English Language Institute (ELI)

English Language Institute (ELI)

If English is not your native language, you may need specialized English coursework in English in order to achieve your academic and professional goals. NYIT's English Language Institute (ELI) can help. NYIT's English Language Institute (ELI) offers every level of English instruction and will prepare you for your future.

Join us for our intensive summer english language program

Our non-credit classes include:

  • Reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking.
  • 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

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

Contact us for more information

Admissions Requirements & Deadlines

If you require an F-1 (student) visa, you must submit:

If you require a J-1 visa, please contact the Office of International Admissions at 516.686.7520 or email admissions@nyit.edu.

All other applicants must submit:


We offer classes that follow the NYIT academic calendar. Our full 15 week semesters begin in September and January.

See a list of cost per level

Your ELI tuition will be just under $5,000 per semester; but you will also pay additional health insurance and college fees.

Contact Us

Paul E. Shively, Coordinator
1855 Broadway
New York, NY 10023-7692