English Language Institute

The English Language Institute, a department within Syracuse University’s College of Professional Studies, is a pre-degree program that prepares international students to succeed in their undergraduate and graduate degree  programs. Established in 1979, this immersive year-round program allows international students the opportunity to learn English and American culture in the heart of New York state.

Phone: 315.443.8571
E-mail: elimail@syr.edu
Web: eli.syr.edu
Address: 700 University Ave Room 103 | Syracuse, NY 13244


The Team

Amy Walker

Amy Walker

Instructional Language Coordinator | English Language Institute

Chrissa Butler

Chrissa Butler

ESL Instructor | English Language Institute

David Lind

David Lind

Leadership Team

Director | English Language Institute

David Patent

David Patent

Language Coordinator | English Language Institute

Jacqueline Monsour

Jacqueline Monsour

Assistant Director | English Language Institute

Jeff Jiang

Jeff Jiang

Global Partnerships Officer | English Language Institute

Maria Para

Maria Para

Instructional Language Coordinator | English Language Institute

Olga Oganesyan

Olga Oganesyan

Assistant Director, Academic Programs | English Language Institute

Rebecca Mindek

Rebecca Mindek

ESL Instructor | English Language Institute

Sarah Tomlinson

Sarah Tomlinson

International Student Advisor | English Language Institute

Tara Manion

Tara Manion

ESL Instructor | English Language Institute