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New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

Located on the Vide Boutielle Highway, Monroe College’s St. Lucia campus offers a practical education designed to give students a competitive edge in the workplace.

  • The ESL Intensive Program

    The English Language Learning Institute (ELLI) offers two levels of instruction. Each student’s level of English proficiency will determine the required level of instruction. Level I requires enrollment in two sessions and Level II requires enrollment in one session. ELLI combines the core elements of language acquisition with an engaging, creative social and extracurricular experience. 

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

    Intensive English courses at varying levels include English Grammar, Conversation, Reading, Writing, Research, ESL American Culture, and TOEFL Preparation.  Most classes meet between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The full-time Intensive program students receive a total of 24 hours of classroom instruction each week. The full-time Intensive program includes cultural activities.

    This will be accomplished not only through a rigorous ESL curriculum but also through specifically tailored project-based assignments in which students are able to experience a collective and more ―hands on‖ style of learning.   Instruction and exploration through dramatic plays, song writing, poetry, film directing, acting, comic and graphic design, musicals, etc. will not simply be central to a student’s course for a session, rather they will be the inspiration and motivation behind ELLI’s intensive core curriculum.

    ELLI 1 

    Level     Area of Focus Recommended TOEFL Minimum 
      iBT PBT
     Basic   This course builds on students’ previous education and language knowledge to introduce basic literacy skills and help students adjust to their new cultural environment. Students will develop the ability to use oral and written English for daily needs, acquire basic conversation skills and vocabulary, and use simple sentence patterns. 0-8 0-310
     Intermediate   This course expands students’ essential English communication skills and cultural knowledge and introduces the language of classroom studies. Students will develop oral classroom skills and reading strategies, expand their vocabulary, and use more complex sentence patterns. Students will also learn how to use some school and community resources. 9-18310-343 
     Advanced This course is designed to improve students’ accuracy in using English in classroom situations, and to help them understand the changing world around them. Students will study and interpret a range of texts and produce a variety of forms of writing. Activities will also help students to develop their oral presentation skills and acquire study skills (including note-taking and summarizing skills) that will enhance their ability to learn in all subjects. 19-29347-380