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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








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Programs available at this location

2015 Cost Per Session
$1790 USD

2015 Cost Per Session
$1680 USD

2015 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD

American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2015 Cost Per Session
$1350 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 $220 - 270
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, Double, , ,
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $220 - 270
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


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

Ringling Brothers & Barnum Bailey Circus

March 20, 2015

During Session 3B.15, ELS-Teaneck made its was to the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ to attend the world famous Ringling Brothers & Barnum Bailey Circus! There were extravagant performs by both animals and the performers of the circus take amazed the crowd. Here are some photo's from the event.

Visit from the Teaneck Police Department

March 17, 2015

During Session 3B. 15, two officers from the Teaneck Police Department, Daniel Dalessio & Sara Quant, visited our center and gave an informative power point presentation regarding safety, laws, and driving tips. Our students had an opportunity to meet the officers and learn more about their day-to-day duties and how to try to avoid possible dangerous circumstances here in the U.S.

Phantom of the Opera Broadway Show

March 12, 2015

Broadway shows are a big hit here at ELS-Teaneck and once again, ELS made its way into New York City to enjoy the Phantom of the Opera Broadway classic! Here are some pictures from the event.

New York Knick's Game

February 9, 2015

ELS-Teaneck made a trip to New York City to watch the New York Knicks take on the Dallas Mavericks at the world famous Madison Square Garden arena! Though the NY Knicks are struggling this season, it was a great experience for our students to watch an NBA game and walk around MSG. Here are some photo's from that night.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show

January 22, 2015

On December 19th, ELS-Teaneck made it way into New York City during the Holiday season to enjoy the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular! We also had a chance to view the beautiful Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, which attracts many people through out the world during this time of year. Here are some photo's from the event!

The Nutcracker Ballet

December 16, 2014

On December 4th, 2014, ELS-Teaneck made its way to the Lincoln Center in New York City to watch the famous Nutcracker Ballet. Students rode in style as they took a limo into the city! Here are some photos from the event.

International Day 2014

December 16, 2014

On November 25th, 2014, ELS-Teaneck celebrated International Day with all of our students and staff. International Day is a time where everyone at ELS-Teaneck makes a contribution buy bringing in cuisines/desserts from their home country. It also a time where everyone learns about each others culture by interacting with one another and make new friends! Here are some photo's from the event.

Halloween 2014 Party

November 10, 2014

On Friday, October 31st, 2014, ELS-Teaneck had their annual Halloween Party! Students and staff joined in on the festivities by dressing up in their creative costumes! Students enjoyed taking photos with one another while also enjoying pizza and candy! Trick or Treat!

Bronx Zoo

November 4, 2014

On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, about 80 students from ELS-Teaneck made their way to the Bronx Zoo as part of their Contact America for the session. The trip to the zoo was related to the Biology and Endangered Species chapters which our student were learning more about throughout the session . Here are some pictures from the trip!

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!

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.


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 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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