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English Course in New York

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Information on the English School in New York

The school is probably the best located language school in the City and can be found in the heart of Manhattan, close to the amazing Times Square, a very prestigious and famous location. New York will offer you an array of life experiences, both educational and cultural. Following a language course in one of the most modern and dynamic cities in the world will take you on an adventure! You’ll have some of the most highly trained and dedicated professionals throughout the nation, and the language centre is brimming  with students from all over the globe. During the course, you can opt to stay in a residence near the school, with a host family or other residence type throughout Manhattan and surrounding areas.  Come and explore the ‘Big Apple’ along with other students!  The school has 16 classrooms which are bright and welcoming. A New York City deli, which occupies the ground floor, will welcome you with a variety of food and drink. You will have immediate access to free Internet (there are as many as 24 computer stations!) and free Wi-Fi. There is a relaxation area with couches, TVs and vending machines, as well as a hall reserved for individual study. You won’t feel alone, not only can someone be there to meet you when you arrive, but you’ll have someone throughout your stay to make is as fun and comfortable as possible. The school is located just a short walk from Grand Central Station and the New York Public Library, as well as a stone’s throw away from many of the iconic buildings and destinations throughout the City!

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Every English Course in New York includes:
  • Welcome Event
  • Textbook and materials
  • Extra-Curricular activities
  • Access to the Internet
  • Medical Insurance from Guard.me

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English Courses in New York

These are the courses you can follow at this school:

General, Semi Intensive or Intensive English Course in New York

20, 24 or 30 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in New York and other nearby destinations! >> Read more

English for Work in New York for Adults

30 lessons per week - from Pre-Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in New York. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more

English in the City in New York

30 lessons per week - from Pre-intermediate (only if close to Intermediate) - flexible duration

[+] This practical English Course is well-structured and grants you the opportunity to explore the language whilst discovering what the city has to offer. This formal approach, combined with the informal, provides a basis on which to begin practicing English in everyday life. You will be starting conversations in no time! The English ‘In the City’ Course delivers a stimulating environment for students. >> Read more

One to One Lessons in New York

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] To make the most of your studying in New York you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more

TOEFL Exam Preparation Course in New York

30 lessons per week - from Intermediate - Flexible duration

[+] The TOEFL Preparation Course has no fail mark, but does evaluate the level of English of the candidate. The certificate is valid for 24 months after completion. It is a world-renowned qualification to obtain, and the average proficiency of those who take the test are among Intermediate and Advanced levels. >> Read more

Accommodation in New York

If you don’t know where to stay while taking your English course in New York, you can choose one of these accommodations proposed by the school

New Yorker - Residence

Distance to School: 12 - 13 minutes walking - Room types: Single room, private bathroom, shared kitchen - Twin room, private bathroom, shared kitchen

[+] The New Yorker Residence is located on floors 15-18 of the New Yorker Hotel, which offers fully-furnished single or twin en-suite rooms with a TV, high-speed internet and refrigerator. These fully-furnished rooms are a great choice for students on the go, looking for an independent experience. The r ... >> Read more

Wall Street Apt. - Apartments

Distance to School: 20 - 25 minutes public transport, 15 - 18 minutes uber - Room types: Master bedroom (large, with private bathroom) - Deluxe bedroom (large, shared bathroom) - Flexi bedroom (small, low cost, shared bathroom)

[+] The Wall Street apartments are shared apartments in a luxury high-rise building. Students will be amazed by the high end furnishings in their rooms and the extensive amenities within the building. The four bedroom apartment has two bathrooms: one is an en-suite bathroom for one of the bedrooms and t ... >> Read more

Brooklyn Co Living - Residence

Distance to School: 30 - 35 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, private bathroom - Single room - Single room (to be shared by a couple), private bathroom

[+] If you want to experience true New York living, Brooklyn is the place to be! The residence offers students shared apartments in two different layouts. The home offers two apartments with three bedrooms in each apartment. Each of these rooms offers ensuite bathrooms. The home also offers another apar ... >> Read more

Host Family

Distance to School: 25 - 55 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, breakfast only - Single room, half board - Twin room, breakfast only - Twin room, half board - MANHATTAN Single room, breakfast only

[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more

Why New York? Some facts

Here is some more information on English courses in New York

Why follow an English Course in New York?

New York needs no introduction. You already know its skyline, are familiar with Central Park, Wall Street and Broadway. It has significant influence over worldwide commerce, finance, fashion, media and politics, and boasts 164 academic institutions with a student population of 623,000! You won’t have enough time to take in the endless activities it provides, but you’ll have the privilege of watching and learning and tasting some of the most inspired theatre shows, art, food from people all over the world. You can try anything, from trapeze classes to aerial yoga and olympic trampolining! The city provides you with an energy that never ceases…and the excitement and thrill this city provides is incomparably to any other.

An international environment

Does this English course in New York meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.

Nationalities

  • Students between 18-30 years of age 86% 86%
  • 30+ 40+ 50+ 14% 14%

Course Structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First Day (Monday)

The first day begins with the reception and registration of students at 8.15am. Try to make sure you are on time, and remember to bring the following with you:

  • Form I-20  and F-1 Visa (only if you have chosen to attend a course that is more than 20 lessons per week)
  • Form I-94 (a small green or white card delivered by air mail)
  • Pen and notebook (other materials are provided and included in the package)
  • Passport
  • Health Insurance (valid for the duration of your stay)
  • Credit Card (for the security deposit in case you have opted to stay in a residence or apartment)

At 09:00 there will be a short language test – nothing to worry about! This is to determine your level of English, in order to place you in a class with those students of a similar level.

At 10:15 there is a scheduled break, where you can enjoy your Welcome Breakfast in the company of other new students.

Shortly after breakfast there will be an Orientation session, where information about the school, your course and your surrounding area in New York will be provided in a Welcome Pack. You will receive guidance on visa regulations, housing, transport and activities proposed by the school. Depending on the course you have selected, (General, Intensive or Semi-Intensive), you may then start lessons immediately afterwards or the following day.

  • 08:30 Reception and registration
  • 09:00 English Level Test
  • 10:15   Welcome Breakfast
  • 10:45  Orientation Session and Welcome Pack
  • 12:30  First English Lesson in New York

Welcome Pack 

On your first day, you will receive a Welcome Pack containing a manual with information about New York City, class schedules, academic information, proposals for leisure activities, an additional education plan, school regulations and important contact information for emergency situations. They will provide you with a number you can contact 24 hours a day throughout your entire stay.

From Tuesday Onwards…

By the second day you will begin to follow the regular academic schedule of lessons. During the first week, you will alternate between two different teachers and you will have the opportunity to compare different types of pronunciation. On the first Wednesday, you will receive the course textbook and following this, course material will be provided a little at a time. The time table will vary according to the course you have chosen:

  • General English: The first day will be determined by whether your lessons take place in the morning (as in the example) or in the afternoon.
  • Semi-Intensive English Course: As per General English, but with 2 extra lessons from 12:30 – 14:00
  • Intensive English or English for Work (Business English): As per General English, but with extra lessons each day from 12:30 – 14:00.

Morning (sample schedule)

  • 08:30-10:00 First Module*
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-11:45 Second Module*

Midday

  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch Break
  • 12:30-14:00 Extra Lessons**
  • 14:00-14:15 Break

Afternoon (sample schedule)

  • 14:15-15:45 First Module*
  • 15:45-16:00 Break
  • 16:00-17:30 Second Module*

*Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing. **Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing as per General English or English for Work.

Useful tips for your stay in New York

Some suggestions from those who live in New York

Study English in the USA

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Don’t Miss!!

  • The Bronx Zoo
  • A Broadway show
  • Shopping on Fifth Avenue
  • A picnic in Central Park
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Empire State Build
    ing
  • Times Square
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Rockefeller Centre

Cost of Living NY. Some Examples:

  • Big Mac $3.39
  • Sandwich $6.00
  • Can of Coca Cola $1.00
  • Coffee in a cafe $3.00
  • 1 litre of milk $1.35
  • 2 litres of water $2.69
  • Loaf of bread $2.00
  • 2 course meal in average restaurant $15.00-$25.00
  • A mobile SIM card $29
  • Cinema Ticket $12

Moving to NY

  • Underground / Metro and Bus: A one-way trip on the subway (Metro) or bus costs $ 2.75. To save money you can buy a weekly or monthly pass, the so-called ‘Metro Card’, which allows you unlimited travel on the Metro. You can find a bus/ subway map at each station. You will also be provided with a copy of the maps on your first day during the Orientation session.
  • Service Bus: You can reach Washington DC, Philadelphia and Boston by bus, which is the cheapest way to get around. Some major bus companies are Boltbus, MegaBus, Fung Wah, Lucky Star and Greyhound. Most of these buses leave both from Penn Station through to the Port Authority.
  • Train: If you want to explore the surroundings of New York City, Long Island (via LIRR) or visit the New Jersey (via NJ Transit), the train is the most efficient.
  • Taxi: Taxis in New York are literally everywhere, and is the preferred mode of transport for New Yorkers. Please note that it can be expensive, so always ask for an estimate of the price before you get on board.

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