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Comprehensive English Program

  • Taught by English language professionals
  • Provides in-depth instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • Offers academic preparation and cultural exploration

Courses are offered during the daytime for an intensive 6-week or 12-week semester through the Comprehensive English Program. As a full-time student, take reading/writing and speaking/listening classes plus afternoon workshops. These same classes are also open to part-time students. You are placed in your appropriate level after completing an English Level Test. To learn more about other programs offered at the ELI, please visit the English Language Institute website.

This Summer, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Advanced ESL Listening and Speaking: Part 1

In this course, advanced students of English develop the speaking and listening skills necessary for situations requiring professional English.

2020 Summer
1 section

Advanced ESL Listening and Speaking: Part 2

For advanced students of English, this course develops the speaking and listening skills necessary in situations requiring professional English.

2020 Summer
1 section

Advanced ESL Reading and Writing: Part 1

In this course, students with high-advanced English skills learn to analyze essays and articles and write for general and academic purposes.

2020 Summer
1 section

Advanced ESL Reading and Writing: Part 2

In this course, students with high-advanced English skills learn to analyze essays and articles and to write for general and academic purposes.

2020 Summer
1 section

ESL Foundations A: Part 1

This integrated-skills course covers English listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students with beginner-level English training.

2020 Summer
1 section

ESL Foundations A: Part 2

This integrated-skills course covers English listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students with beginner-level English ability.

2020 Summer
1 section

ESL Foundations B: Part 1

This integrated-skills course covers English listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students with beginner-level English training.

2020 Summer
1 section

ESL Foundations B: Part 2

This integrated-skills course covers English listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students with beginner-level English ability.

2020 Summer
1 section

ESL Foundations C: Part 1

This integrated-skills course covers English listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students with beginner-level English training.

2020 Summer
1 section

ESL Foundations C: Part 2

This integrated-skills course covers English listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students with beginner-level English ability.

2020 Summer
1 section

ESL Foundations D: Part 1

This integrated-skills course covers English listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students with beginner-level English ability.

2020 Summer
1 section

ESL Foundations D: Part 2

This integrated-skills course covers English listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students with beginner-level English training.

2020 Summer
1 section

ESL Listening and Speaking 3

Students with low-intermediate-level English language ability continue to develop their listening and speaking skills in English.

2020 Summer
2 sections

ESL Listening and Speaking 4

This course for students with intermediate-level English language ability further develops listening and speaking skills in English.

2020 Summer
3 sections

ESL Listening and Speaking 5

This course is for intermediate-level English students who want to continue developing their listening and speaking skills in English.

2020 Summer
4 sections

ESL Listening and Speaking 6

This course is for high-intermediate-level English students who seek to continue developing their listening and speaking skills in English.

2020 Summer
4 sections

ESL Listening and Speaking 7

In this course, advanced-level English language learners continue to develop their listening and speaking skills in English.

2020 Summer
2 sections

ESL Reading and Writing 3

Students with low-intermediate English skills practice reading and writing in English, while improving grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary.

2020 Summer
2 sections

ESL Reading and Writing 4

Students with intermediate-level English skills improve their writing in English by developing paragraphs, sentences, details, and conclusions.

2020 Summer
3 sections

ESL Reading and Writing 5

Intermediate-level English speakers study paragraph structure, development, organization, and editing for general and academic purposes.

2020 Summer
4 sections

ESL Reading and Writing 6

Intermediate-level English speakers study paragraph structure, development, organization, and editing for general and academic purposes.

2020 Summer
4 sections

ESL Reading and Writing 7

Students with advanced English skills learn to analyze essays and articles and to write in different genres for general and academic purposes.

2020 Summer
2 sections

Grammar Workshop I

This workshop provides a review of verb tenses and clause structures, with an emphasis on strengthening sentence structure and word order in English.

2020 Summer
1 section

Listening Power II

Gain a strong command of precise and extended listening in English, using authentic audio sources.

2020 Summer
1 section

New York City Culture

In this course, work on your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English while becoming a New York City expert!

2020 Summer
1 section

Pronunciation I

Through games, drills, creativity, and role-playing, increase your confidence when speaking in English.

2020 Summer
1 section

Pronunciation II

As a nonnative English speaker, focus on the rhythm of English and learn to make your words and sentences flow better.

2020 Summer
1 section

Pronunciation II

In this course, focus on the rhythm of the English language and work to make your words and sentences flow better.

2020 Summer
1 section

Speaking Bootcamp

If you are a nonnative English speaker, explore useful language that will help you to understand and be understood in English.

2020 Summer
1 section

Speaking Bootcamp II

If you are a nonnative English speaker, explore useful language that will help you to understand and be understood.

2020 Summer
1 section

TOEFL Preparation

In this course, concentrate on gaining the reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills necessary to do well on the TOEFL.

2020 Summer
1 section

Vocabulary Power I

Increase your English vocabulary, and practice using it until you feel comfortable and confident incorporating it into your speaking and writing.

2020 Summer
1 section

Drama II

In this fun and challenging course, read, watch, discuss, and act out scenes from movies and television shows, from action to sci-fi to comedy.

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ESL Skills 3/4

This elective course for low-intermediate-level speakers of English covers various topics that change each semester.

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ESL Skills 5/6

This elective course for intermediate-level speakers of English covers various topics that change each semester.

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ESL Topics 3/4

This elective course for low-intermediate-level speakers of English covers various topics that change each semester.

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ESL Topics 5/6

This elective course for intermediate-level speakers of English covers various topics that change each semester.

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Exploring New York City II

Learn about New York City while improving your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in English.

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Listening Power I

Gain a strong command of precise and extended listening in English, using authentic audio sources.

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Academic English Skills II

In this dynamic course, learn and practice English language skills for academic settings.

Advanced ESL Listening and Speaking

For advanced students of English, develop the speaking and listening skills necessary to participate in situations requiring professional English.

Advanced ESL Reading and Writing

Students with high-advanced English skills learn to analyze essays and articles and write in different genres for general and academic purposes.

Breaking News

This course uses up-to-the-minute news clips to exercise all of your English language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Business English II

In this dynamic course, learn and practice English language skills for use in business and professional settings.

Current Topics

In this thought-provoking course, become a more fluent English speaker and increase your knowledge of the world around you.

Discussion Skills II

In this fun and challenging English language course, learn how to lead and participate in both small and large group discussions.

Drama II

In this fun and challenging course, read, watch, discuss, and act out scenes from movies and TV shows, which range from action to sci-fi to comedy.

ESL Foundations B

This integrated-skills course covers English listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students with beginner-level English training.

ESL Foundations C

This integrated-skills course covers English listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students with beginner-level English training.

ESL Foundations D

This integrated-skills course covers English listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students with beginner-level English training.

ESL Listening and Speaking 3

As a student with low-intermediate English language ability, take this course to develop your listening and speaking skills.

ESL Listening and Speaking 4

As a student with intermediate-level English language ability, take this course to develop your listening and speaking skills in English.

ESL Listening and Speaking 5

This course is for intermediate-level English students who want to continue developing their listening and speaking skills in English.

ESL Listening and Speaking 6

This course is for high-intermediate-level English students who seek to continue developing their listening and speaking skills in English.

ESL Listening and Speaking 7

In this course, advanced-level English language learners continue to develop their listening and speaking skills in English.

ESL Reading and Writing 3

Students with low-intermediate English skills practice reading and writing in English, while improving grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary.

ESL Reading and Writing 4

Students with intermediate-level English skills improve their writing in English by developing paragraphs, sentences, details, and conclusions.

ESL Reading and Writing 5

Intermediate-level English speakers study paragraph structure, development, organization, and editing for general and academic purposes.

ESL Reading and Writing 6

Intermediate-level English speakers study paragraph structure, development, organization, and editing for general and academic purposes.

ESL Reading and Writing 7

As a student with advanced English skills, learn to analyze essays and articles and to write in different genres for general and academic purposes.

Grammar Workshop I

This workshop is a review of verb tenses and clause structures, with an emphasis on strengthening sentence structure and English word order.

Grammar Workshop II

Strengthen your understanding of English grammar, while building your confidence and competence when communicating in English.

Learning English Through Special Topics I

In this course, practice all English language skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, and grammar.

Learning English Through Special Topics II

In this course, practice all English language skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, and grammar.

Listening Power II

If you are a nonnative English speaker, explore useful language that will help you to understand and be understood when speaking English.

Pronunciation I

Through games, drills, creativity, and role-playing, increase your accuracy and confidence when speaking in English.

Pronunciation II

Practice listening for and making the music of English so you are able to improve your pronunciation and communicate better.

Reading Workshop I

Improve your reading ability in English by studying different types of texts, both fiction and nonfiction.

Reading Workshop II

Improve your reading ability in English by studying different types of texts, both fiction and nonfiction.

Speak Up, Speak Out

Through games, drills, creativity, and role-playing, increase your confidence when speaking English.

Speaking Bootcamp I

If you are a nonnative English speaker, explore useful language that will help you to understand and be understood in English.

Speaking Power II

If you are a nonnative English speaker, explore useful language that will help you to understand and be understood when speaking in English.

TOEFL Preparation

Take this course to prepare for TOEFL success by improving your reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills in English.

Writing Workshop I

Strengthen your writing skills in English at the sentence, paragraph, and essay level through in-class practice and out-of-class writing assignments.

ESL Foundations A

This integrated-skills course covers English listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students with beginner-level English training.