English Language Institute (ELI)

English Language Institute (ELI)

NYIT’s English Language Institute (ELI) offers comprehensive programs in English as a second language for everyone, from the absolute beginner to those at high-intermediate levels.


Intensive English

Are you looking to improve your academic and professional English. Are you interested in working toward being accepted into a degree program at NYIT? Our 15-week programs, available during the fall and spring academic semesters, consist of four intensive levels of skill-based instruction (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).

We offer:

  • Graduate-level English courses aligned to academic majors.
  • Cultural and social activities.
  • Small class sizes with no more than 18 students.
  • Blended classes with technology-enabled and in-class learning.
  • An English language learning portfolio to document your language development.

We will place you into the appropriate proficiency level based on your scores on the TOEFL ITP® and a writing diagnostic.

See our program structure

Business English Certificate

Are you already a professional who wishes to add to your English knowledge? Are your writing skills holding you back from excelling in your career? Join our five-level Business English Certificate program and become the professional you want to be!

TESOL Certificate

Are you an educator looking to expand your areas of expertise? Have you ever considered teaching EFL or ESL? Are you a current ESL teacher who is looking for professional development? Our consolidated five-course Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate program is for you.

NYIT Academy—The NYIC/English Language Experience

Are you an international high school or university student looking to improve your English language skills? We offer immersive summer and winter academy programs that combine intensive coursework with opportunities to experience New York City, its culture, commerce, food, and people. Join students from around the globe for this intensive, experiential program.

NYIT is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students and to issue I-20 forms for student visas and DS2019 for J-1 students.

See our Admission Requirements


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