English as a Second Language
Registration for Spring 2023 ESL In-person and Online Courses are Now Open!
International students can travel to New York and begin studying as early as January!
Spring 2023 includes a selection of in-person and online courses.
To Register please choose one of the following 3 options:
- Online: Fill out an online pre-registration: Click here to pre-register We will call you after we receive the form to help you complete your registration and answer your questions. You can pay by phone by credit/debit card (Mastercard/Visa/Discover).
- By Phone: 914-606-6656
- In person: Visit the ELI in GTW-243 during Hours of Operation.
Register before the courses start because they may be full and closed.
- 100% refund before 1st class
- 50% refund after 1st class
- No refund after 2nd class
NY / Westchester County Residency
All ESL tuition rates stated are resident rates. Residents have lived in NY State at least 1 year. If you have been in NY for the past 12 months, but live, or lived outside of Westchester County, call 914-606-6656. Non-residents are welcome but pay tuition plus a non-resident surcharge of 166%.
ELI/ESL Covid Information
To attend in-person classes, students must provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination or have received an approved exemption BEFORE the start of class.
Winter Coat Drive
The English Language Institute is running a coat drive through December 10,2022! We are collecting the following new and gently used items for asylum seekers who have been placed in emergency shelters. As we know, the winters here are bitterly cold, and donated coats will go a long way to helping these new New Yorkers and alleviating some of the strain of what Mayor Adams has called a “humanitarian crisis.”
- children’s coats
- adult jackets
- hats & gloves
Please drop off your donations at the English Language Institute’s office: SUNY Westchester Valhalla, Gateway Center, Room 243.
The ELI will drop off all donations at a collection point at Central Family Life Center, located at 59 Wright St. in Stapleton, Staten Island, which has partnered with the Mayor’s office.