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:

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 years .

Prices 2019

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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 594 1040 1487 1933 2380 2826 3272 3719 4165 4611 5058 5062 5472 5882 6291 6701 7110 7520 7929 8339 8748 9158 9568 8652 9006 9360 9715 10069 10423 10778 11132 11487
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 925 1620 2315 3010 3705 4400 5095 5790 6484 7179 7874 8127 8785 9443 10101 10759 11417 12076 12734 13392 14050 14708 15366 14699 15301 15904 16507 17110 17713 18316 18918 19521
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 985 1740 2495 3249 4004 4759 5513 6268 7023 7777 8532 8845 9563 10281 10999 11717 12434 13152 13870 14588 15306 16024 16742 16134 16797 17460 18122 18785 19448 20110 20773 21436
Intensive with summer residence, double room, no meals 1192 2154 3116 4078 5039 6001 6963
Intensive with comfort residence, double room, no meals 1146 2062 2978 3894 4809 5725 6641 7557 8472 9388 10304 10778 11657 12536 13415 14294 15173 16051 16930 17809 18688 19567 20446 20000 20823 21647 22471 23295 24118 24942 25766 26590
Intensive with comfort residence, single room, no meals 1243 2255 3268 4280 5293 6305 7317 8330 9342 10354 11367 11937 12913 13889 14864 15840 16815 17791 18767 19742 20718 21693 22669 22319 23239 24160 25080 26000 26921 27841 28762 29682
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 € 180 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 : €89 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:  

€167

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

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.

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 € 70 applies.

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 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 years .

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 649 1151 1653 2154
Commercial English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 981 1731 2481 3231
Commercial English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1040 1850 2660 3470
Commercial English with summer residence, double room, no meals 1248 2265 3282 4299
Commercial English with comfort residence, double room, no meals 1202 2173 3143 4114
Commercial English with comfort residence, single room, no meals 1298 2366 3433 4501
Starting dates:  

elementary : 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 € 180 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 : €89 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:  

€167

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

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.

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 € 70 applies.

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 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 years .

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 2154 4160
TOEFL exam with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 3231 6231
TOEFL exam with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 3470 6710
TOEFL exam with summer residence, double room, no meals 4299
TOEFL exam with comfort residence, double room, no meals 4114 7998
TOEFL exam with comfort residence, single room, no meals 4501 8771
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The prices of the TOEFL exam course do not include the exam fees (€ 175).

Exam fees:  

ca. €175, 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 € 180 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 : €89 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:  

€167

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

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.

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 € 70 applies.

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 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 years .

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 594 1040 1487 1933 2380 2826 3272 3719 4165 4611 5058 5062 5472 5882 6291 6701 7110 7520 7929 8339 8748 9158 9568 8652 9006 9360 9715 10069 10423 10778 11132 11487
Intensive 30+ with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 925 1620 2315 3010 3705 4400 5095 5790 6484 7179 7874 8127 8785 9443 10101 10759 11417 12076 12734 13392 14050 14708 15366 14699 15301 15904 16507 17110 17713 18316 18918 19521
Intensive 30+ with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 985 1740 2495 3249 4004 4759 5513 6268 7023 7777 8532 8845 9563 10281 10999 11717 12434 13152 13870 14588 15306 16024 16742 16134 16797 17460 18122 18785 19448 20110 20773 21436
Intensive 30+ with summer residence, double room, no meals 1192 2154 3116 4078 5039 6001 6963
Intensive 30+ with comfort residence, double room, no meals 1146 2062 2978 3894 4809 5725 6641 7557 8472 9388 10304 10778 11657 12536 13415 14294 15173 16051 16930 17809 18688 19567 20446 20000 20823 21647 22471 23295 24118 24942 25766 26590
Intensive 30+ with comfort residence, single room, no meals 1243 2255 3268 4280 5293 6305 7317 8330 9342 10354 11367 11937 12913 13889 14864 15840 16815 17791 18767 19742 20718 21693 22669 22319 23239 24160 25080 26000 26921 27841 28762 29682
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 € 180 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 : €89 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:  

€167

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

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.

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 € 70 applies.

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 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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