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The English Language Institute is not offering Summer TWO or Fall semester classes. Send all email to eli@qc.cuny.edu through the end of August 2020. Starting September 1, 2020, send all email to pcs@qc.cuny.edu or call 718-997-5700.


English Language Institute (ELI)

Programs & Partnerships


 

ELI's Full-time Day Program


Provides intensive, well-rounded English instruction and practice, whether your language goals are academic or for professional/career development.

 

  • Focus on listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, test-taking strategies, pronunciation, etc.
  • Take a placement exam on the first day. This determines the best level for each student. During the fall and spring semesters, students have another opportunity to take the exam at the end of the semester.
  • Fall and Spring Semesters: With the exception of holidays when the college is closed, students attend class 18 hours a week, four days a week, for approximately 15 weeks.
  • Summer Sessions: With the exception of holidays when the college is closed, students attend classes 20 hours a week, four days a week. Summer ONE meets 4 weeks while Summer TWO meets 6 weeks.
  • Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon successful completion.
  • Schedule and tuition​.


ELI's Part-time Program

 

Provides targeted English instruction and practice, whether your language goals are academic or for professional/career development. Weeknight and weekend classes available.

 

  • Focus on listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar.
  • Take more than one class for a more intensive program of study.
  • Take a placement evaluation on the first day. This determines the best level for each student.
  • With the exception of holidays when the college is closed, weekday students attend each class four hours a week during the fall, spring and summer sessions. Saturday classes are three hours a week. 
  • Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon successful completion.
  • Schedule and tuition​

 

QC/ELI Path

 

Queens College offers an option for students who are academically eligible for admission to the college, but do not meet the minimum English requirement. For more information, visit PATH. 



Contract Programs

 

The ELI offers customized courses/programs for interested partners. Past and present programs include, but are not limited to, cohort-specific ESL courses, business English, advanced career preparation, TESOL training, ESL courses in conjunction with other departments on the Queens College campus, etc. An online, instructor-led ESL course is also available. For more information, please contact eli@qc.edu



NEW! Center for Academic and Communication Skills (CACS)

 

A program for native or near-native speakers of English. For more information, visit CACS.


 

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