English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) at LIU Post is dedicated to helping ESL students improve their English skills and experience life at a prestigious American university. Each year, nearly 100 students graduate from our ESL program and begin full-time undergraduate or graduate study at LIU Post.

Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program provides English as a Second Language classes to non-English speakers who are seeking admission to LIU Post to pursue a bachelor's or master's degree.

These classes help you improve your English skills through lessons in language, speaking, reading and writing.

The Intensive English Program offers many advantages:

  • Small, classes of 12 to 15 students taught by caring, expert teachers
  • A convenient Monday through Friday schedule with classes in writing, reading, listening, speaking, grammar and college preparation
  • 20 hours per week of instruction
  • State-of-the-art learning facilities and computers
  • Opportunities to join LIU Post activities and clubs

Schedule & Tuition

Summer 2016

July 5 - August 25
Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Tuition: $2,500

Fall 2016

September 7 - December 13
Monday - Thursday, 9:30am - 2pm
Friday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Tuition: $4,500

Please contact Mr. Joseph Granitto at or 516-299-4002.

Room & Board

On Campus Housing

About 1,800 students make their home at LIU Post and reside in eight residence halls. Residence halls include three-and four bedroom suites and standard double and triple rooms. Our residential complex is located within easy walking distance of academic buildings, the Winnick Student Center, Hillwood Commons and the Pratt Recreation Center.

A variety of meal plans are available. Please visit Residence Life for more details about residence halls and meal plan options.

Medical Forms & Health Insurance

Medical Forms

All international students must submit a medical form.

Health Insurance

All F-1 students must have health insurance. If you have health insurance, you must submit proof of insurance and complete a waiver form when you arrive on campus. If you do not have health insurance, you must purchase it through the university. The cost is approximately $700 per year.

How to Apply

Step One

Download and complete the Program Application for the Intensive English Program.

Step Two

If you need an I-20 for Summer 2016, download the following forms:

If you need an I-20 for Fall 2016, download the following forms:

Note: Please make sure your financial documents are originals, not copies.

Step Three

Submit the following documents to the English Language Institute.

  • Program Application/Personal statement
  • I-20 Application
  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your high school or college transcripts
  • A non-refundable tuition deposit of $200, payable to Long Island University
  • A completed Medical Form

Step Four

Mail all applications and documents to:

Mr. Joseph Granitto
Director, English Language Institute
Post Hall
LIU Post
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, New York 11548 USA

Phone: 516-299-4002