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Intensive English Program Levels
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About the English Language Institute
Intensive English Program and Test Preparation
Pre-Undergraduate and Pre-Graduate Programs
English for Professionals and English for Lawyers
Online Programs and Private Lessons
Gap Year Programs and Special Programs
Student Life
Admission to the English Language Institute

About the ELI


Do you want to:

Improve your English?
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?
• Two great New York locations: New York City (downtown and midtown Manhattan) and nearby Westchester (White Plains)
• Small classes
• Diverse student population
• Experienced teachers and friendly, helpful staff
• 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

• 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 backgrounds
• A wide variety of elective courses, including:
• Pronunciation
• Grammar for Speaking & Writing
• American Culture through Film
• Walking Tours of NYC
• American Business Culture
• Public Speaking

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
• Courses can be taken alone (part-time) or combined with academic or general English classes for full-time study
• Includes:
• 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
• Acquire research paper and essay writing skills
• Learn essential, transferable skills such as note-taking, critical thinking, public speaking skills and test taking strategies
• Study academic topics, using academic reading materials and videotaped lectures
• Free academic counseling and personal university application assistance provided
• Students who successfully complete the program will not be required to take the TOEFL test to enter Pace University

Pre-Graduate Program

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

Program Benefits & Highlights

• Improve academic, reading, writing, and study skills
• 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
• Students who successfully complete the program will not be required to take the TOEFL test to enter Pace University
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

• Custom group classes or individual instruction for you or your employees at convenient Pace locations or onsite
• Project a more professional image, increase client satisfaction and improve your job performance
• Communicate clearly and effectively in business situations, including
• 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 documents
• Learn from qualified ESL instructors with business backgrounds and experience
• Workplace training programs available for any industry
• Flexible scheduling weekdays, evenings, weekends, and/or online

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

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

• 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.

Program Benefits & Highlights

• 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.

Program Benefits & Highlights

• Study a semester or more of English PLUS a semester of content classes at Pace; or
• Study a semester at Pace, taking a mix of English and content classes
• Assistance with admissions requirements into content classes provided

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
• 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

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.
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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