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English Language Institute


The English Language Institute (ELI) at Queens College (QC) is a comprehensive academic program for learning English as a second language. Established in 1945, we are the oldest English language school in the City University of New York (CUNY) system and the second oldest in the entire United States. All of our faculty members possess graduate degrees in applied linguistics and/or teaching English as a second language.

If you need to learn English to carry out your study and career plans, the ELI at QC will help you. Our school provides intensive and well-rounded training in English as a second language, creating a solid foundation for success. This is confirmed by the great number of our students who go on to study at CUNY and other colleges, universities, and professional schools across the United States.


We have trained more than 35,000 ESL students from 47 countries. ELI students include United Nations personnel, representatives of governments throughout the world, international business people, professionals, new and prospective citizens, and tourists.

The ELI offers two programs:
Full-time Day Program
Part-time Evening Program

 

 Office Information

 
Kissena Hall Room 100
Phone: (718) 997-5720
Fax: (718) 997-572

 

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm
Saturday, closed
Sunday, closed


Special Announcement

Visa Advisor will not be here on
April 10 and April 14, 2017


Donna Y. Smith
Executive Director, English Language Institute
eli@qc.cuny.edu
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