English Language Institute
To register please call 914-606-6830 and press option 1
The English Language Institute, located in the Gateway Center, offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to meet the needs of learners entering the program at any level, from beginner to advanced. Level is determined by placement exam. Registration begins at the English Language Institute in the Gateway Center, Rm. 243. The Institute is open Mon.-Thurs, 9:00 am-8:00 pm,
Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, and Sat., 9:00 am-3:30 pm. Registration instructions are on page 69.
GENERAL MULTI-LEVEL ESL
Intensive (5-Day) Saturday (All Day) Evening (2-Day)
Six levels of ESL instruction are offered. Each level provides balanced instruction and active practice in all English language skills: listening, speaking (including pronunciation), standard grammar, reading, and writing. New students take an examination to determine the level at which they begin study. Our English-only environment for all activities promotes maximum learning. These courses serve the needs of the general learner and learners specifically preparing for college/university study. Instructors are professionals in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Our courses are also offered in Fall (Sept.-Dec.) and Spring (May-April).
Intensive English Program
5 days, Mon-Fri. This 15-hour per week course allows motivated learners of English to advance rapidly, starting at any level from beginner to advanced. The Intensive English Program meets the needs of serious learners, such as preparation for university study, or to increase career possibilities. All students take three classes: Intensive Grammar & Reading 2 days per week (M/Th), Intensive Listening,
Speaking & Pronunciation 2 days per week (T/F) and Intensive Writing 1 day per week (W). A placement test is required of all new students. Accent on Fluency, open to all IEP students, supplements the Intensive English Program with an additional 3 hours per week of instruction and practice in one or more particular skill or content areas. Students who have F-1 status (have an I-20 form) meet the full-time study requirement by enrolling in Accent on Fluency or any other ELI-approved non-credit ESL course meeting at least 3 hours per week.
STUDY MORNING or AFTERNOON:
Morning (9:00 am-12:00 noon) (Sections G, L, & W)
Afternoon (3:00-6:00 pm) (Sections GP, LP & WP)
ELI-ESL 1709- W or WP (Intensive Writing) 15 Wed., May 2-Aug. 8, GTW-243*
ELI-ESL 1029-G or GP (Intensive Grammar & Reading) 26 M/Th, May 10-Aug. 9, GTW-243*
ELI-ESL 1129-L or LP (Intensive Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation) 25 T/F, May 11-Aug. 7, GTW-243*
*Registration is required in all 3 courses: 1029, 1129 and 1709. Total tuition is $889 + $13 in fees
Placement test is Wed., May 2 at 9:00 am, GTW-243
1st class: May 9, Last class: Aug. 9.
no classes on 5/3-8, 28; 7/3,4.
Accent on Fluency
The substantial additional speaking and listening practice of this course supplements the Intensive English program (or another ELI English course) and helps accelerate progress towards language learning goals by “deepening” the experience of immersion in English. Also provides additional pronunciation activities to enable you to improve the clarity of your communication.
ELI-ESL 1210, 38 T/W/Th, May 9-Aug. 8
(skip 7/3 & 4), 12:30‑2:10 pm, GTW-238, $224.
F-1 Students: F-1 study requires taking the Intensive English Program plus
Accent on Fluency (or another approved Specialized Course).
Note: Immigration form I-20A/B (for F-1 student visa/status) is available to full-time (min. 20+ hours/week) participants in the Intensive English Program or the TESOL Certificate Program.
Call 914-606-7889 for important F-1 information and a special application.
Citizenship Exam Prep
Designed for students whose English is at least at a high-beginning level (ELI Level 3+). Learn about American history and government, and practice your English language skills as you prepare for the civics and English portions of the US Citizenship Exam. To register, call Eileen McKee at 914-606-5626.
ELI-ESL 1860, FREE but you must pay $13 in fees. *For Summer 2018 course schedules, and to register, email or call Eileen.McKee@sunywcc.edu or 914-606-5626.
English as a Second Language Programs (6 hrs/week)
Six levels (1 to 6): A multi-level program in English as a Second Language providing balanced instruction in all language skills. New students are placed by exam. See below for test date and location (registration required to take placement test). Select location, then schedule.
At Valhalla Campus (75 Grasslands Road)
ELI-ESL 2019 English as a Second Language (Select A–N)
(A) Saturday, All-Day: 12 ½ Sat., May 5-Aug. 4
(skip 5/12), 9:00 am-3:30 pm, $266
Placement test: 5/5, 9:00 am in GTW-243
1st class on 5/19
(B) Sunday, All-Day: 12 ½ Sun., May 6-Jul. 29,
9:00 am-3:30 pm, $266
Placement test: 5/6, 9:00 am in GTW-240
1st class on 5/13
(C) Mon./Wed. Evenings: 25 M/W, May 7-Aug. 15 (skip 5/9-16, 28 & 7/4), 6:30-9:30 pm, $266
Placement test: 5/7, 6:30 pm in GTW-243
1st class on 5/21
(D) Tues./Thurs. Evenings: 25 T/Th, May 1-Aug. 2 (skip 5/3-10), 6:30-9:30 pm, $266
Placement test: 5/1, 6:30 pm in GTW-243
1st class on 5/15
(E) Three Early Mornings (Tues., Wed., Fri.): 41 T/W/F, May 1-Aug. 8 (skip 5/2-4 & 7/4), 7:00‑8:50 am, $266
Placement test: 5/1, 7:00 am in GTW-240
1st class on 5/8
(N) Four Afternoons (Mon.-Thurs.): 25 M/T/W/Th,
June 26-Aug. 13 (skip 6/27 & 28, 7/4), 3:00‑6:00 pm, $266
Placement test: 6/26, 3:00 pm in GTW-240
1st class on 7/2
At Mount Vernon Center (17 S. Fifth Avenue)
ELI-ESL 2019MV (Select D or F)
(D) Tues./Thurs. Evenings: 25 T/Th (levels 4-6),
May 3-July 31, 6:30‑9:30 pm, $266
Placement test on 5/3, 6:30 pm
1st class on 5/10
(F) Tues./Thurs. Mornings: 25 T/Th (levels 1-3),
May 8-Aug. 2, 9:00 am‑12:00 noon, $266
Placement test on 5/8, 9:00 am
1st class on 5/15
NEW: Pronunciation & Conversation Workshop / ESL: 10 Sat. (See description on following page), May 26-July 28, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, $252
At New Rochelle (at The Ursuline School, 1354 North Ave.) Available Only in Fall and Spring
(C) Mon./Wed. Evenings: 25 M/W (levels 1-6), 6:30‑9:30 pm, $266
At Ossining Center (22 Rockledge Ave.)
ELI-ESL 2019OS (Select A, C or F)
(A) Saturday, All-Day: 12 ½ Sat. (levels 1-4),
May 12-Aug. 4, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, $266
Placement test on 5/12, 9:00 am
1st class on 5/19
(C) Mon./Wed. Evenings: 25 M/W (levels 1-4),
May 2-Aug. 13 (skip 5/7-14, 28 & 7/4), 6:30‑9:30 pm, $266
Placement test on 5/2, 6:30 pm
1st class on 5/16
(F) Tues./Thurs. Mornings: 25 T/Th (levels 5-6),
May 8-Aug. 7 (skip 5/10 & 15), 9:00 am‑12:00 noon, $266
Placement test on 5/8, 9:00 am
1st class on 5/17
At Peekskill Center (27 N. Division St.)
ELI-ESL 2019PE (Select C or F)
(C) Mon./Wed. Evenings: 25 M/W (levels 1-6), May 7-
Aug. 13 (skip 5/9, 14 & 7/4), 6:30‑9:30 pm, $266
Placement test on 5/7, 6:30 pm
1st class on 5/16
(F) Tues./Thurs. Mornings: 25 T/Th (levels 1-3), May 3-
July 31 (skip 5/8), 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $266
Placement test on 5/8, 9:00 am
1st class on 5/10
At Yonkers Center (Cross County Shopping Center):
ELI-ESL 2009YR (Select A, C, D or F)
(A) Saturday, All-Day: 12 ½ Sat. (levels 4-6), May 5-July 28, 9:00 am‑3:30 pm, $266
Placement test on 5/5, 9:00 am, 1st class on 5/12
(C) Mon./Wed. Evenings: 25 M/W (levels 1-3), May 2-Aug. 6 (skip 5/7, 28 & 7/4), 6:30‑9:30 pm, $266
Placement test on 5/2, 6:30 pm, 1st class on 5/9
(D) Tues./Thurs. Evenings: 25 T/Th (levels 1-3), May 1-Aug.7 (skip 5/3-10), 6:30‑9:30 pm, $266
Placement test on 5/1, 6:30 pm, 1st class on 5/15
(F) Tues./Thurs. Mornings: 25 T/Th (levels 4-6), May 10-Aug. 7 (skip 5/15), 9:00 am‑12:00 noon, $266
Placement test on 5/10, 9:00 am, 1st class on 5/17
Textbooks are required for all courses and are not included in fee.
Specialized ESL Courses
Pronunciation: The Sound System of English
Designed for intermediate to advanced learners whose spoken English is at ELI level 6+. Students will learn the difference between similar English sounds and become better at articulating them. Participants will also identify problematic areas in their speech related to the production of vowels and consonants. Most learners should take ELI-ESL 1510, then 1515.
ELI-ESL 1510-S, 12 Tues., May 22-Aug. 7, 6:30-9:30 pm, GTW-243, $245
Pronunciation: The Sentence and Word Stress of English / ESL
Designed for intermediate to advanced learners whose spoken English is at ELI level 6+. Students will learn sentence rhythm, intonation, and stress of English. Participants will identify problematic areas in their speech related to intonation patterns and word and sentence stress. Most learners should take ELI-ESL 1510, then ELI-ESL 1515.
ELI-ESL 1515-A, 12 Sat., May 26-Aug. 11, 6:30-9:30 pm, GTW-243, $245
Fluency Building Workshop: Conversation and Grammar
Multilevel course designed to help students build their speaking fluency and accuracy through various classroom activities such as discussions, readings, writing assignments and other exercises. Designed for learners at intermediate to advanced proficiency levels equal to ELI levels 4-6 and EAP. Level is determined by placement test at first class.
ELI-ESL 1520, 20 T/Th, June 5-Aug. 9 (skip 5/28 & 7/4), 7:00-9:00 pm, GTW-243, $252
Pronunciation and Conversation Workshop / ESL
For intermediate to advanced learners whose spoken English is at ELI level 6+. Focusing on pronunciation and speaking, learn sentence rhythm, intonation, and stress. In addition, students will also learn the difference between similar English sounds. Students engage in a variety of individual and group activities building skills and confidence. Oral language is stressed, but out-of-class assignments and some readings accelerate progress.
At Yonkers Center: ELI-ESL 1501YR, 20 M/W, May 30-Aug. 8 (skip 7/4), 9:15‑11:15 am, $252
At Mount Vernon Center: ELI-ESL 1501MV, 10 Sat., May 26-July 28, 9:00 am‑1:00 pm, $252
TOEFL Preparation Workshop
This course is designed to help learners improve their English language skills in four areas, reading, listening, speaking and writing in preparation for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), through TOEFL practice tests and focused instruction and practice in academic reading and listening comprehension, grammatical accuracy and clarity in speech and writing. Additionally, students develop valuable test-taking and critical thinking skills necessary for successful performance in regular college credit programs. Prerequisite: high intermediate to advanced proficiency in English (ELI Level 6+).
ELI-ESL 1300 (Select A, D, or Q)
(A) 14 Sat. afternoons, May 5-Aug. 4, 12:30-4:25 pm, GTW-236, $225
(D) 22 T/Th evenings, May 22-Aug. 2, 7:00-9:30 pm, GTW-236, $225
(Q) 22 T/F mornings, May 22-Aug. 3, 9:20-11:50 am, GTW-243, $225
Business English for Internationals
A contextualized, advanced level, ESL pathway course providing learners with the opportunity develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing English skills in preparation for study in academic business programs. Participants build fluency and knowledge through study of texts, completion of assignments, and participation in activities related to business communication, marketing, management, global business, entrepreneurship, business administration, and economics. Prerequisite: ELI Level 6 proficiency.
ELI-ESL 1400, 12 Sat., May 26-Aug. 11, 12:30-3:30 pm, GTW-243, $245
English for Academic Purposes Program
Prepares students for matriculated college study through a contextualized academic curriculum that integrates English language skills with academic content. English for Academic Purposes offers an introduction to academic literacy with a focus on building academic vocabulary and reading and writing skills applied to academic tasks. The course also develops independent study skills, test preparation, and communication skills needed for college readiness.
ELI-ESL 1650. (Select A, C, P, or Q)
(A) 12 Sat., May 19-Aug. 4, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, GTW-238, $296
(C) 24 M/W evenings, May 21-Aug. 15 (skip 5/28, 7/4), 6:30-9:30 pm, GTW-236, $296
(P) 24 M/Th mornings, May 21-Aug. 13 (skip 5/28), 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW‑243, $296
(Q) 24 T/F mornings, May 22-Aug. 9, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW‑243, $296
The intensive, 12-week, non-credit TESOL certification program prepares you to teach ESL to adults in the U.S. or abroad. Practical classroom instruction integrated with observation and discussion of ELI classes allows for development of knowledge and teaching skills, which you apply and hone by practice teaching in our diverse array of courses which span a broad range of proficiency levels. Additional details at www.sunywcc.edu/TESOL. Form I-20 is available for TESOL students.
ELI-TESL 3000, M/W/Th, May 14-Aug. 9 (skip 5/28, 7/4 & 5), 6:30-10:00 pm, GTW-240, $1,825
Would You Like to Begin a College Degree or Certificate Program?
If you have completed or are now completing ELI level 5 (or have an equivalent level of English proficiency) and are considering enrolling in a college/university program, call the ELI at 914‑606‑7889 to make an appointment with a TESOL specialist to discuss your future studies. We will help you answer the question: Am I ready for college? We will evaluate your English language ability and, if appropriate, provide a referral necessary for entrance to the college. Even if you are not completely ready for college, you may be able to begin a certificate or degree program while you continue improving your English. In addition to our general ESL programs, we have specialized ESL courses which have helped many ESL learners succeed in college and achieve their academic goals.
How to Register for ESL Courses
WHEN? Registration for Summer 2018 ESL courses opens Wed., Mar. 28, 2018.
Register only in person or by telephone (no internet registration)
WHERE? English Language Institute (ELI) Office in Gateway Center, Room 243. Pay in the English Language Institute with Visa/MasterCard/Discover or check. Cash payments are accepted but only during normal business hours (M-F, 9-5) at the Office of the Bursar; register first in ELI Office.
Additional costs (Registration and FSA fee paid once per semester):
$13.00 per semester, Valhalla courses ($8.00 FSA fee + $5 registration fee)
$8.25 per semester, off-campus courses ($3.25 FSA fee + $5 registration fee)
Telephone registration also begins Wed., Mar. 28. Call 914-606-6656 and pay with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Internet registration is NOT available.
NY/Westchester County Residency: All ESL tuition rates in this section are resident rates. Residents have been in New York for one year or more. Non-residents are welcome, but pay a 175% non-resident surcharge in addition to the regular tuition. Call 914-606-6656 for information. (Note: TESOL [ELI-TESL 3000], 1210, 1400, 1501YR, 1510, 1515, 1520 & 1820 do not have a non-resident surcharge.)
EXTENSION LOCATIONS Register for ESL courses at any extension location by calling the ELI at 14-606-6656. Pay with debit or credit card. You can also register in person at Yonkers (Cross County), Ossining, Peekskill, or Mount Vernon. with debit or credit card or money order; cash is not accepted at these locations.
PLACEMENT TEST (to determine your English level): Testing is required if you are new to our program or did not take the ESL final test in Summer 2017 or Fall 2017. Placement test is given at first session of all programs with levels and certain other courses. You must register before taking the test. Testing information, location and appointments are provided when you register.
English Language Institute Office: Gateway Center, Room 243 Info: 914-606-6656 or ESL@sunywcc.edu