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ELI Students
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English Language Institute

Our office is open in Marillac 210 during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday, 8:30-4:30 and Friday, 8:30-3:00).

Students who are on campus may visit our office, and we continue to be available via email or for meetings through Webex.

We can be contacted at [email protected] and we are happy to schedule appointments with any of our staff members as needed.

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Our innovative program connects the classroom to the real world, focusing on the English you will need to communicate effectively in academic, business, or personal settings. In our classes, we use current technology tools to talk about today’s news; help you write clear, organized emails and essays; and improve your comprehension of everything from movies, conversations and lectures. Our methods – like our materials – are new and fresh, and will help you achieve your goals.

Come Join the English Language Institute

  • Location: Queens campus
  • Tuition: reasonably priced courses - $2052 for intensive, 7-week sessions
  • Approach: courses incorporate technology and focus on the English used in everyday life and in undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Schedule: flexible, year-round programs.  Full- or part-time enrollment available.
  • I-20: Available for full-time students
  • Conditional Admission to St. John's University: available for qualified students who complete our full-time program
  • Housing: modern dormitory and dining facilities available
  • Au Pairs: each course qualifies for CEUs (continuing education units) towards your educational requirement

Program Extras

  • Free or low-cost activities around NYC to see the sights and experience NYC culture and life
  • Free conversation partners who help students to improve their speaking and listening skills
  • Free student workshops on topics such as How to Write the College Application Essay, Tips for Summary Writing and The Art of Small Talk

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Contact Information

Queens
718-990-6845
es[email protected]
 

Additional Information

Our ESL courses reach beyond listening, speaking, reading and writing. They incorporate online activities, such as reading news articles, watching news reports, viewing YouTube and movie clips, writing e-mails and sharing opinions on a blog or social networking site.

Courses Include:

  • Critical Reading: Online News to Academic Texts
  • Effective Writing: Emails to Essays
  • Dynamic Listening: Social Interactions to Academic Lectures
  • Confident Speaking: Conversations to Presentations
  • Pronunciation: Making Yourself Understood

 

Full-time

  • 5 courses (18 hours a week): $2052

Part-time Day Program

  • Any of the following courses (3 hours per week): $342
    • Critical Reading: Online News to Academic Texts
    • Dynamic Listening: Social Interactions to Academic Lectures
    • Confident Speaking: Conversations to Presentations
    • Pronunciation: Making Yourself Understood
  • Effective Writing: Emails to Essays (6 hours per week): $684

Additional Costs

Au Pair Study Program

  • Each course in the Au Pair Study Program costs $342 and qualifies for CEUs (continuing education units)

Spring 1 2022

January 19-March 9

Spring 2 2022

March 16-May 4

Summer 1 2022

May 12-June 29

Summer 2 2022

July 11-August 18

Fall 1 2022

August 31-October 14

Fall 2 2022

October 19-December 7

The English Language Institute is a full-time, intensive English language program for international students who are preparing to apply to the University, but have not taken the TOEFL; or who have been conditionally admitted to the University, but have lower TOEFL scores than the University requires. Academically qualified students who have been conditionally admitted to the University and successfully complete the English Language Institute may begin the degree program of their choice.

To view a listing of degree programs offered at St. Johns University, click here.

To apply directly to a St. Johns University program, choose the appropriate application.

Please notify the Office of International Education if you intend to apply for Conditional Admission. Please contact our office if you need assistance with the Conditional Admission process.

Why study at St. John's University?

As a major university, we can provide:

  • A diverse student population
  • 3 locations, including Manhattan
  • Flexible schedule

How much does it cost?

Au Pairs may take any course within our English Language Institute. Each 3-hour course costs $335 and qualifies for CEUs (continuing education units).