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The English Language Institute (ELI) offers a variety of courses to students from a high beginner to an advanced level of English language proficiency. These courses are suitable for students who wish to improve their English language ability for academic, professional, and social purposes.

The Intensive Program fulfills the United States Immigration Services visa requirement for full-time study of English. The ELI is authorized to issue I-20s to full-time students who meet all the requirements.

Part-time study is available to eligible students.  Part-time students may choose from Intensive or General (non-Intensive) courses as offered in each session's part-time course catalog.

Intensive English courses include English Grammar, Conversation, Reading Writing, ESL American Culture, and TOEFL Preparation  Most classes meet between 9:30 a.m. and 2:50 p.m. Full-time Intensive program students receive a total of 21.5 hours of classroom instruction each week.  The full-time Intensive program includes cultural activities.
Students who are not F-1 visa holders, and who do not wish to attend full-time, may select one or more of the Intensive or General English program courses.
Manhattanville College is located on a beautiful 100-acre campus in suburban Westchester County, an area that is the home to major corporations (IBM, MasterCard, PepsiCo), art centers, historic sites, shopping, and many recreational facilities. Manhattanville's friendly, small college atmosphere attracts students from across the U.S. and more than 70 nations.  The excitement and cultural attractions of New York City are only a 30-minute train ride away.

ELI offers special programs for groups and corporations. ELI Intensive and General courses meet the U.S. government education requirement for au pairs.

For further information, please contact ELI at (914) 323-5271 or

English Language Institute
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, New York 10577
Phone: 914-323-5271
Fax: 914-694-5725

Judith H. Lewis, Director


The English Language Institute is affiliated with:

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Intensive English Programs

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Intensive English Programs