Continuing Education Programs

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Continuing Education Programs
& Professional Development

Continuing Education Programs
& Professional Development

Academic Skills, Test Prep, Student Visa F1 & Teaching ESL

International English Language Institute (IELI)

(IELI) is part of Continuing Education Programs at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), offering courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) in the heart of Manhattan since 1950. The IELI offers courses ranging from Beginner English to Bridge-to-College Level English. We enroll New York City residents, visitors on tourist visas, diplomats, and international students with the aim of preparing students to enter American college or university and business situations by developing accuracy, fluency, and confidence. We are authorized to issue I-20 forms.

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Program Information

  • Who are IELI students? The IELI is truly international and has students from all over the world. If you are preparing to enter university or graduate school, living and working in New York, or just visiting New York for a short time, we can help you develop fluency, accuracy and confidence in using English.
  • Who is our Faculty? all hold a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, or a closely related field, use multimedia, the internet, Hunter’s computer labs and library, and New York City’s cultural resources, to prepare students for their future academic, social and professional lives.
  • Where is the IELI? Hunter College is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. We’re convenient to public transportation, Central Park, shopping, restaurants, museums and theaters. The IELI’s office is on the 10th floor in the East Building, at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.
  • When can I study at the IELI? The IELI has weekday morning, afternoon, and evening classes. We also have a Saturday morning and afternoon program. Private lessons can be arranged at your convenience.

TRANSFORMING LIVES & ADVANCING CAREERS IN THE HEART OF NYC

IELI Course and Program Information

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Academic Skills

The Academic Skills Program's supportive and challenging environment provides intensive English instruction in the skills required for success in American colleges or graduate programs.
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Test Prep

This module focuses on both the appropriate choice and creation of curriculum and materials for skill-based and content-based courses through practical application and assessment in the classroom.
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Student Visa-F1

This module focuses on a wide range of grammar teaching techniques and their real-life, eclectic application and assessment in the language learning classroom.
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Summer at IELI

Spend your summer soaking in the sun, sights and sounds of New York City! July@theIELI is an intensive summer English language program that includes 16 hours of weekly instruction plus cultural adventures in NYC.
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Programs for Teaching ESL

The Hunter College Teaching English Language Institute is an innovative program designed to support English teachers in the United States and around the world.
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English for Family and Friends

English classes for family and friends are a great way to learn English as a second language. With this new program, we will team your family (and/or friends) with a private English-language instructor who will customize the experience to your group’s specific needs and schedule.
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