Learn English this summer 2019: Summer 1 starts May 22!

Summer 1: May 22 - June 27
Summer 2: July 1 - August 8

Contact us: elistudy@csi.cuny.edu

Contact Information

English Language Institute
Center for Global Engagement
Building 2A, Room 206
Phone : 718.982.2100
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ELI office hours

Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Staten Islanders have the best of both urban and suburban worlds by commuting. You could enjoy this, too!ELI Campus

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 get to the southern end of Manhattan, and by express bus, which takes about 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.

Testimonials

In Portuguese - ELI student testimonial from Brazil - Fall 2018

Hellen studied during the ELI Fall term in 2018.


She studied in the beginner level with classmates from Afghanistan, Albania, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Yemen.


She had an Intensive English Program with eighteen (18) hours of classes per week, from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. She had courses such as reading, writing, grammar, conversation, and a TOEFL preparation every day. She was evaluated with an official TOEFL ITP test at the end of the semester.


In Portuguese - Hellen from Brazil
ELI student
Fall 2018


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In Korean - ELI student from South Korea - Summer 2018

Soojin studied during the ELI summer term in 2018.
She studied in the beginner level with classmates from China, Japan, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Turkey.
Soojin had an Intensive English Program with eighteen (18) hours of classes per week, from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. She had courses such as reading, writing, grammar, conversation, and a TOEFL preparation every day. She was evaluated with an official TOEFL ITP test at the end of the semester.


In Korean - Soojin from South Korea
ELI student
Summer 2018

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In English - ELI student from Italy - Spring 2018

"I came here seven months ago to learn English as a second language. I think I have improved my English because of the very good teachers here at CSI.

They help you a lot and you can see the results! When I arrived, I only knew the basics, and now I can have a conversation. Now, I'm going back to Switzerland to have my job experience to use my English skills in my work field.

New York City is great and the school was phenomenal! I suggest everyone come to CSI because it is a great school with great teachers!"



Melanie from Italy
ELI student - Spring 2018

 

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In Arabic - ELI student from Jordan - Fall 2018

Nour studied during the ELI Fall term in 2018.

She studied in the beginner level with classmates from Afghanistan, Albania, Brazil, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Yemen.

She had an Intensive English Program with eighteen (18) hours of classes per week, from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. She had courses such as reading, writing, grammar, conversation, and a TOEFL preparation every day. She was evaluated with an official TOEFL ITP test at the end of the semester.


In Arabic - Nour from Jordan
ELI student
Fall 2018


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In Spanish - ELI student from the Dominican Republic - Fall 2018

 

Nicolle studied during the ELI Fall term in 2018.

She studied in the beginner level with classmates from Afghanistan, Albania, Brazil, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Yemen.

She had an Intensive English Program with eighteen (18) hours of classes per week, from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. She had courses such as reading, writing, grammar, conversation, and a TOEFL preparation every day. She was evaluated with an official TOEFL ITP test at the end of the semester.


In Spanish - Nicolle from the Dominican Republic
ELI student
Fall 2018


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In Japanese - ELI student from Japan - Fall 2018

Aiko studied during the ELI Fall term in 2018.

She studied in the beginner level with classmates from Afghanistan, Albania, Brazil, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Yemen.

She had an Intensive English Program with eighteen (18) hours of classes per week, from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. She had courses such as reading, writing, grammar, conversation, and a TOEFL preparation every day. She was evaluated with an official TOEFL ITP test at the end of the semester.


In Japanese - Aiko from Japan
ELI student
Fall 2018


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In Albanian - ELI student from Albania - Fall 2018

Ornela studied during the ELI Fall term in 2018.

She studied in the beginner level with classmates from Afghanistan, Albania, Brazil, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Yemen.

She had an Intensive English Program with eighteen (18) hours of classes per week, from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. She had courses such as reading, writing, grammar, conversation, and a TOEFL preparation every day. She was evaluated with an official TOEFL ITP test at the end of the semester.


In Albanian - Ornela from Albania
ELI student
Fall 2018


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In English - ELI student from Kyrgyzstan - Fall 2018


Kanykei studied during the ELI Fall term in 2018.

She studied in the beginner level with classmates from Afghanistan, Albania, Brazil, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Yemen.

She had an Intensive English Program with eighteen (18) hours of classes per week, from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. She had courses such as reading, writing, grammar, conversation, and a TOEFL preparation every day. She was evaluated with an official TOEFL ITP test at the end of the semester.


In English - Kanykei from Kyrgyzstan
ELI student
Fall 2018


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In Spanish - ELI student from Colombia - Fall 2018


Iván studied during the ELI Fall term in 2018.

He studied in the beginner level with classmates from Afghanistan, Albania, Brazil, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Yemen.

He had an Intensive English Program with eighteen (18) hours of classes per week, from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. He had courses such as reading, writing, grammar, conversation, and a TOEFL preparation every day. He was evaluated with an official TOEFL ITP test at the end of the semester.


In Spanish - Iván from Colombia
ELI student
Fall 2018


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