English Language Learning

Manhattan College offers several English Language Programs for language learners and teachers. For English language learners, the Intensive English Language Program (IELP), International Pathway Program (IPP), English for Business Communication, and short-term ESL programs offer students unique opportunities.

  • The IELP provides full-time intensive English for students seeking to increase language proficiency for academic or professional needs.
  • The IPP provides students a chance to earn Manhattan College credits while improving their English skills.
  • Our ESL + NYC Experience program offers general English study coupled with the opportunity to explore New York City.
  • The online Business Communication course focuses on helping students improve their language skills for professional settings.

For those seeking to become ESL / EFL instructors, the Manhattan College TEFL Certificate Program is a flexible, established pathway towards becoming an English language teacher. More than 100 hours of online study and an optional 20-hour, on-site teaching practicum ensures that would-be teachers are employable as English language instructors. We also offer the TESOL Practicum program, which is perfect for practicing teachers who would like a professional development opportunity in New York City.

Explore our ELL programs

  • English as a Second Language

    Our two-week ESL and NYC Experience includes 15 hours of classroom English language training and practice per week. English language classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced ESL instructors. Students will visit the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and other iconic cityscapes in this program, which offer eye-catching views that make for an overall unforgettable experience while also improving their English language speaking skills.

  • English For Business Communication

    This course is ideal for business professionals and students who are learning English as a second language and are looking to improve their communication skills. For three hours per week, we will help prepare you for the job search. You will learn email communication and resume writing, as well as how to write cover letters, memos, summaries, and more. Upon completion, students will create an e-portfolio.

  • Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

    The Manhattan College Intensive English Language Program (IELP) provides high-quality English-language instruction to speakers of other languages in order to meet their goals: Academic, professional, and personal. Instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking, language structure, and other pertinent areas of English language acquisition are taught using the communicative method. The IELP has six levels: 001 – 006, with Level 006 being the highest level.

  • International Pathway Program (IPP)

    Manhattan College's International Pathway Program (IPP) helps students learn the English language while gaining College credit in a small classroom setting on a traditional college campus in New York City. Students in the two IPP levels gain English language proficiency while engaging in for-credit degree courses.
  • TEFL Certificate Program

    Earn an internationally recognized TEFL certificate from Manhattan College and gain experience in the classroom with a two-week practicum in New York City.

  • TESOL Teacher Practicum

    This program provides aspiring teachers the opportunity to utilize their skills in New York City, and practice alongside experienced teachers with Master's degrees in TESOL and ESL.