English Language Program (ELP) at Hofstra University
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About the English Language Program Hofstra University offers conditional admission to international students seeking an undergraduate education at a leading American university. It prepares students for academic success through a rigorous program of English language instruction, which, upon completion, permits them to transition to fully matriculated status. The program serves as a bridge to regular admission to the University and, once regular admission has been secured, provides students with continued support in developing their language skills while they pursue their degrees.
Enrolling in the ELP Students who meet Hofstra Universityâ€™s admission requirements but have not demonstrated English language proficiency may be invited to enroll in the English Language Program (ELP). Sessions are offered in the spring, summer and fall. Upon successful completion of ELP course work and demonstration of English proficiency, students transition to a degree-granting program at Hofstra University. Beginner Level Students with a TOEFL score below 65 or an IELTS score at or below 5.0, as well as students with no TOEFL or IELTS scores, may be admitted to the Beginner Level and Advanced Level. Advanced Level Students with a TOEFL score below 80 but above 64 or an IELTS score between 6.0 and 5.5, may be admitted to the Advanced Level. Courses are available in the spring, summer and fall.
Once they have successfully demonstrated English language proficiency, students are considered fully matriculated. There is no other requirement for full admission and no need for the student to file a separate application for admission to the University. Students who successfully complete the Advanced Level may, upon the recommendation of the ELP director, enroll in additional upper level classes, but they are not required to do so as a condition of their continued status as fully matriculated students.
Beginner Level Students with a TOEFL score below 65 or an IELTS score at or below 5.0, as well as students with no TOEFL or IELTS scores, may be admitted on a conditional basis and are required to take courses in the ELP Beginner Level.
Beginner Level The Beginner Level, which includes the four courses listed below, takes place on our campus in Hempstead, New York. Upon completion of the Beginner Level, students continue with the ELP Advanced Level. ELP 011A, Introductory Reading Comprehension (3 semester hours): Development of basic academic reading skills in the various disciplines. ELP 012A, Introductory Grammar (3 s.h.): A systematic study of basic English grammar. ELP 013A, Introductory Conversation (3 s.h.): Development of basic functional English. ELP 015A, Introductory Composition (3 s.h.): Basic writing for students with very limited English proficiency, focusing on development of formal genres.
Upon completion of Beginner Level, students transition to the Advanced Level.
ELP at a Glance TOEFL/IELTS score
TOEFL: 50-64 IELTS: 4.5-5.0
Beginner Level and Advanced Level
TOEFL: 65-79 IELTS: 5.5-6.0
Advanced Level Students with a TOEFL score below 80 but above 64 or an IELTS score between 6.0 and 5.5 may be admitted on a conditional basis and are required to take courses in the ELP Advanced Level. The Advanced Level, which includes the five courses listed below, takes place on our campus in Hempstead, New York. In addition to the five courses listed below, students enroll in an elective course chosen in consultation with an academic advisor. This program allows students to earn six credits toward the bachelorâ€™s degree. ELP 021, Reading Comprehension (3 s.h.): Development of academic reading skills in the various disciplines. ELP 023B, Oral Communication (3 s.h.): Development of ability to communicate orally through discussion and role play. Focus on speech functions related to stating facts, challenging opinions, and reporting information. ELP 024B, Language Lab and Tutorial (3 s.h.): Supervised lab work and individualized tutorial using the multimedia facilities available. ELP 025, Composition (3 s.h. with degree credit): Development of expository writing skills, idiomatic usage, and argumentative strategies. ELP 026, American Encounters (1 s.h.): This course allows students to acquire better oral proficiency and listening comprehension by interacting spontaneously in English with native speakers. Learning activities grow out of field trips to New York City cultural attractions, walking tours of historic areas, and other activities. Elective (3 s.h. with degree credit): Chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.
Costs for 2014 Students required to take ELP courses are responsible for costs regarding summer, spring and/or fall tuition, fees, housing and dining costs (if living on campus), and health insurance. Students should also factor into their budget books, supplies, travel, etc. Estimated 2014-2015 rates will be available on March 1, 2014. Rates typically increase an average of 4.5 percent. Visit hofstra.edu/tuitionandfees for a breakdown of costs.
Summer Option Undergraduate Tuition and Fees: $14,423 Room/Housing (high-rise double room; includes unlimited laundry access): $3,035 Board/Meals (summer plan; visit hofstra.edu/dining for all available dining plans): $500 Health Insurance: $92 Books and Supplies: $500 Incidentals, including transportation: $1,030
Fall Option or spring Option Undergraduate Tuition and Fees: $18,700 Room/Housing (high-rise double room; includes unlimited laundry access): $4,495 Board/Meals (level 5 plan; visit hofstra.edu/dining for all available dining plans): $1,880 Health Insurance: $385 Books and Supplies: $500 Incidentals, including transportation: $1,545
Student Life Residential Programs Hofstraâ€™s Office of Residential Programs offers a variety of comfortable living environments geared toward meeting the diverse needs of our resident students. A full-time professional resident director, graduate assistants, and undergraduate resident assistants, specially trained to assist students and develop a strong sense of community among the residents, staff each residential area. Many of the residence halls have been renovated in recent years and offer state-of-the-art group study rooms with technology-enhanced facilities, and exercise rooms. For more information on Residential Programs, please visit hofstra.edu/reslife. Residence hall styles range from high-rises offering single, double and triple rooms with common area lounges and bathrooms to those with suite-style arrangements, some with a shared lounge space and in-suite bathrooms. Each residence hall has a shared community kitchen, on-site laundry facilities, and community living rooms. All residence halls have Wi-Fi and are cable ready. Note: Students attending the summer program are housed in one of the high-rise residence halls.
Social Programs and Opportunities During the academic year, various programs are offered to help you develop your conversational English skills, become familiar with all the programs and services Hofstra University offers, explore your new home on Long Island, and discover the many exciting opportunities available in nearby New York City.
Orientation Prior to the start of classes, you will participate in a mandatory International Student Orientation program that will assist you with your transition from your home country to Hofstra University. The International Student Orientation offers a series of informational presentations and numerous social activities that will help you become acquainted with the resources Hofstra University offers, learn more about academic expectations and U.S. American culture, and meet fellow students. The International Student Orientation is offered in the summer, fall and spring semesters. For more information, please visit hofstra.edu/omisp.
4Stav Boutsis Director of International Recruitment Office of Admission Phone: +516-463-6292 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 4George L. Greaney Director, English Language Program Phone: +516-463-5650 or 5434 Email: George.L.Greaney@hofstra.edu