI Fees

Daytime - Main campus

Term Tuition Fee (US$)
Spring (16 weeks) 3,400 ($3,060 for local students)
Summer 1 (6 weeks) 1,600 ($1,440 for local students)
Summer 2 (6 weeks) 1,600 ($1,440 for local students)
Fall (16 weeks) 3,400 ($3,060 for local students)

 

* Application Fee: US$ 100

* Document Processing Fee: US$ 100 (F-1 student visa applicants only)

 

Evening - St. George campus

Term Tuition Fee (US$)
Spring (16 weeks) 2,960 ($2,670 for local students)
Summer 1 (6 weeks) 1,110 ($950 for local students)
Summer 2 (6 weeks) 1,110 ($950 for local students)
Fall (16 weeks) 2,960 ($2,670 for local students)

 

* Application Fee: US$ 100

* Document Processing Fee: US$ 100 (F-1 student visa applicants only)

ELI at CSI St. George is open to students with evening classes only. The program is offered from Monday to Thursday (semester or summer), from 5 pm to 9:30 pm.

The program helps students develop and improve language skills in TOEFL, reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with an integral methodology.

St. George campus:

This dynamic 16,000-square-foot facility, centrally located at the Island’s transportation hub, offers convenient access for part-time and full-time students to the thriving and diverse community of St. George.

CSI St. George is an extension of the College of Staten Island, therefore all students attending courses here are CSI students. All CSI students have the convenience and flexibility of attending courses and events at either or both locations.

Read more about the CSI St. George campus here.

No classes on MLK Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, CSI Spring Break, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year.

ELI Online Intensive English Program: Information here.

Programs for Companies

To help organizations meet their employees' language training objectives, the English Language Institute can design and implement on-site programs in English for speakers of other languages. Courses may range from basic training in oral and written English for people with minimal proficiency, to advanced programs in Effective Business Communication and Business Writing for highly proficient speakers. Participants work on all aspects of the language, including professionally related vocabulary, idiomatic English, and appropriate business tone and style. Simulated business presentations, meetings, and negotiations are part of the class format. The focus is on developing effective communication skills and intercultural performance in the workplace.

Business English

The English Language Institute designs and implements programs for executives, managers, and technical specialists who are engaged in or are planning business activities in the United States. The program is highly specialized to meet the unique needs of individuals and groups. Materials are researched and prepared to have direct relevance to the conduct of business in the participants' fields. The principal objective is to help participants become efficient and confident users of English and to facilitate all aspects of business and social interaction with their English-speaking counterparts.

Customized English and Cultural Orientation Programs

The ELI also offers American Language and Cultural Programs specially designed for groups of international professionals or students and business people. This is an increasingly popular program and in Europe is referred to as a “Language Vacation”. This is a very flexible program and is intended to help participants become more effective and knowledgeable travelers.

Private classes and contract programs can be arranged on an individual, case-by-case basis. Please email elistudy@csi.cuny.edu for more information.

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Private English classes at ELI (Tutoring)

The English Language Institute (ELI) at the College of Staten Island/CUNY offers private English classes for those who already live in New York City and cannot take a full-time program. These tutoring sessions are ideal for students who have limited time for language learning, no time to go to daily group classes, need to learn faster, or want to improve a specific language skill.

What is tutoring about?

Tutoring is a private session where students learn English focused on their specific language needs. Tutoring can be one-to-one (one student and one teacher) or in small groups (two or three students). Students decide which skill they want to practice. Tutoring can be focused on speaking, pronunciation, fluency, writing, listening, vocabulary, Business English vocabulary, or any other skill the student wants to improve.

What's the schedule?

- Students decide which days and times they want to have the tutoring sessions. 

- Tutoring is usually offered between Monday and Friday, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

- Tutoring in the evening or Saturdays can be arranged based on teacher's availability and room space. 

- Tutoring can start and finish any day of the year. Tutoring is not available on holidays and special occasions when the college is closed.

- Students are free to reschedule classes if arranged with the teacher ahead of time.

How many days or hours do I need?

Our tutoring sessions require you register for at least 24 hours of classes, which you can distribute in different days and weeks. We suggest you take at least two hours per day, three times a week, for an effective learning process.

Do I need to know English already?

No, you can have any level: beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Our teachers will start at your own level.

I speak English at an intermediate or advanced level. I just want to practice pronunciation. Can I do that in tutoring?

Yes, you can have tutoring classes with the skills you want to practice or improve.

I don't speak English at all, can you teach the basics in tutoring?

Yes, you can take tutoring classes and start from zero.

Do I need books?

No, the teacher will bring books, handouts, games, and other materials to class.

Do I need a student visa for tutoring?

No.

How much is tutoring?

Tutoring is US$75 per hour per student. You are required to take at least 24 hours of tutoring. No application fee is needed.

Where are the classes?

Tutoring takes place at the College of Staten Island campus, at the Center for Global Engagement (CSI's international office) where the English Language Institute is, in a private conference room, study room, or small classroom on campus. The address is 2800 Victory Boulevard, Building 2A, Office 206, Staten Island, NY 10314.

How can I register?

You can register visiting our office, by email: elistudy@csi.cuny.edu, or by phone: 718.982.2100

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