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Hunter CUNY
International English Language Institute

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    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

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About the Hunter College International English Language Institute

The International English Language Institute (IELI) was established in 1950 to provide students with outstanding English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and orientation to life in the United States. IELI students increase their fluency, accuracy, and confidence in English while actively learning and developing the language study skills needed to succeed at American colleges or universities, to excel in their professional careers, or for their own personal enrichment. The IELI curriculum incorporates classroom instruction with multimedia and computer laboratory work, along with all of New York City’s cultural resources. Students can get discount tickets for special events at Hunter College. The IELI is a proud member of UCIEP, a U.S. consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs known for its high professional standards and quality English language instruction. 

We offer 5 semesters: Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II and Summer


  • The IELI offers a full time TOEFL class.
  • Students who complete the advanced level of our Academic Skills Program may apply for undergraduate admission to CUNY schools, except Baruch, without the TOEFL.
  • IELI students learn English among a culturally diverse student body at one of the oldest public colleges in the U.S.
  • International students experience the excitement of living in New York City, a world-class city known as the capital of the world.
  • Certificate programs in Professional English, Business English, Academic Writing and TESOL
Hunter College International English Language Institute

Full-Time Academic Skills Program

The Academic Skills Program’s supportive and challenging environment provides intensive English instruction in the skills required for success in American college or graduate programs. This program is ideal for anyone whose goal is to apply to an English-language university. The Academic Skills Program offers courses from beginning through advanced levels. Students that successfully complete Level 10 will be waived from taking the TOEFL when entering any CUNY school, except Baruch College. *visit our website for additional Academic Skills offerings. 

Daytime Classes: Full-Time: $2100

Academic Skills Daytime classes run 8 weeks for 18 hours per week from levels Beginner-Advanced. These classes focus on reading, writing, grammar, and oral skills. Schedules and class locations vary between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. E.T. 4 or 5 days a week and are distributed prior to the start of the new semester.

Evening Classes: Full-Time Tuition: $1800

Academic Skills evening classes focus on reading, writing, grammar, and oral skills for a total of 18 hours per week for levels 3-8. These classes run Monday-Thursday, 5:30pm-9:40pm.

Full-Time General English Program

The IELI’s General English Program’s effective methods and flexible schedule are ideal for improving English language fluency and reaching your goals as quickly as possible. You can begin classes every week and enjoy the benefits of learning English in New York City. This program is ideal for anyone whose goal is to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills quickly and efficiently in a dynamic and engaging environment. We offer every level from Beginner to Advanced.


General English classes run 8 weeks for 18 hours per week from levels Beginner-Advanced, but you can begin your studies during any week of the semester.  Classes run Monday-Thursday, 5:30pm-9:40pm.

TOEFL Preparation

Full-time Levels 8-10 $2100

These classes are designed to teach the language skills and test-taking strategies needed to achieve a competitive score on the reading, writing, listening, and speaking segments of the TOEFL iBT. Students will take practice TOEFL tests to become familiar with the exam. They will then analyze results to find areas to improve using the skills learned.

Part-time Levels 4-7 $600

This course is designed to help students maximize their practice with the test content and earn the highest grade possible to follow their goals and dreams of studying in American universities and graduate Schools.

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International English Language Institute

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Hunter CUNY
International English Language Institute

Hunter College
695 Park Avenue Room E1022
New York NY 10065
P: 212.772.4292
English Programs
  • Business English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Professionals
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Intensive English
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation

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