Estimate includes tuition and housing costs ONLY. An additional Materials & Technology fee will be required for each session of study. All prices are listed in US Dollars the local currency of the ELS Center. Program & housing availability as well as cost are subject to change.
Centers & Locations
"ELS is the best language center. If you want to get the best learning English environment, come here."
ELS/Teaneck is situated on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, a short distance from the city center. Just 30 minutes from the excitement of New York City, Teaneck is located in a beautiful and safe area. Teaneck’s ethnically diverse community is a welcoming environment for international students.
Campus Facility Use
New York City’s cultural and historical attractions, shopping, restaurants and nightlife
Philadelphia, Boston and Washington DC are easy to reach for possible weekend trips
The Complete Prep Program for the TOEFL® iBT has been added to your estimate.
2014 Cost Per Session
Homestays in the area(Homestay)
Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation. Students use a bus to come to school, which usually includes a transfer at the Hackensack bus terminal.
Price per Session
$190 - 240
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week
Linden 8(Student Residence (On Campus))
Shared on campus dorm room. Shared suite-style bathrooms. Rooms include bed, desk, lamp, dresser, closet and micro-fridge (combined microwave and small refrigerator). Linens are also included. Students clean their own rooms during their stay. Laundry room is available in the same building (free usage).
Security: Building locked at all times. Front door is accessed with swipe card. Rooms are accessed with a key. There are 2 resident assistants: 1 male & 1 female.
Important - Students must be prepared to complete health forms prior to arrival. See Arrival Details section for more details. Summer dorm price is in effect during Sessions 6, 7, 8
Price per Session
$1270 - 1360
Double, Double, ,
$190 - 240
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals included
Center is handicapped accessible
Classrooms are handicapped accessible
What is Conditional Admission?
Institutions in the ELS University Conditional Admission Network offer conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student’s academic record and other university and/or departmental and program requirements, but who have not yet demonstrated English proficiency. Your admission is “conditional” based upon satisfying English proficiency through completion of a specified level of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program and any other specific requirements prior to full admission. Once these requirements are fulfilled, you are able to fully matriculate. These requirements will be outlined on your Conditional Letter of Admission, and your selected ELS center will assist you in completing all of the necessary requirements for matriculation.
Additional matriculation requirements may include other required scores, for example, GMAT® or GRE® for graduate programs.
Our ELS University Partners will offer a Conditional Letter of Admission (CLA) detailing the additional requirements needed for matriculation. You and your family can be assured that you have a university placement and ELS registration prior to departing for the USA.
What is the Conditional Admission Process?
Find a university via our University Finder
Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
If you are an acceptable candidate for university admission, you receive a letter of "Conditional university admission subject to English proficiency and submission of any other required documentation for matriculation."
Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
Begin your university program!
Meet the Staff
It is an honor to be a apart of a language school that stands on the forefront of ESL education and teaches with passion. Residing on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, the opportunities are endless. From, the short commute to NYC, to campus involvement there is always something for our students to do. Though I am new to ELS, my passion for education isn't. I look forward to ELS-Teaneck serving as a catalyst to those who are not only interested in mastering English as their second language, but also in assisting those who are interested in the various post secondary options that exist.
My journey at ELS-Teaneck began as an Instructional specialist before moving on to become the Academic Director. I received my Bachelors of Art in English Language and Literature from Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia and a Masters of Art in Applied Linguistics, ESL Concentration from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, MA. I love learning new languages and travelling. Born and raised in Macedonia, I was exposed to English, French,Spanish, Portuguese, and all the Balkan languages. I am a native speaker of Macedonian and I can understand and be conversant to some degree in all the above-mentioned languages. As an English as a second language learner myself; I can truly understand the needs of our students.
International Student Advisor
As the newest addition to the ELS-Teaneck team, I am happy to serve as the International Student Advisor. I am a native New Jersey resident and enjoy serving my community by mentoring youth on and off the basketball court. I am a graduate of Felician College where I was granted with a full scholarship to play basketball. Through this experience, I learned the true essence of leadership. I am delighted to work with students from around the world, and I look forward to learning from each of them.
My journey started here in 1989 as a Clerical staff member at the Language Institute for English in Rutherford, NJ. Through our many transitions the one thing that remains constant is my enjoyment for the students in which we serve. As one of the first staff members on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Teaneck I currently serve as the centers Registrar. In my role, I am responsible for handling all student accounts receivables and payable duties in addition to maintaining the centers financial records and performing administrative duties. In my spare time, I enjoy movies on the big screen and going to the spa.
Hi and Welcome! I am Kristine Krieg, the IELTS Administrator here in ELS/Teaneck. I graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in History, Economics, Political Science and Philosophy and later earned a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Montclair State University. I began working at ELS as an instructor in 2011 after spending time teaching English and lecturing on topics in American History at Jeju University in South Korea. Currently I manage our IELTS testing center here, helping our students reach their goals, fulfill their dreams.
I am excited to meet the new students who choose to come to New Jersey—a great state where I have lived most of my life!
Welcome to ELS-Teaneck! I am Anne Arauz. I have been placing international students into American homestay families at ELS for the past 12 years. I was born and raised in the United Kingdom and received my degree in Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, reading and practicing yoga.
I am delighted to be part of ELS since 2010. Having taught History in New Jersey’s public schools for 10 years, I came to ELS with the aim of helping international students become proficient in the English language. Currently, I serve as the Administrative Assistant. Other than English, I am fluent in Tagalog, and literate in Spanish and have some reading competency in Italian, Portuguese, and French. I have lived in the Philippines, Singapore, Spain and the states of Hawai’i, California and Connecticut before settling down in the Garden State, New Jersey! Travel and cultures are two things that are secondary to my real passion which is teaching. I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in History and Political Science from Rutgers
University. My ultimate goal is to someday earn a doctorate in Global Studies with Colonization and Decolonization as my specialty.
Thiago Barros, Brazil
September 17, 2009
I decided to come to ELS Teaneck because I have family living near the center. At first, I was a little worried – new school, new teachers, new house, and new country. However, my first day here, I felt something special. I love the teachers, the new friends from different countries, the trips to New York, the parties for new students. I feel like these “new” people are like a family. If you need help, they help you. I f you have a problem; they do everything to solve it. The most important thing is they really know how to improve your English. I suggest that everyone come here and see how great this family is!
On July 11th, 2014, our Master classes (Levels 110-112) went on a trip to see Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty! Students learned about the immigration process back when Ellis Island was operational and the history of the Statue of Liberty. Here are some pictures from the trip.
On June 17th, 2014, a group of our students walked over to a local retirement home to interact with the men and women who reside at the Five Star Residences. This is a great opportunity to not only practice their conversation skills, but learn from men and women who are wise and have lived through different generations. It also gave the men and women something to look forward too :).
On Tuesday, June 10th 2014, ELS-Teaneck went to Metlife Stadium watch Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal take on Ireland in a international friendly match! The game was filled with exciting goals as Portugal won the friendly match 5-1. Here are some photo's from that day!
On June 9th, 2014 ELS-Teaneck had their annual International Day! This is a day when students, teachers, and administrators contribute any kind of cuisine from their home country. We had hot dishes, deserts, soups, and drinks. Students also wore attire that can be found in their home country.
On May 2nd, 2014, ELS-Teaneck made its way to the world famous Yankee Stadium to watch Derek Jeter and the NY Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The game did go extra innings but unfortunately, the Yankees lost 5-10 in the 14th. Here are some pictures from the game!
On Tuesday night, April 15th a group of 16 students and teachers went to new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY to watch the Nets take on Knicks! There were a lot of Knick fans in the building (inculding our students) and the Knicks won the game 109-98. Too bad they didn't make the playoffs!
During our March session, ELS students promoted Cancer Awareness at our center and around campus at Fairleigh Dickinson University by participating in the 2014 Relay for Life event held every year. Our students were able to reach out ELS students and FDU students in regards to speaking about the importance of cancer awareness. Our students were able to raise over $200.00 which will be used to help further cancer research in the U.S.
On March 12th, 2014, we had a large group of students go out bowling with ELS! The neon and black lights made the event even more enjoyable and our students had a blast! Here are a few photo's taken at the bowling alley.
Graduation Day is always a fun and fulfilling day for our students here at ELS. It is a time when we all celebrate our students accomplishments during the session but most importantly, we celebrate the graduation of our level 109 and 112 EAP students as they move on to continue their studies at a university/college! Here are a few photo's taken from Graduation.
ELS at Fairleigh Dickinson University
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