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English Language Institute (ELI)

Apply to ELI

Contact ELI:

Paul E. Shively - Coordinator

Phone: 212.261.1729
Email: eli@nyit.edu

Accreditation and Visas:

New York Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

NYIT is authorized by the U.S. government (United States Citizen and Immigration Services - USCIS) to issue I-20 forms for student visas and DS2019 for J-1 students.

Welcome to the ELI!

The English Language Institute (ELI) offers a highly competitive program in English as a second language, and it is designed to prepare students for both academic and professional careers.  ELI offers basic English classes for beginning learners, as well as classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced learners of English for academic purposes. All classes are non-credit courses in reading, writing, listening comprehension, speaking, and American culture.  Placement into one of these levels is determined by a student's scores on various English placement exams (TOEFL, IELTS, or ACT Compass).  A Student's continued placement within the program is based on successful completion of the various levels.  All classes are small, ensuring that each student receives individual attention.  ELI courses run for 15 weeks in the fall and spring and eight weeks in the summer.

The ELI is a cultural center where students are introduced to American culture and life.  It offers cultural and social activities that become part of our students' educational experiences.

The ELI is a service center for residents of our communities and international students alike, for whom English is a second language.  The ELI offers courses for those who wish to improve their English skills whether or not a visa is required.  This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Emily Zyko Rukobo
Director of ELI

Paul E. Shively
Manhattan and Old Westbury




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About ELI - Translations

Institute of International Education

ELI Fast Facts

  • We focus on learning English through technology.  Many of our classes are blended between in-class learning and online learning.
  • Students are not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS to join our program.
  • Students may be able to take academic classes at NYIT while attending our program. 
  • The ELI is authorized by the U.S. government (United States Citizen and Immigration Services - UCIS) to issue I-20 forms for student visas and DS2019 for J-1 students (more about visas at NYIT).
  • Affordable tuition.  Our tuition rivals many other intensive English programs in the country. 
  • ELI classes have an average of 15 students.
  • Summer program for high school students
  • Housing is available for Manhattan and Old Westbury (Long Island) students (housing costs). Homestays can be arranged via Sara's Homestay
  • Students from more than 30 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America take classes at ELI.
  • Social and cultural activities are scheduled to introduce international students to American customs and life.
  • Students who complete our program will receive a Certificate of English Competency.

Our Locations

Manhattan Campus - The Big City Experience

  • Located in the heart of Manhattan by Columbus Circle. 
  • Close to everything New York City has to offer from Times Square to Central Park and more. 

Old Westbury Campus - The Suburban Relaxed Experience

  • Tree-lined campus provides a relaxing suburban environment.
  • Easy transportation to New York City, beaches, parks, and shopping.


  • ELI classes are available at sites outside of the United States where NYIT offers programs in Vancouver, Canada and Nanjing, China. For more information on these programs, please contact us via email at eli@nyit.edu or call 212.261.1729.