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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 60
Bank 30/10
Post Office 30/10
Restaurant(s) 5/30
Shopping Mall/Outlet 30/5/30
Supermarket 30/10
Public Transportation 5








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Programs available at this location

2016 Cost Per Session
$1790 USD
2016 Cost Per Session
$1680 USD
2016 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD
American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2016 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

Teaneck- Housing Building Teaneck- Dorm Room Teaneck Game Room Floorplan Floorplan

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
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $250 - 300
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 $1360
Occupancy Double
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $250 - 300
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 Fitness Center New York City Central Park New York City Skyline
  • Baseball field
  • Computer center
  • Gymnasium
  • Soccer field
  • Tennis court(s)
  • 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

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.

ELS Students Speak - About Family Legacy with ELS

August 15, 2011

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

NJ Mobile Museum

March 29, 2016

The NJ Mobile Museum displays images, artifacts, film & a suite of interactive tools that exhibit the leaders and legends of NJ. The museum is 53-foot double expandable trailer and was located here on-campus at FDU in the parking lot behind our building. Our students took a few minutes from class with their instructors to visit the NJ Mobile Museum to learn more about the legends of NJ.

Medieval Times Show

March 29, 2016

In Lyndhurst, NJ, there is a castle the stands over NJ Turnpike and catches the eyes of travelers. This castle is known as Medieval Times! The show includes a dinner (which can only be eaten with your hands!) and a performance by knights battling against one another for the heart of the fans. The show and the meal was very enjoyable and delicious! Here are photo%27s from the event.

Snowtubing- Mountain Creek

March 29, 2016

During the winter time, snow tubing is a popular event here in the metropolitan area. We had a big group of students travel to Mountain Creek, NJ to enjoy the scenery as well as the snow tubing hills. Here are photos from that day.

Broadway show- Matilda

March 3, 2016

Broadway shows are one of our top activities here at ELS-Teaneck and this session we headed out to New York City to watch Matilda the Musical. It was wonderful to watch the performance, especially seeing the talent that the children had! Here are some photo's from the show.

Elf the musical

January 21, 2016

For the holiday season, ELS-Teaneck traveled to Madison Square Garden to enjoy a new holiday musical, The Elf. Based off the original movie, Buddy Elf travels to New York City from the North Pole in search of his biological father. The musical was very amusing and our students enjoyed the show. Here are some photos from the event!

Contact America- Lincoln Park Elementary School

December 22, 2015

This session, our center visited the second graders of Lincoln Park Elementary School and provided presentation about their home countries. The presentation included Saudi Arabia, Djobouti, China, Japan, Sount Korea, and Taiwan. This project was very successful and we would like to also thank our instructors who assisted our students with their presentations. Here are the photo's from the event!

Bryant Park- Ice Skating

December 22, 2015

The holidays is a great time to be in New York City. ELS traveled to Bryant Park to enjoy a night out on the ice! Here are some photo's from the a cold, yet entertaining night!


2016 ELS/Teaneck Application

2016 ELS/Teaneck Application

2016 ELS/Teaneck Center Application

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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 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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