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Comprehensive English Program

Intensive Program in American English and Orientation

Intensive Program in American English and Orientation

The Comprehensive English Program (CEP) is a full-time, English language and American culture program offered to non-native English-speaking students from very beginning (Levels Intro, 1, & 2) to very advanced (Levels 7, 8, & 9) levels of proficiency. CEP classes meet Monday through Thursday for about five hours of class each day.

At the beginning levels (Intro–2), all classes are taught as integrated language skills classes designed to provide a comprehensive English learning experience.

At the intermediate levels (3–6), instruction consists of two morning comprehensive core classes and two afternoon English enrichment and engagement classes. Both core courses integrate all English skills. At these levels, students select two types of afternoon enrichment and engagement classes. One offers focused practice on a specific language or academic skill, such as pronunciation, vocabulary development, and TOEFL prep. The other invites students to explore a topic of interest and to develop their linguistic and cultural fluency and confidence through engaging in the real use of English. Topics include American film, history of New York City, art appreciation, and business English.

At advanced levels (7-9), students complete their schedules with ALI electives, ALI advanced evening courses for specific purposes, or NYU School of Professional Studies career advancement courses. This flexibility allows advanced students to fine-tune their course selection to best suit their interests and needs.

Semester Summer I 2016 Summer II 2016 Fall 2016
Course Dates May 23–June 30 July 6–August 16 September 7–December 8
Course Fees, Comprehensive English Program
$2,700 $2,700 $5,710
Health Insurance* $1,200 (for 12 weeks)
$1,200 (for 12 weeks)
University Fees* $550 $550 $550
University Dormitory and Food Plan Approximately $6,500 per 14-week semester** Approximately $6,500 per 14-week semester** Approximately $6,500 per 14-week semester**

* These amounts are estimates and are subject to change. Required of all students on an F-1 visa; insurance can be waived upon review by NYU Student Health Insurance Services.

** Actual rates to be announced.

Note: All program fees and University room and board charges must be paid at the time of registration. The above figures do not include transportation, laundry, necessary personal expenses, or entertainment. Total living and maintenance expenses are estimated at $1,800 per month for students, whether living in a University dormitory or in private accommodations. All dates and expenses are subject to change.