Language course English in New York

EC

Our partner school in New York, EC, is situated in an exceptional area, in the heart of Manhattan in the exclusive vibrant area of Times Square, just a few minutes walking distance from some famous breathtaking landmarks and some great shops. Furthermore, Broadway theatres, the famous 5th Avenue and the Empire State Building are among the other exceptional places which are located just a short walk from the the language school. The campus of the University of Berkeley is also just two blocks from school.

The key features of our school are:

The EC school building was completely renovated in 2009 thus making it a fresh and bright environment to learn English in. Moreover, the school building offers unbeatable views of the city of New York.


• School supported by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training)
• 16 fully equipped modern classrooms
• a diverse mix of nationalities attending the school
• Intensive Course start: every Monday
• Materials are included for the intensive courses
• A Library
• Media Research Centre
• Spacious living room "Lounge" with computers
• WiFi throughout the school

Minimum age: 16 years

Entertainment and Leisure Programme

Our partner school in New York offers a number of guided tours from the city's famous Central Park,  to "The Big Apple" Broadway shows or Times Square. Below are some more of the locations which you may get the fantastic opportunity to visit with the school:

• The Statue of Liberty
• The Empire State Building
• Central Park
• Times Square
• A Broadway Show
• Brooklyn Bridge
• American Museum of Natural History
• The Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Bloomingdale’s
• The Bronx Zoo
• Rockefeller Center
• St. Patrick’s Cathedral
• Radio City Music Hall
• The Guggenheim
• Shopping on Fifth Avenue
• Yankee Stadium
• The New York Public Library
• Coney Island

Intensive

The intensive course consists of 20, 24 or 30 classes per week. You will improve all the aspects of the language such as grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening comprehension etc, everything with a focus on communication.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
24
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 589 1031 1474 1916 2359 2801 3244 3686 4129 4571 5013 5018 5424 5830 6236 6642 7048 7454 7860 8266 8672 9078 9484 8576 8927 9278 9630 9981 10332 10683 11035 11386
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 917 1606 2295 2984 3672 4361 5050 5739 6428 7116 7805 8056 8708 9360 10013 10665 11317 11970 12622 13274 13926 14579 15231 14570 15167 15765 16362 16960 17557 18155 18752 19350
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 977 1725 2473 3221 3969 4717 5465 6213 6961 7709 8457 8768 9479 10191 10902 11614 12325 13037 13749 14460 15172 15883 16595 15993 16650 17306 17963 18620 19277 19934 20591 21248
Intensive with summer residence, double room, no meals 1182 2135 3089 4042 4995 5949 6902
Intensive with comfort residence, double room, no meals 1136 2044 2952 3859 4767 5675 6583 7490 8398 9306 10213 10683 11555 12426 13297 14168 15039 15911 16782 17653 18524 19396 20267 19824 20641 21457 22274 23090 23907 24723 25540 26356
Intensive with comfort residence, single room, no meals 1232 2236 3239 4243 5246 6250 7253 8257 9260 10264 11267 11833 12800 13767 14734 15701 16668 17635 18602 19569 20536 21503 22470 22123 23036 23948 24860 25772 26685 27597 28509 29422
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharge course:   17/06/2019 - 13/09/2019 : €19 per week
Surcharges comfort residence:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €33 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €38 per week
Info host family:  
  • A double room can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together.
  • If you would like to stay with a host family in Manhattan, a surcharge of € 178 p.p.p.w. applies on the price of a single room with breakfast.
  • Special dietary requirements may be accommodated subject to availability, at a surcharge of € 42 per person per week.
Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €42 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €33 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €88 per week
Info summer residence:  
  • Minimum age for this residence is 18 years old.
  • This residence is only available in summer from July 7th until August 10th 2019 inclusive.
Transfer:  

€165

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at JFK, La Guardia or Newark.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

If you need to apply for a visa and want the school to send the I20 form by express mail, a surcharge of € 69 applies.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 14/10/2019, 11/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019 & 25/12/2019. Lessons missed on these days are not refunded or rescheduled.

Commercial English

This course consists of 20 lessons of general English plus 10 lessons of business English per week. During the lessons the emphasis lies on improving communication skills such making telephone calls and meeting techniques as well as creating professional reports, emails and business letters.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Commercial English without accommodation 644 1141 1638 2135
Commercial English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 972 1716 2459 3203
Commercial English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1031 1834 2637 3440
Commercial English with summer residence, double room, no meals 1237 2245 3253 4261
Commercial English with comfort residence, double room, no meals 1191 2153 3116 4078
Commercial English with comfort residence, single room, no meals 1287 2345 3403 4462
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharge course:   17/06/2019 - 13/09/2019 : €19 per week
Surcharges comfort residence:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €33 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €38 per week
Info host family:  
  • A double room can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together.
  • If you would like to stay with a host family in Manhattan, a surcharge of € 178 p.p.p.w. applies on the price of a single room with breakfast.
  • Special dietary requirements may be accommodated subject to availability, at a surcharge of € 42 per person per week.
Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €42 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €33 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €88 per week
Info summer residence:  
  • Minimum age for this residence is 18 years old.
  • This residence is only available in summer from July 7th until August 10th 2019 inclusive.
Transfer:  

€165

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at JFK, La Guardia or Newark.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

If you need to apply for a visa and want the school to send the I20 form by express mail, a surcharge of € 69 applies.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 14/10/2019, 11/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019 & 25/12/2019. Lessons missed on these days are not refunded or rescheduled.

TOEFL exam

The TOEFL Exam (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) is acknowledged worldwide by universities and companies as a standard for your compentence and level of the English language. It is a 4-week course, with 30 classes per week. Classes will be taught in the morning. Usually the exam takes place on the Saturday following the last week of class. Because of the examdate it is imperative that you reserve accommdation until sunday (price for extra night on request).

To read more about the TOEFL examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 8 weeks  
TOEFL exam without accommodation 2135 4124
TOEFL exam with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 3203 6177
TOEFL exam with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 3440 6651
TOEFL exam with summer residence, double room, no meals 4261
TOEFL exam with comfort residence, double room, no meals 4078 7928
TOEFL exam with comfort residence, single room, no meals 4462 8695
Starting dates:  

advanced : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The prices of the TOEFL exam course do not include the exam fees (€ 174).

Exam fees:  

ca. €174, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   17/06/2019 - 13/09/2019 : €19 per week
Surcharges comfort residence:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €33 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €38 per week
Info host family:  
  • A double room can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together.
  • If you would like to stay with a host family in Manhattan, a surcharge of € 178 p.p.p.w. applies on the price of a single room with breakfast.
  • Special dietary requirements may be accommodated subject to availability, at a surcharge of € 42 per person per week.
Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €42 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €33 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €88 per week
Info summer residence:  
  • Minimum age for this residence is 18 years old.
  • This residence is only available in summer from July 7th until August 10th 2019 inclusive.
Transfer:  

€165

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at JFK, La Guardia or Newark.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

If you need to apply for a visa and want the school to send the I20 form by express mail, a surcharge of € 69 applies.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 14/10/2019, 11/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019 & 25/12/2019. Lessons missed on these days are not refunded or rescheduled.

Intensive 30+

With this course adults from the age of 30 can improve their language skills together with people the same age and same interests. This way you can enjoy the course program of 20, 24 or 30 lessons per week in a more mature and professional ambience.

Minimum age is 30 year .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
24
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks  
Intensive 30+ without accommodation 589 1031 1474 1916 2359 2801 3244 3686 4129 4571 5013 5018 5424 5830 6236 6642 7048 7454 7860 8266 8672 9078 9484 8576 8927 9278 9630 9981 10332 10683 11035 11386
Intensive 30+ with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 917 1606 2295 2984 3672 4361 5050 5739 6428 7116 7805 8056 8708 9360 10013 10665 11317 11970 12622 13274 13926 14579 15231 14570 15167 15765 16362 16960 17557 18155 18752 19350
Intensive 30+ with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 977 1725 2473 3221 3969 4717 5465 6213 6961 7709 8457 8768 9479 10191 10902 11614 12325 13037 13749 14460 15172 15883 16595 15993 16650 17306 17963 18620 19277 19934 20591 21248
Intensive 30+ with summer residence, double room, no meals 1182 2135 3089 4042 4995 5949 6902
Intensive 30+ with comfort residence, double room, no meals 1136 2044 2952 3859 4767 5675 6583 7490 8398 9306 10213 10683 11555 12426 13297 14168 15039 15911 16782 17653 18524 19396 20267 19824 20641 21457 22274 23090 23907 24723 25540 26356
Intensive 30+ with comfort residence, single room, no meals 1232 2236 3239 4243 5246 6250 7253 8257 9260 10264 11267 11833 12800 13767 14734 15701 16668 17635 18602 19569 20536 21503 22470 22123 23036 23948 24860 25772 26685 27597 28509 29422
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharge course:   17/06/2019 - 13/09/2019 : €19 per week
Surcharges comfort residence:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €33 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €38 per week
Info host family:  
  • A double room can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together.
  • If you would like to stay with a host family in Manhattan, a surcharge of € 178 p.p.p.w. applies on the price of a single room with breakfast.
  • Special dietary requirements may be accommodated subject to availability, at a surcharge of € 42 per person per week.
Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €42 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €33 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €88 per week
Info summer residence:  
  • Minimum age for this residence is 18 years old.
  • This residence is only available in summer from July 7th until August 10th 2019 inclusive.
Transfer:  

€165

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at JFK, La Guardia or Newark.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

If you need to apply for a visa and want the school to send the I20 form by express mail, a surcharge of € 69 applies.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 21/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 14/10/2019, 11/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 29/11/2019 & 25/12/2019. Lessons missed on these days are not refunded or rescheduled.

Host family

The best and only way to truly experience the ‘American way of life’ is to stay with an american family. The time you will need to travel from the hostfamily to the school will not exceed 50 minutes. There are no hostfamilies available within walking distance of the school. Most families live in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.

You are allowed to receive phonecalls at the family’s house and you can do your laundry there as well. Towels and linnen will be provided.

Comfort residence

The residence is located in Manhattan, within walking distance of Times Square, Broadway, Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building. The walking distance to school is approximately 10 minutes.

The rooms have a tv, a dvd-player, internet, a fridge and a bathroom. The common areas (such as kitchens and computer lounges) will be cleaned daily. Every student is responsible for cleaning his or her own room.

Other features:

-There is 24-hour surveillance and a fitness-centre
-Washing machines can be used in exchange for a small fee.

Smoking and the use of alcohol are strictly forbidden in the residence, no matter what the age of the student is. This residence is opened throughout the whole year.

Summer residence

The summer residence in New York is only available during the summer months. Located in Upper East Side, this residence is just a few minutes away from the main museum mile, Central Park, Carl Schultz Park and two blocks from the subway station 96th St / Lexington Avenue. The area is plenty of affordable restaurants, shops, markets and other amenities.
The residence offers double and single rooms fully furnished with private bathrooms. All rooms have air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, bathroom, cable TV, LCD TV and high speed internet.
Bedding is provided (not towels) There is a weekly cleaning of the communal areas.

Other facilities:

• 24 hour on-site security
• Fitness center
• Communal kitchens
• Community halls
• Media Room
• Computer room
• Laundry facilities with coin washing machine ($ 2 per load)
• Game Room
• Library

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