Intensive English @RELI

Intensive English at the Rutgers English Language Institute (RELI) offers timely and comprehensive English language support for non-degree students, researchers, visiting scholars, and professionals at one of the oldest, most diverse universities in the United States. Our primary mission is to prepare learners of English to pursue their academic goals at Rutgers University by providing an academically rigorous, culturally immersive, and socially welcoming learning environment. No matter who you are, where you are from, or where you are going - you are welcome here.Distinctive features of our program include:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) focus, from the beginning to advanced level
  • Writing-intensive and discipline-specific English courses, taught by experienced faculty within the internationally recognized Rutgers Writing Program
  • Credit-bearing courses and electives available for Intensive English students
  • Integrated English skills – including grammar and vocabulary – embedded in active, project-based lessons
  • Small class sizes where students receive plenty of practice and individual attention
  • Weekly one-on-one tutoring and academic consulting offered to students of every level
  • Standardized test preparation, including TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, and GMAT
  • Activities and events that foster international and domestic student friendships, language exchange, study groups, and peer mentoring
  • Networking and research presentation events every semester
  • Central location for travel and cultural immersion, in close proximity to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.


The Intensive English Program in the Program in American Language Studies is Accredited By


Proud member of


American Association of Intensive English Programs