The English courses in New York run, in contrary to most other destinations, from Monday to Thursday. Classes are in various levels and available all year round. You can book a course for a length of 1 to 52 weeks and you can start your English course on any Monday of the year (except for holidays). We ask for an indication of your level on the online enrolment form. If you're not sure, don't worry, before the start of the course you will take a level test to determine your exact level of English.
Groups are formed by level of English. So you will be placed in a group with students who share your level of language proficiency. The groups consist of students of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, we believe this produces a more interesting and educational environment.
You will develop your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and practice all language skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing. Classes are designed to improve accuracy and fluency.
Please mind that F1-visa students are required to take minimum 18 ‘real’ hours per week, so in New York only our courses of 24 lessons and more are eligible for the F1 student visa. Click here for more information on visa regulations.
We offer the following English courses in New York:
| > 20 lessons General English per week in a group
> 24 lessons Intensive English per week in a group (F1 visa required)
> 32 lessons Intensive English per week in a group (F1 visa required)
> 24 lessons Intensive English+ 5 individual lessons per week (F1 visa required)
> 5 Individual lessons per week
|English group courses|
Classes can either be in the morning or in the afternoon. The General English 20 course consists of averagely 4 lessons daily, Monday to Friday. If you prefer a more intensive English course, in New York we offer the Intensive English 24 and the Intensive English 32 courses, in which you have a total of respectively 24 and 32 lessons per week. Lessons are equally divided over the days of the week (Monday to Friday) but timetables can vary slightly per day.
Students may personalize their programs by choosing one of our exciting special elective classes: Speaking & Pronunciation, Business English, English through Pop Music, English through Slang, and English through Film.
In between classes you’ll have a short break for some coffee or refreshments. English classes in New York are run in small groups. Because of the small groups, the teacher can give individual support and classes are intensive. Besides the language, the English-American culture is an integral part of classes.
|English combination courses|
|This program is designed for students who wish to combine English group classes with individualized work in a special area of English. Students in the Combination Course study Intensive English 24 lessons per week in a group from Monday to Friday and take 5 extra private classes per week.
During the individual classes you have the benefit of deciding the subject-matter to be discussed. For example, you may choose to have your English instruction emphasize English use in a business environment or in another area of your choosing like medical English. In addition, you can also choose to dig a little bit deeper into grammar or work on your fluency in general. Because the individual classes are adjusted to your wishes and capacity, following this course make you learn English faster. This course is recommended for anyone who wants to learn English fast but has a limited amount of time.
|Individual English courses|
|The content of the individual classes are fully customized and will be adapted to your personal motivation to learn English. So if you are either looking for an English course for executives, already have a higher level and you’re struggling with some specific grammar issues or if you want to fully emphasize your English classes on a subject to your choice, we would definitely recommend you to take the individual English course. Before the course start your English level will be determined and you will discuss the content of the classes and the course timetable. During the course changes can be easily made in accordance with your private teacher.
The standard individual course is the Individual 5 course, which consists of 1 individual English lesson daily from Monday to Friday. But we can be very flexible with the individual classes in New York. Just contact us for a price quote if you want a different quantity of private classes.