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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.

American Language and Culture

The program introduces participants to American society, government, and education while enhancing their English language ability. Through academic programs, visits to public and private institutions, and social events with Americans in informal settings, participants will become acquainted with individual Americans and with the “American way of life.”

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.