Academic English is the main program offered at the ELI and it runs all year long, with four different beginning dates. Students who are conditionally admitted to a degree program at Syracuse University enroll in Academic English.
Students who want to succeed in an academic program in the United States benefit greatly from Academic English courses at the ELI. Courses are offered in various proficiency levels, from beginning through advanced. Course components include reading comprehension, academic writing, grammar, listening comprehension, oral production, and vocabulary development. Students spend 20-25 hours per week in small classes with personalized attention from instructors and many opportunities for practice. In the fall and spring semesters, Academic English courses are supplemented with conversation and mentor groups for students to gain additional English practice.
COVID- 19 Updates
We are working closely with Syracuse University to monitor the novel (COVID-19) virus outbreak here on campus, domestically and abroad, and will communicate updates as we receive them. Please follow email and other communications from the university as we will continue to receive updates from Chancellor Syverud and other university officials and offices.
We are all challenged by the health emergency that has disrupted the lives of students, faculty and staff at our school, at Syracuse University, and across the world.
We at the English Language Institute will do everything possible to continue to offer a world class educational experience, during and after the upcoming online semesters. We are challenged, but we have outstanding students, instructors, and staff, and we will persevere. When the immediate health emergency passes—and it will—we will continue to build the great community and school.
The university has made the decision to move all residential Summer programs to online delivery. Specifically, this applies to the following terms:
- Summer I: May 18-June 26
- Summer II: June 29- August 7
- Combined Summer Sessions: May 18-Aug. 7
Partner University Conditional Admission Agreements
Students who enroll at the ELI can receive conditional admission to the following universities:
Once students successfully complete Level 3, and meet all other conditions in the conditional admission offer letter, students will be able to begin his/her degree program at the partner university of their choice.
Students attend class Monday through Friday. A typical day at the ELI looks like this:
|8:45 am – 10:15 am||Textual Communication|
|10:15 am – 10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 am – 12:15 pm||Oral Communication|
|12:15 pm – 1:30 pm||Lunch|
|1:30 pm – 3:00 pm||Accuracy
(Monday – Thursday only)
|Testing & Orientation:||Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10|
|First Day of Classes:||Monday, January 13|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No Classes:||Monday, January 20|
|Spring Break – No Classes:||Sunday, March 15- Sunday, March 22|
|Last Day of Classes:||Thursday, April 30|
|Certificate Ceremony:||Friday, May 1|
Spring 2020 Course Fees
|Tuition (Due before the first day of class.)||$7,360|
|Student Activity Fee||$70|
|Estimated Living Expenses||$6,580|
|Incidentals (books, health insurance, etc.)||$1,800|
|Student Communication Fee (for students living on campus)||$220|
Online Summer Session I 2020
|Online Testing & Virtual Orientation:||Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15|
|First Day of Online Classes:||Monday, May 18|
|Last Day of Online Classes:||Friday, June 26|
Online Summer Session II 2020
|Online Testing & Virtual Orientation:||Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26|
|First Day of Online Classes:||Monday, June 29|
|Independence Day- No Classes:||Friday, July 3|
|Last Day of Online Classes:||Thursday, August 6|
|Certificate Ceremony:||Friday, August 7|
Summer 2020 Course Fees
|Tuition per summer session (Due before the first day of class.)||$3,825 (estimated)|
|Incidentals (books, etc.)||$800|