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Center for New Immigrant Education

The CNIE offers tuition-free advanced level English language courses to asylees, asylum seekers, and resettled refugees in New York City.

 

Our mission is to teach the English language skills students need to communicate effectively in academic, professional, and social settings, enabling them to engage fully in our interconnected and interdependent global society. The ELI Center for New Immigrant Education (CNIE) is committed to providing access to English language education as well as support beyond the language classroom, fostering leadership and development opportunities through collaborations at the University and within our New York City communities. 

 

 

Course Description

Advanced Professional Communication-ESL is a twelve-week course which addresses all language skills—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—with a focus on professional communication.

This course is for advanced-level students of English as an 
additional language. Students will write, revise, and edit documents such as emails,
 proposals, and requests for information, gaining deeper knowledge of standard workplace
 communication styles and fluency in using professional vocabulary. In speaking, students
 will facilitate discussions and master small talk through role plays and presentations and
 build confidence working with advanced-level real-world subject matter.


For more information, please email:

sps-eli-cnie@nyu.edu

INFO SESSION: Monday, December 7th, 7 – 8 pm EDT via ZOOM

Testing will take place on December 9th & 10th from 7 – 8:30 EDT via ZOOM

Space is limited

Zoom screenshot of class meeting

Additional Services

  • Social Work interns to provide referrals to NYU and other city resources for immigrants
  • Newsletters with available resources
  • Information on NYU and NYC events
  • Language Partner Program
  • Graduate Student Conversation Program
  • Access to ELI student events

 

Center for New Immigrant Education Advisory Committee Members

The Center is guided by a community collaborative committee that includes an NYU cross-school collaboration (NYU School of Professional Studies English Language Institute and Silver School of Social Work), NYC community-based and grassroots refugee groups affiliated with RIF Asylum Support, and former CNIE students. 

Robyn Vaccara

Clinical Assistant Professor

English Language Institute

Mary K Ritter

Clinical Assistant Professor

English Language Institute

Philip M Herter

Clinical Assistant Professor

English Language Institute

Abby M Mack

Clinical Assistant Professor

English Language Institute

Karolina Lukasiewicz, Ph.D.

Silver School of Social Work Researcher

Tanzilya Oren

RIF Asylum Support education advisor

Benewende Kabore

Former CNIE student

Anna Makarova

Former CNIE student

Viktoria Tambaeva

Former CNIE student

Jesse Hernandez

Former CNIE student

Deborah Contreras

Former CNIE student

Ezra Erikson

Former CNIE student

Dmitry Kurmanov

Former CNIE student

The CNIE interns are NYU Masters in Social Work candidates. They assist with program communications, meet one on one with our students to provide essential support, and connect students to resources at the University and in the NYC Community. They participate in our Graduate Student Conversation program to share their own experiences in higher education in the United States with current CNIE students. Interns also assist with research that is essential to CNIE programming and student success.

Ashma Luitel

Maxine Sachar