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ELS USA LOCATIONS

Teaneck, NJ

1000 River Road, Robison Hall, 4th Floor
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Tel.: (201) 907-0004
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
On the campus of: Fairleigh Dickinson University [Metropolitan Campus]
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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

Fast Facts - Teaneck

Fast Facts - Teaneck

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Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 25-60
Bank 30
Downtown Area 5
Post Office 30
Restaurant(s) 2
Shopping Mall/Outlet 5
Supermarket 5
Bus Stop/Subway 10

LEGEND

Walking

Bike

Car

Bus

Train


Electricity

110V 60KHz.
Electric Plug Details

1

2


Programs available at this location

2014 Cost Per Session
$1790 USD

2014 Cost Per Session
$1680 USD

2014 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD

American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2014 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

The Complete Prep Program for the TOEFL® iBT

Achieve your goals by preparing for the TOEFL® iBT with ELS!

2014 Cost Per Session
$2040 USD

Teaneck- Housing Building Teaneck- Dorm Room Teaneck Game Room

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 $1040
Occupancy Single, Single
Minimum Age 14
Airport Pickup $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
Occupancy Double, Double, ,
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $190 - 240
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals included

ELS located within this building Teaneck: Business Building Teaneck Library Students Hanging Out Walking Path around Teaneck Teaneck Building with Flags Teaneck ELS Center Teaneck Fitness Center New York City Central Park New York City Skyline
  • Baseball field
  • Computer center
  • Gymnasium
  • Soccer field
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Health center
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible
  • Cafeteria

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?

  1. Find a university via our University Finder
  2. Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
  3. 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."
  4. Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
  5. Begin your university program!

Meet the Staff

Tyrone Glass

Tyrone Glass

Center Director

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.

Meri Petkovska

Meri Petkovska

Academic Director

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.

John Tello

John Tello

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.

Joelle Graham

Joelle Graham

Registrar

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.

Kristine Krieg

Kristine Krieg

IELTS Administrator

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!

Anne Arauz

Anne Arauz

Homestay Coordinator

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.

Joe Rosal

Joe Rosal

Administrative Assistant

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!

- Thiago Barros

United Nations Centre trip

October 29, 2014


On October 21st, 2014, ELS-Teaneck was invited to join in on the newly educational lecture held at the United Nation Centre. Our student had an opportunity to sit in during the lecture, named after former FDU president Michael J. Adams, which was led by a well-known scientist from Saudi Arabia, Dr. Hayat Sindi. Here are some photo's of our students from that day!

Contact America- United Nations Centre

October 29, 2014

On October 21st, 2014, ELS-Teaneck was invited to join in on the newly educational lecture held at the United Nation Centre. Our student had an opportunity to sit in during the lecture, named after former FDU president Michael J. Adams, which was led by a well-known scientist from Saudi Arabia, Dr. Hayat Sindi. Here are some photo's of our students from that day!

Contact America- United Nations Centre

October 29, 2014

On October 21st, 2014, ELS-Teaneck was invited to the United Nations Centre, located in New York City, to take part in a new educational conversation series that is named after the former president of FDU, Michael J. Adams. Our students had an opportunity to listen in on the lecture presented by well-known scientist from Saudi Arabia, Dr. Hayat Sindi. Here are some pictures from that day!

Six Flags Trip

October 8, 2014


On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, ELS-Teaneck took a ride down to South Jersey to get some chills and thrills on the rollercoaster rides at Six Flags Great Adventure! Students also had a chance to experience the seasonal "Frightfest" at around 6:00 PM when the park becomes filled with spooky zombies at every corner! Here are some photo's from the event.

Bowling Night

September 11, 2014


ELS Teaneck took a trip to Wallington Lanes Bowling Alley for unlimited bowling night! Not only was it enjoyable for our students and staff, but competitive as well. The top 2 bowlers of the night received 2 AMC movie tickets from ELS and everyone brought their A game! Here are some pictures from the event.

Yankees vs Red Sox Game

September 10, 2014


On September 4th, 2014, ELS-Teaneck made its way to Yankee stadium to watch them take on their historic rivals, the Boston Red Sox. The game was full of excitement as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 5-4 after a walk-off home run but Chris Headley! Here are some photos from the game!

Labor Day Picnic

September 9, 2014


On Friday, August 29th, 2014, ELS Students and Staff enjoyed a beautiful day outside on the North Lawn for our Annual Labor Picnic before leaving campus for a the holiday weekend. ELS provided 6-Foot subs, chips, and beverages for the occasion while students also played soccer and volleyball. Here are some pictures from the Picnic!

Broadway show- Pippin

August 26, 2014


On Thursday, August 14th, 2014, a group of our students and faculty went into the Big Apple to catch another spectacular Broadway show called Pippin. Here are some photo's from that night!

Broadway Show- Aladdin

July 22, 2014


On July 17th, 2014, ELS-Teaneck made it's way to the Big Apple to catch the newly added Broadway Show, Aladdin. It was a great show full of laughter and magic tricks.

Contact America- Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty

July 22, 2014


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.

Contact America- Five Star Residences

July 9, 2014


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 :).

Portugal vs Ireland Soccer Game

June 24, 2014


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!

International Day 2014

June 20, 2014


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.

Yankee Game

June 5, 2014


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!

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ELS at Fairleigh Dickinson University

ELS at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Provides a brief description of ELS, our Programs and the Teaneck ELS Language Center. The flyer also offers some specific attributes of the university, its programs and other helpful information.

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Fast Facts - Teaneck

Fast Facts - Teaneck

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Session 11B.14 Student Activities

Session 11B.14 Student Activities

Halloween season is here! Here's what we have planned at ELS-Teaneck for Session 11B. 14.

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Session 3B Activities Calendar

Session 3B Activities Calendar

Here is what we have planned for Session 3B here at ELS- Teaneck!

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Session 4B Calendar

Session 4B Calendar

Here is what we have planned at our center for Session 4B! Happy Spring!

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Session 5B. 14 Activities Calendar

Session 5B. 14 Activities Calendar

Here is what we have planned for Session 5B. 14 from April 27th- May 24th.

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Session 6B.14 Activities Calendar

Session 6B.14 Activities Calendar

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Session 9B.14 Activities Calendar

Session 9B.14 Activities Calendar

Here is a look at our Student Activities calendar for Session 9B. 14 (08/17/2014-09/13/2014).

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