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.


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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

Certificate in Executive Business English and Global Communication

  • Gain the communication skills and cutting-edge business practices to succeed in today's globalized marketplace

  • Learn from distinguished faculty and industry experts

  • Experience a customizable business and language curriculum that builds confidence in communicating across multinational industries

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Collaborative 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 

Featured Faculty

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Philip M Herter

Clinical Assistant Professor

English Language Institute

Abby M Mack

Clinical Assistant Professor

English Language Institute

Robyn Vaccara

Clinical Assistant Professor

English Language Institute

Upcoming Events
July 6, 2022
NYUSPS DAUS Online Degree Programs AMA
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AMA (Ask me Anything!) NYU SPS Admissions - DAUS
July 11, 2022
Introduction to International Taxation
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