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 school just moved into new premises in April 2019 in the Paramount Building. It is a 33-story Art Deco style office building located between West 43rd and 44th Streets in the heart of Times Square, Manhattan, New York City. The school is situated on the 11th floor, above Hard Rock Café.

The key features of our school are:

  • School supported by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training)
  • 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 years.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
24
30
Starting dates:  

09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€12 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   12/06/2023 - 08/09/2023 : €25 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
double room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
double room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €88 per week
Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at New York JFK airport : EUR 188

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • 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 $ 80 / € 78 applies.

Please note that all students have to pay a landmark fee of $ 10 / € 10.

STUDENTS UNDER 18 must book homestay for the duration of their course, return airport transfers (if arriving and departing between 8PM and 8AM) and provide a parental consent form.

In 2023 the school is closed on: 02/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 20/02/2023, 29/05/2023, 19/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 04/09/2023, 09/10/2023, 10/11/2023, 23/11/2023, 24/11/2023, 25/12/2023. 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 years.

Prices 2023

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

Max. 15/15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
24
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Commercial English without accommodation 636 1108 1580 2052
Commercial English with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 1036 1816 2596 3376
Commercial English with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1122 1989 2856 3722
Commercial English with residence, double room , no meals 1122 1989 2856 3722
Commercial English with residence, single room , no meals 1296 2427 3559 4690
Starting dates:  

09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€12 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   12/06/2023 - 08/09/2023 : €25 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
double room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
double room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €88 per week
Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at New York JFK airport : EUR 188

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • 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 $ 80 / € 78 applies.

Please note that all students have to pay a landmark fee of $ 10 / € 10.

STUDENTS UNDER 18 must book homestay for the duration of their course, return airport transfers (if arriving and departing between 8PM and 8AM) and provide a parental consent form.

In 2023 the school is closed on: 02/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 20/02/2023, 29/05/2023, 19/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 04/09/2023, 09/10/2023, 10/11/2023, 23/11/2023, 24/11/2023, 25/12/2023. 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- or 8-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 years.

Prices 2023

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 Prep without accommodation 2283 4401
TOEFL Prep with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 3607 6958
TOEFL Prep with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 3953 7651
TOEFL Prep with residence, double room , no meals 3953 7651
TOEFL Prep with residence, single room , no meals 4921 9678
Starting dates:  


from intermediate : 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The prices of the TOEFL exam course do not include the exam fees ($ 190 / € 183).

Course materials:  

€12 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   12/06/2023 - 08/09/2023 : €25 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
double room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
double room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €88 per week
Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at New York JFK airport : EUR 188

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • 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 $ 80 / € 78 applies.

Please note that all students have to pay a landmark fee of $ 10 / € 10.

STUDENTS UNDER 18 must book homestay for the duration of their course, return airport transfers (if arriving and departing between 8PM and 8AM) and provide a parental consent form.

In 2023 the school is closed on: 02/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 20/02/2023, 29/05/2023, 19/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 04/09/2023, 09/10/2023, 10/11/2023, 23/11/2023, 24/11/2023, 25/12/2023. 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 years.

Prices 2023

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
Starting dates:  

09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€12 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   12/06/2023 - 08/09/2023 : €25 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
double room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
double room : 10/06/2023 - 09/09/2023 : €30 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €88 per week
Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at New York JFK airport : EUR 188

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • 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 $ 80 / € 78 applies.

Please note that all students have to pay a landmark fee of $ 10 / € 10.

STUDENTS UNDER 18 must book homestay for the duration of their course, return airport transfers (if arriving and departing between 8PM and 8AM) and provide a parental consent form.

In 2023 the school is closed on: 02/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 20/02/2023, 29/05/2023, 19/06/2023, 04/07/2023, 04/09/2023, 09/10/2023, 10/11/2023, 23/11/2023, 24/11/2023, 25/12/2023. 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.

Residence

The residence in New York, The Midtown East Student Residence, is located in the city center, a mile from Grand Central Station and the iconic Chrysler Building. The school is located at approximately 20 minutes walking distance or 10 minutes by metro.

Each room has a private bathroom. The building has study and work areas, a library, a shared kitchen and a fitness center. Washing and drying machines can be used in exchange for a small fee.  

Minimum age: 18 years old.

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