English Language Institute

Mission Statement

Established in 1945, the English Language Institute (ELI) provides the English language skills needed to communicate effectively in academic, professional, and social settings and to engage fully in our interconnected global society.

Live Virtual Information Sessions

Meet expert ELI faculty and staff. Learn how our courses and activities can help you meet your goals.

Live Virtual ELI Lessons:

Participate in a class and see how well the ELI meets your needs.

Free English Language Test

Learn how good your English is now and how much you still need to learn. Get free advice and course recommendations from an ELI professor.

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

Expert Faculty + Student-Centered Curriculum + Global Community

Comprehensive English Program

  • Full-time or part-time study options 

  • An intensive English language experience

  • Classes offered at all levels of proficiency, from absolute beginner to high advanced

    NEXT SESSION STARTS ON FEBRUARY 2

Professional English Program

  • Master pronunciation, write powerful business documents, or enhance public speaking skills for career advancement 

  • Succeed in English in a variety of professional and social settings  

  • Evening and Saturday courses for high intermediate to high advanced proficiency levels

NEW CLASSES START THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER

Mastering English Program

  • Dynamic three-week courses

  • Comprehensive English language instruction combined with rich content in business, international career pathways, university preparation, storytelling and social media

  • Open to high school students, college students, working professionals and adult learners

    COURSE STARTING NOVEMBER 30

Corporate Education Program

  • Innovative corporate training programs and one-on-one coaching for your international employee teams and global executives

  • Customized programs in such skills as public speaking, negotiation, advanced pronunciation, cross-cultural communication, and professional writing

  • Tailored courses available onsite at your company, online, or at NYU

Three students with markers at white board

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • Gain both a theoretical background and hands-on teaching skills

  • Walk away with a portfolio to showcase your work to employers

  • Great for college graduates with or without teaching experience

Class group with teacher

Center for New Immigrant Education

  • 12-week Advanced Professional Communication course for asylees, asylum seekers, and resettled refugees
  • Support services outside of the language classroom
  • A community collaborative approach aimed at fostering leadership and development opportunities through collaborations at the University and within our New York City communities 
Message from Leadership
Billie Gastic Rosado
Associate Dean

The English Language Institute is where people from all over the world come to learn, practice, and advance their English skills. No matter your level of proficiency and experience in English, you will be able to find a course or program that works for you and your schedule. We are very proud of our long history of supporting international students at NYU and visitors to our great city to achieve their English language goals.

Featured Faculty

See All Faculty

Philip M Herter

Clinical Assistant Professor

English Language Institute

Abby M Mack

Clinical Assistant Professor

English Language Institute

Yuna Seong

Clinical Assistant Professor

English Language Institute

DEPARTMENTAL HIGHLIGHTS

November 17, 2020
Priscilla Karant: Teaching English and Building Community
November 12, 2020
The Center for New Immigrant Education (CNIE) Helping Refugees and Recent Immigrants Enhance Their English Language Skills
October 16, 2020
Faculty Spotlight: Robyn Vaccara
October 7, 2020
NYU SPS Students Return to Learning and to Virtual Campus Life
September 9, 2020
Meet Shirley Lemus: Featured ELI Alumna
August 24, 2020
NYU SPS Associate Dean Billie Gastic Receives UPCEA Fellowship Award
October 7, 2020
NYU SPS Students Return to Learning and to Virtual Campus Life
August 19, 2020
ELI Students Write Harry Belafonte and Hear Back!
August 5, 2020
ELI Student Writing Series: An Essay by So Joung Kim
August 4, 2020
Robyn Vaccara is TESOL Member of the Month
June 3, 2020
ELI Student Writing Series: An Essay by Helen Wang
May 27, 2020
Windows into Business English
June 25, 2020
Free Upcoming ELI Event: Smart Networking–How to Build Relationships in the New Virtual Era
April 27, 2020
2020 ELI Faculty Achievements Recognized
April 1, 2020
The Surprising History of the ELI from 1945 to 1980
March 5, 2020
First in ELI’s Student Writing Series: An Essay by Hiroto Yoshimori
February 26, 2020
New Eyes on New York: An ELI Class Adventure in the Big Apple
February 19, 2020
ELI Students Gather for Group Photo in City Hall Park
November 17, 2020
Priscilla Karant: Teaching English and Building Community
October 16, 2020
Faculty Spotlight: Robyn Vaccara
August 4, 2020
Robyn Vaccara is TESOL Member of the Month
June 3, 2020
ELI Student Writing Series: An Essay by Helen Wang
May 27, 2020
Windows into Business English
May 15, 2020
Using the Wall Street Journal in Global Professional Studies
November 17, 2020
Priscilla Karant: Teaching English and Building Community
November 12, 2020
The Center for New Immigrant Education (CNIE) Helping Refugees and Recent Immigrants Enhance Their English Language Skills
October 16, 2020
Faculty Spotlight: Robyn Vaccara
October 7, 2020
NYU SPS Students Return to Learning and to Virtual Campus Life
September 9, 2020
Meet Shirley Lemus: Featured ELI Alumna
August 24, 2020
NYU SPS Associate Dean Billie Gastic Receives UPCEA Fellowship Award
October 7, 2020
NYU SPS Students Return to Learning and to Virtual Campus Life
August 19, 2020
ELI Students Write Harry Belafonte and Hear Back!
August 5, 2020
ELI Student Writing Series: An Essay by So Joung Kim
August 4, 2020
Robyn Vaccara is TESOL Member of the Month
June 3, 2020
ELI Student Writing Series: An Essay by Helen Wang
May 27, 2020
Windows into Business English
June 25, 2020
Free Upcoming ELI Event: Smart Networking–How to Build Relationships in the New Virtual Era
April 27, 2020
2020 ELI Faculty Achievements Recognized
April 1, 2020
The Surprising History of the ELI from 1945 to 1980
March 5, 2020
First in ELI’s Student Writing Series: An Essay by Hiroto Yoshimori
February 26, 2020
New Eyes on New York: An ELI Class Adventure in the Big Apple
February 19, 2020
ELI Students Gather for Group Photo in City Hall Park
November 17, 2020
Priscilla Karant: Teaching English and Building Community
October 16, 2020
Faculty Spotlight: Robyn Vaccara
August 4, 2020
Robyn Vaccara is TESOL Member of the Month
June 3, 2020
ELI Student Writing Series: An Essay by Helen Wang
May 27, 2020
Windows into Business English
May 15, 2020
Using the Wall Street Journal in Global Professional Studies
Upcoming Events
December 3, 2020
MS in Global Affairs Online Information Session
Virtual
December 3, 2020
SPS December Adjunct Faculty Roundtable Discussion
Zoom
December 3, 2020
NYU SPS - Transfer Admissions Process for Bachelors Programs
Virtual

Connect with the English Language Institute

Feel free to reach out to us with your questions using the online web form. 

Form information
Required Field
Required Field
Required Field
Required Field
Submit An error has occurred submitting the form

Thank you for your message!

A member of the team will respond shortly.