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  • English Language Institute

    New York City and Westchester NY

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    Improve your English?

    Do you want to:

    •  Two great New York locations: New York City

       (downtown and midtown Manhattan) and

        nearby Westchester (White Plains)

    Prepare to study at a university in the United States?

    Speak better English for your work and career?

    Improve your TOEFL, IELTS, or GMAT score?

    •  Small classes

    •  Diverse student population

    •  Experienced teachers and friendly, helpful 


    •  Academic counseling and assistance with 

        visa questions

    •  On-campus housing available

    •  Access to all Pace University facilities & 

       services, including gym, library, computers,

       health care center, activities, discounted

       tickets and more.

    •  Full program of social and cultural activities

    •  Opportunities to make international and

        American friends

    •  TOEFL waiver to enter Pace University

  • Intensive English Program

    Improve your English skills for academic study, career

    advancement, or personal enrichment. 

    Program Benefits &  Highlights 

    • A wide variety of elective courses, including:

    •   American Culture through Film

    Test Preparation Courses

    Improve your test scores in major proficiency and academic tests. 

    Program Benefits &  Highlights 

    •   Improve language skills, learn about the test and develop

         important test-taking strategies


    • Flexibility to study at different levels for each language skill

    • Full-time or part-time study

    • Frequent start dates throughout the year


    • Students from more than 40 countries

    • High quality teachers, with masters degrees and specialized


    •   Pronunciation

    •  Grammar for Speaking & Writing

    •   Walking Tours of NYC

    •  American Business Culture

    •   Public Speaking

    •    Includes:

    •   Courses can be taken alone (part-time) or combined with

         academic or general English classes for full-time study

         •    TOEFL Preparation

         •    IELTS Preparation

         •    GMAT Preparation

  • Pre-Undergraduate Program

    Prepare for study in an undergraduate degree program at Pace University or other universities in the United States.

    Program Benefits &  Highlights

    • Improve academic reading, writing, and study skills

    Pre-Graduate Program

    Prepare for study in a graduate degree program at Pace University or other universities in the United States.

    Program Benefits &  Highlights

    • Students who successfully complete the program

       will not be required to take the TOEFL test to enter

       Pace University

    • Acquire research paper and essay writing skills

    • Students who successfully complete the program

       will not be required to take the TOEFL test to enter Pace


    • Learn essential, transferable skills such as note-taking,

       critical thinking, public speaking skills and test taking


    • Study academic topics, using academic reading

       materials and videotaped lectures

    • Free academic counseling and personal university

       application assistance provided

    • Improve academic, reading, writing, and study


    • Learn group project and oral presentation skills

    • Acquire library and Internet research skills

    • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills

    • Free academic counseling and personal university

       application assistance provided

  • English for Professionals

    Train in practical business English and business culture in the United States. Improve your language skills for your job responsibilities and career needs.

    Program Benefits &  Highlights 

    •  Project a more professional image, increase client satisfaction

        and improve your job performance

    English for Lawyers

    Prepare for study in a Master of Laws (LLM) program at Pace Law School or other law schools in the U.S. in our summer program.

    Program Benefits &  Highlights 

    • Students who successfully complete the full-time program will not be required to take the TOEFL test to

       enter Pace Law School

    •  Custom group classes or individual instruction for you or

        your employees at convenient Pace locations or onsite 

    •  Workplace training programs available for any industry

    •  Communicate clearly and effectively in business situations,


    •  Build professional skills such as team building, conflict

        resolution, and transitioning to management

    •  Develop cross-cultural communication skills, including working

        effectively in a multi-cultural organization and living and doing

        business in the U.S.

    •  Practical training emphasizing real-life examples and authentic


    •  Learn from qualified ESL instructors with business

        backgrounds and experience

    •  Flexible scheduling weekdays, evenings, weekends, and/or online

    • Develop legal writing skills and academic legal style

    • Learn reading strategies and legal vocabulary for understanding, analyzing and orally briefing cases

    • Deliver presentations on legal topics in a clear speaking style

    • Learn about U.S. Common Law and other aspects of the U.S. legal system

    • Visit U.S. courthouses and law firms, observe trials, meet with judges and lawyers

  • Online Programs

    Experience the quality instruction, the sounds of American English and the American cultural experience of Pace University’s English Language Institute even if you can’t come, or before and/ or after you come, to New York.  

    Program Benefits &  Highlights 

    Program Benefits &  Highlights 

    •  Flexible and convenient course options

    •  Interactive classes

    •  Group and private lessons

    •  PASS (Preparing for Academic Student Success) 

    •  4-week course for admitted international students 

    •  Learn about American academic culture, life on a

        U.S. campus and in the United States 

    Private Lessons

    A customized learning experience to focus on your specific needs. 

    •  Personalized needs analysis

    •  An instructor who has the exact experience you require

    •  You choose the time, dates and location

    •  Individualized program. Areas of focus may include

        accent reduction, professional English, academic

        assistance, help preparing for an exam, or general

        English improvement

  • Gap-Year Programs

    Take a Gap Year in New York. Study English and content classes.

    •  Study a semester or more of English PLUS a semester of content classes at Pace; or 

    Program Benefits &  Highlights 

    Short-Term “English PLUS” Programs

    The English Language Institute also designs fully experiential, short-term English programs for groups any time during the year.

    Programs can include:

    •  English language instruction

    Example Courses:

    •  Business English PLUS business lecture PLUS company visit PLUS walking tour of Financial

        District PLUS CEO guest lecture

    •  Teacher Training PLUS guest lecture from School of Education PLUS visits to local schools PLUS

        micro teaching with feedback

    •  College Prep course PLUS writing a college application essay workshops PLUS visits to NYC

        colleges PLUS weekend trip to Boston for college visits PLUS workshops with college advisor 

    •  Summer fun of English PLUS cultural excursions in New York City PLUS full meal package PLUS

        Broadway show PLUS Yankees game

    We can plan a program to meet your needs and interests.

    •  Study a semester at Pace, taking a mix of English and content classes

    •  Assistance with admissions requirements into content classes provided

    •  Content courses from Pace University

    •  Social and cultural activities in New York and nearby cities

    •  Visits to businesses, schools, the UN, etc. 

    •  Guest lectures by university professors and experts in the field

    •  Housing options: on-campus housing, or homestay experience

    •  Meal packages

    •  Airport transfers 

  • Student Life

    Have fun while you learn! Join weekly activities,

    make friends, meet New Yorkers, and explore all

    that New York has to offer.

    Activities include:

    • Professional athletic events 
    • Walking tours
    • Volunteer and community service opportunities
    • Trips to amusement parks, museums, restaurants, etc.


    Pace also offers the English Conversation Partner

    Program, which pairs ELI students with American students

    at Pace, and volunteering opportunities. These are great

    ways to meet Americans and practice your English.

  • Admission to the ELI

    The English Language Institute welcomes English language learners of all levels.
    To apply, please visit



    If you need help, email us at eli@pace.edu (New York City campus) or eliwc@pace.edu (Westchester, NY campus). We are here to help you!

    The deadline to apply is one

    month (F1 full-time students) or 5

    business days (transfer or part-time

    students) before classes begin. 

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