Intensive English

The English Language Institute (ELI) offers intensive classes for all learners of English, including basic beginners and pathways to academic program. The core curriculum consists of six hours of listening and speaking, six hours of reading and writing, and three hours of grammar every week throughout the semester. Students choose a three hour per week elective with a special focus on academic, social, or cultural contexts. Placement into one of the five levels is determined by a student’s individual score on admissible English placement exams. Subsequently, continued placement and advancement within the program is based on successful completion of a level. The ELI semester follows the NYIT academic calendar for 15 weeks in the fall and spring and eight weeks in the summer.

Admission Requirements

To be accepted into our English language program, you must submit the following in order to receive an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status:

  • Application form accompanied by a $50 application fee
  • Proof of a high school degree
  • A financial affidavit of support

If you are interested in pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at NYIT, and have an IELTS score of 5.0 or TOEFL IBT score of 61 or Pearson PTE of 40 higher, please visit NYIT Admissions to find out about applying to NYIT and attending our semester programs as a bridge to your full admission.