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Apr 17 2014

Water-Energy Nexus Conference in China Tackles Global Issues

Apr 16 2014

NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE

Apr 10 2014

NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies

Apr 04 2014

NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty

Apr 03 2014

NSF Grant Supports NYIT’s “Clean Water Matters” Workshop in China

Apr 18 2014

Student Programming Association Presents Les Once on Broadway

Apr 21 2014

“Year of Turkey 2014” Webinar: Video-Conferencing Using Zoom

Apr 21 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation II

Apr 22 2014

Citation Workshop

Apr 22 2014

Citation Workshop

English Language Institute (ELI)

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Contact ELI:

Phone: 212.261.1567
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.

The English Language Institute (ELI) provides students with the English language and cultural skills they need to participate in academic, social, and professional settings in the United States. Students learn and practice English in a variety of ways, enabling them to use English with confidence anywhere the language is spoken.

In its 20-year history, ELI has earned an international reputation. It is part of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), an institution of higher education with a national and international reputation with campuses in Manhattan, on Long Island (Old Westbury, N.Y.), and worldwide in the Middle East, China, and Canada.

In addition, ELI is a service center for residents of our community for whom English is a second language. ELI offers part-time courses for those who need to improve their language skills without becoming full-time students. Specialized courses can be also designed for groups of employees, either on ELI's campuses or at their workplace.

ELI's highly regarded program in English as a second language is designed to prepare students for both academic and professional carers. The ELI offers beginner through advanced non-credit courses that focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking English. Examination determines your placement in one of five English language levels.


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About ELI - Translations

Institute of International Education

ELI Fast Facts

  • Students who complete the intermediate level of the ELI may be considered for admission to NYIT without the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • In most cases, students taking advanced levels of English may also enroll in credit courses; these courses may count toward an academic degree.
  • 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.
  • ELI classes are usually limited to 15 students per class. Students receive individual attention, so they learn faster and more efficiently.
  • Classes run for 15 weeks in the fall and spring semesters but for 8-10 weeks in the summer.
  • 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 the intermediate level can receive a "Certificate of Completion."

Our Locations

Manhattan Campus

  • Located in the heart of New York City, near Columbus Circle.
  • Near hundreds of art galleries, museums, theaters, restaurants, and sport and recreation centers.
  • Within walking distance of Central Park, major TV stations, and cultural venues.

Old Westbury Campus

  • Tree-lined campus provides a relaxing and safe environment
  • Easy transportation to New York City, beaches, and parks.
  • Near museums, theaters, and sports arenas.


  • ELI classes are typically available at sites outside of the United States where NYIT offers programs. For more information on these programs, please contact us via email at eli@nyit.edu or call 212.261.1567.