ELI classes will be live online for Fall 2020. Join us from wherever you are located.

Comprehensive English Program

The Comprehensive English Program is an intensive English program offered to non-native, English-speaking students at all levels of proficiency. Full-time and part-time study options are available.

The Comprehensive English Program (CEP) is designed for students at all levels of English proficiency. Fall 2020 classes will be taught remotely by our experienced ELI faculty. Build on what you learn with faculty-led workshops in subjects such as speaking, listening, and grammar. Students can also get involved in extracurricular activities such as conversation groups and remote tours.   

ELI will not be sponsoring new F1 visas this fall, but we will be honoring F1 visas for returning students. 

For more information, email eli@nyu.edu

 

Before registering for courses, take a free English language assessment by clicking the button below. The assessment will help to place you in the correct level.

Do you need a beginner class? 

JOIN A LIVE VIRTUAL INFO SESSION AND/OR A LIVE VIRTUAL ELI SAMPLE LESSON

If you have any questions, sign up for one of our information sessions. You will learn about the program and meet our team. If you would like to sample one of our English language lessons, sign up. You will experience our teaching styles and meet some of our faculty.

Information Sessions for Fall 2020 & Spring 2021:

  • September 28 6:00pm ET
  • October 23 9:00am ET
  • November 20 9:00am ET

 

 

 

 

 

Sample ELI Lessons:

  • October 7: 6-7pm ET (Intermediate-Advanced)
    • "What's Your Problem?" Practice Solving Problems and Giving Advice
    • Debbie Un
 
  • October 29: 6-7pm ET (Intermediate-Advanced)
    • The Electoral College and American Government in Transition
    • Maxine Steinhaus
 

CLICK ON + FOR INFORMATION ABOUT EACH SEMESTER

FALL 2020

SPRING 2021

SUMMER I 2021

SUMMER II 2021

 

 

Notes

* All fees are estimates and are subject to change. Insurance and fees are required of all students on an F-1 visa. Insurance can be waived upon review by NYU Student Health Insurance Services.

Fees for ELI students with an F-1 visa:

Health Insurance: $1,215 Basic, $1,351 Comprehensive

Mandatory University Fees: $264 per term

Technology Fee:  $99 per term

All dates and expenses are subject to change.

1. Request an Application for the Comprehensive English Program

Non-resident students who would like to join the Comprehensive English Program and obtain a student (F-1) visa can download the ELI I-20 application

2. Submit Your Application Materials

Please submit the following materials to the English Language Institute's online application system:

  • A completed I-20 application form
  • A copy of your passport
  • Bank documents or financial guarantee letters in English
  • An Affidavit of Support form signed by you or your financial sponsor
  • A $150 nonrefundable application fee

3. Apply for Your F-1 Visa

Accepted overseas applicants will receive a formal letter of admission and a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20). You may then apply for a student (F-1) visa at a United States consulate or other appropriate US agency. Since requirements vary in different areas, applicants for student visas should check the US office in their country for specific requirements.

4. Complete the ELI English Language Assessment

You will receive information via email about the English Language Assessment a few days after submitting your application.

5. Register for Classes and Pay Tuition

After you complete our English Language assessment, you will be assisted with in-person registration the week before the first day of classes. Tuition payments can be made at that time.

1. Submit Your Application

Please submit your information to the English Language Institute's online application system.

2. Complete the ELI English Language Assessment

You will receive information via email about the English Language Assessment a few days after submitting your application.

3. Register for Classes and Pay Tuition

After you complete the assessment, you will be assisted with in-person registration the week before the first day of classes. Tuition payments can be made at that time.

For more information on ELI's registration and evaluation process, please call 212-998-7040 or email ali@nyu.edu.