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Academic Skills Program- Daytime classes and Evening classes
The Academic Skills Program’s supportive and challenging environment provides intensive English instruction in the skills required for success in an American college or graduate programs. This program is ideal for anyone whose goal is to apply to an English-language university. The Academic Skills Program offers a standardized schedule for a total of 18 Academic hours per week and it runs for 8 weeks each semester. Upon successful completion of one semester, the student will move up a level.

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Saturday Integrated Skills
These Saturday morning classes focus on integrating grammar, writing, reading, vocabulary, and listening/speaking skills in order to help students develop and solidify the language skills they need socially, in the workplace, for study in the future, and in everyday situations common to life in New York.

TOEFL Full Time/ Part Time
Skills and Practice for the TOEFL iBT 18 hours/week
These classes are designed to teach the language skills and test-taking strategies needed to achieve a competitive score on the reading, writing, listening, and speaking segments of the TOEFL iBT. Students will take practice TOEFL tests to become familiar with the exam. They will then analyze results to find areas to improve using the skills learned.

Professional Business English Certificate
The Professional Business English Certificate is designed for professionals who are seeking to perfect and polish the English language skills they need at work. The program focuses on four areas of language competency: speaking, writing, pronunciation, and a thorough review of the grammatical structures of English. All courses meet during the evening from Monday through Thursday. The certificate is ideal for professionals with limited time who feel they can benefit from improving their accuracy and efficiency in communicating in English.

Oral interviews are required for Speaking and Pronunciation courses, and walk-in placement exams are required for Writing and Grammar. Prospective students in need of an oral interview should email the IELI at to schedule a phone interview and must provide a phone number where they can be reached.

Why take Intersession Classes? No grades, no pressure! Intersession courses are small, 3-week, part time classes focused on fluency in writing, reading, listening and speaking. Intersession classes are open to everyone, part-time, and do not  impact a student’s level or visa status. A walk-in placement exam is required at a $25 fee.

Spend your summer soaking in the sun and sights of New York City! July@theIELI is an intensive summer program for
Low Intermediate to Advanced students with 4 hours of daily instruction and weekly cultural adventures in NYC with
the IELI. Immerse yourself in the English Language and NYC living this summer.

July@theIELI is a special intensive summer program designed to help students become more comfortable using both written and spoken English. Classes will include instruction and practice for improved speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. A walk-in placement exam is required at a $25 fee.


For more information on these programs, please click on the links above. For information on IELI's additional course offerings, please select the program of choice from the 'Programs' drop-down menu on our homepage.

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