Courses - English Language Institute

The English Language Institute at NYIT has five levels. The lowest level is for students who have little to no basic English skills (6 Level). The other four levels (7, 8, 9, and 500 Level) are aimed at improving your English for academic purposes. The next semester for all levels will begin on September 8, 2015.  For an example, view a student's typical academic plan with the ELI. Reserve your place and apply online today!

Placement into these level is based on a score received from the TOEFL (ITP) examination, which every student must take before the semester begins. If you have already taken a TOEFL or IELTS exam, you can see which level you will most likely place into below. IELTS or TOEFL scores are not necessary for admission into the ELI. However, IELTS or TOEFL scores are necessary for admission to a degree program at NYIT.

Please contact us at eli@nyit.edu if you have any questions.

2015-2016 Information

6 Level - ESLI 067 - Introduction to English - NEXT CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 8, 2015!  APPLY TODAY!

IELTS / TOEFL Potential Placement Scores 1

Semester Schedule

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IELTS
0-4.5

TOEFL
PBT: 310-397
CBT: 0-91
iBT: 0-29

25 hours per week
15 weeks

Summer 2015
May 18, 2015 - August 21, 2015

Fall 2015
September 8, 2015 - December 23, 2015

Spring 2016
January 29, 2016 - May 19, 2016

Intensive English immersion program for beginners with little to no background in English.  This level will dramatically improve your basic English skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Completing this level will give you the basic English you need for everyday life in the United States.

$4,825 per Semester (1 Course)

**includes books and tuition**

 

7 Level - ESLI 077 and 078 - Introduction to Academic English - NEXT CLASSES BEGIN JULY 1, 2015!  APPLY TODAY!

IELTS / TOEFL Potential Placement Scores 1

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Cost2

IELTS
5.0

TOEFL
PBT: 398-416
CBT: 92-103
iBT: 30-44

20 hours per week
15 weeks

Summer 2015
July 1, 2015 - August 21, 2015

Fall 2015
September 8, 2015 - December 23, 2015

Spring 2016
January 29, 2016 - May 19, 2016

Intensive English instruction for beginning learners of English for academic purposes. This level will introduce you to listening, speaking, reading, and writing critically in an English-speaking classroom. Our goal is to prepare you for your academic career in English.

$4,820 per Semester (2 Courses)

**tuition only**

 

8 Level - ESLI 086, 087, and 088 - Intermediate Academic English - NEXT CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 8, 2015!  APPLY TODAY!

IELTS / TOEFL Potential Placement Scores 1

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IELTS
5.5

TOEFL
PBT: 417-449
CBT: 104-132
iBT: 45-60

18 hours per week
15 weeks

Summer 2015
July 1, 2015 - August 21, 2015

Fall 2015
September 8, 2015 - December 23, 2015

Spring 2016
January 29, 2016 - May 19, 2016

Intensive English instruction for intermediate learners of English for academic purposes. This level will improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing critically for academic purposes. If you are an undergraduate student, completing this level will allow you to enter your academic program. If you are a graduate student, you are allowed take one course in your academic program.

$4,860 (3 Courses)

**tuition only**

 

9 Level - ESLI 096, 097, and 098 - Advanced Academic English - NEXT CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 8, 2015!  APPLY TODAY!

IELTS / TOEFL Potential Placement Scores 1

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IELTS
6.0

TOEFL
PBT: 450-549
CBT: 133-212
iBT: 61-78

18 hours per week
15 weeks

Summer 2015
July 1, 2015 - August 21, 2015

Fall 2015
September 8, 2015 - December 23, 2015

Spring 2016
January 29, 2016 - May 19, 2016

Intensive English instruction for advanced learners of English for academic purposes. The courses will improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing for academic purposes. If you are an ELI only student, you will take ESLI-096, Aspects of American Culture, to increase your critical thinking skills in English and to learn more about American culture.

If you are a graduate student with NYIT, you will take advanced reading, writing, listening, and speaking and be allowed to take one or two courses in your academic program.

English Only (3 Classes) $4,860

Graduate Students (2 Classes) $3,320

**tuition only**

 

500 Level - ESLI 595, 596, or 597 - Career English for Graduate Students

IELTS / TOEFL Potential Placement Scores 1

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Promoted from 9 level

4 hours per week
15 weeks

Summer 2015
May 20, 2015 - July 10, 2015

Fall 2015
September 8, 2015 - December 23, 2015

Spring 2016
January 29, 2016 - May 19, 2016

Upon completion of the 9 level, students who wish to obtain a master’s degree must complete one additional course to prepare themselves for their advanced degrees at the New York Institute of Technology. You will be placed into one of the following English courses:

  • Technical English
  • Business English
  • American Culture in Film

$1,385

**tuition only**

1 TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for all students admitted to a graduate degree program at NYIT. TOEFL or IELTS scores are not required for students who wish to only learn Englis at the ELI. Students will be placed into an appropriate level at the ELI based on TOEFL (ITP) scores received after arrival at the New York Institute of Technology.  Regardless of any previous IELTS or TOEFL scores before you attend NYIT, you will be placed into an appropriate level to be determined by the English Language Institute staff upon arrival. 

2 The costs listed are for English Language Institute tuition only.   These costs do not include classes taken outside of the English Language Institute in an academic porgram or insurance that is required. For other fees with NYIT, please review this website.  Additionally, students are required to purchase the appropriate technology for online classroom instruction and books.  Tuition for the ELI is subject to slight increases; however, the information on this website is the most up-to-date.