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CLIP is a special low-cost* English language immersion program for students who are non-native speakers of English. CLIP classes help students improve their academic English skills and become better prepared for college.

CLIP is an intensive ESL program for students who want to attend college, or have already been admitted to college.

*The fees for the Fall 2013 term are:
To get more information you may visit the CLIP office in Room 4N-207, email us at, or call 718.982.3069.
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The English Language Institute of the Center for International Service offers: small class sizes with excellent opportunities to use English through intensive English language instruction and cultural orientation, twenty classroom hours of instruction per week, and all aspects of spoken and written English (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Classes range from beginner to advanced levels of proficiency. Workshops are available for formal test preparation, such as the TOEFL, IELTS and CAT-W and ACT exams.
Four month sessions typically begin in January, May, and early September.
Three month sessions begin in March, June, and October.
Individual classes are available depending on visa status.
All classes are fee based.
Evening classes and tutoring sessions are now available on request.

ELI offers international events: lectures and workshops that help students understand U.S. culture and institutions, culture day, coffee hours. Students receive a certificate after completion of each session. Students applying to ELI must complete an application, provide proof of financial support (for non-immigrants in F or J status), and pay a $100 application fee and a document processing fee, if issuing an I-20. 
ELI works with the CSI admissions staff in providing assistance to students interested in applying to CSI for an undergraduate or graduate degree.
For questions call 718-982-2100 email or check ELI's website at http://www, and click on ‘Welcome to the Center for International Service’.
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Increase your English proficiency and broaden your academic and professional opportunities.
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