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EC New York - ESL Traveler.com

EC New York

We believe the best way to teach English is to fully immerse our students in the language and culture of an English-speaking country. We offer a wide range of English language courses for students of all levels and ages, and aim to provide a 'home away from home' for our students, by assisting them with airport transfers, accommodation and continuous support during their stay. We believe that by being able to speak English, our students will broaden their horizons and give themselves a competitive edge. While studying in an English-speaking country we want our students to learn about the local culture and cultures of their international classmates. We believe that better cultural understanding brings people together and benefits all. When our students leave us, we want them to take with them an improved level of English, a better understanding of the world, improved opportunities and memories and experiences they will never forget.

EC New York has an excellent location. Our English language school is in the heart of Manhattan in the exciting Times Square area. We offer you a great learning environment. Choose to improve your English with us and you will have a unique experience. We will give you great lessons, professional teachers, good-value accommodation and the chance to explore our amazing city!

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Location

1450 Broadway 14th Floor, New York, New York 10018

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Available courses


Course Name Start Date Duration & Tuition Application fee  
Business Semester or Year

What can you expect on this course?

  • Available all year round
  • Start every 1st Monday of the month
  • Low Intermediate to Advanced
  • 30 lessons per week (22.5 hours per week )
  • 30 lessons: 20 lessons General English + 10 lessons business focus
  • 1 lesson: 45 minutes
  • Minimum stay: 24 week
  • Maximum students per class: 14 

Our Business Year course is 30 lessons per week, this is comprised of 20 lessons General English + 10 lessons business focus.

When you join our Business Year programme you will:

  • Take a placement test to check your current level of English.
  • Join a class with other business-focused students of the same level.
  • Meet your personal mentor, your teachers and your Business Year Co-ordinator.
  • Receive your personal Language Portfolio, a unique study tool made to your individual needs, goals and motivation for learning Business English.
  • Start a interesting and challenging English language course, designed to improve your General English level and allow you to communicate fluently and effectively in a variety of corporate situations.
  • Be provided with the support, monitoring and feedback you need to succeed as you progress towards fluency.
  • Receive continual personal assessment through class tutorials, homework and regular tests.
  • Have confidence that your learning is improving, you are reaching your goals, and your new skills are opening doors of opportunity for you.
  $1
Intensive English 30 lessons a week ( 22.5 hours)

What can you expect on this course?

  • Available all year round
  • Start 1st Monday of the month
  • Beginner to Advanced levels
  • 30 lessons per week (22.5 hours per week )
  • 1 lesson: 45 minutes
  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Maximum students per class: 14 

With a focus on fluency, this Intensive English courses allow you to improve your English giving you a practical understanding of the language and how to use it. You will focus on the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will improve your level and maximise your ability to use English.

You’ll get more out of this course if

  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced.
  • You want to improve your English with free-time spent in an English speaking country.
  • You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence.
  • You want to improve your fluency and real understanding of English in everyday situations and contexts.
  $150
Academic Semester/Year Programme

What can you expect on this course?

Our Academic Year Programme is for students who study at EC for 24 weeks or more.

Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. Your English level will greatly improve, broadening your horizons and giving you an advantage in your chosen career or education. On a more personal level, spending time learning English abroad will give you incredible experiences. You will challenge yourself, become more independent and make lasting international friendships.

You will also have the opportunity to prepare for and sit an internationally-recognised Exam, such as IELTS, TOEFL, or one of the Cambridge ESOL exams. In addition, Academic Year 30 students are awarded an EC Diploma at the end of their course, while Academic Year 20/24 students receive an EC Certificate of Merit. The grade you are awarded will depend upon the quality of the work you have produced throughout your course.

When joining the Academic Year programme you will:

  1. Sit a placement test to determine your current level of English
  2. Join a class with others of the same level
  3. Meet your teachers, mentor and academic year co-ordinator
  4. Receive your language portfolio, tailored to your own personal needs, goals and motivation for learning
  5. Embark on a first-class English language course, to develop fluency, accuracy and appropriate uses of English across all four language skills
  6. Be provided with excellent guidance, monitoring and feedback throughout your course
  7. Receive continual assessment through class tutorials,homework and regular progress and level tests
  8. Have confidence that your learning is on track and you are fulfilling your English language potential
  • Available all year round
  • Level: Beginner to Advanced / Proficient
  • Course starts every 1st Monday of the month
  • Lessons per week: 24 ( 18 hours per week)
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • Maximum in class: 14
  $150
TOEFL Exam Preparation 30 lessons per week ( 22.5 hours)

What can you expect on this course?

  • Course Duration: 4 or 8 weeks
  • 30 lessons per week (22.5 hours per week)
  • Level: Upper Intermediate to Advanced
  • Start 1st Monday of the month
  • Maximum students per class: 14 

At the beginning of the course, instructors meet with students individually to set goals and carry out an assessment. Students are then able to track their progress through weekly practice exams and quizzes.

Many students know that English alone is not enough to prepare them for the TOEFL. To succeed on this test, students need specialised exam skills and strategies.

Focus is placed upon teaching effective exam techniques. Your course will cover:

Writing

You will be taught methods and strategies for successfully completing integrated and independent writing skills.

Speaking

You will learn the speaking skills needed to confidently manage speaking on a number of challenging topics.

Listening

You will be taught listening strategies, such as listening for gist and listening for detail. You will be exposed to various natural English accents.

Reading

You will practise reading a number of authentic academic writings. You will be taught to scan, read for general meaning and details, plus, you will learn how to restate and make inferences, amongst other reading skills.

Support

You will be monitored by your teacher, given feedback while also being assessed on your performance through a number of assignments. You will use authentic test materials to prepare you fully for your test. You will participate in regular sample tests, and prepare for all sections of the TOEFL test.

  $1
General English 20 lessons per week ( 15 hours)

What can you expect on this course?

  • Available all year round
  • Start 1st Monday of the month
  • Beginner to Advanced levels
  • 20 lessons per week ( 15 hours)
  • 1 lesson: 45 minutes
  • Minimum stay: 4 week
  • Maximum students per class: 14 

Real English

Using our teaching methodology, you will learn how English is spoken and used in real-life, day-to-day situations. Focusing on the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), you will practise conversation skills along with sharpening your grammar, vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation. Learn the English you need to accomplish your aims. Be understood. Get things done.

Improve your ‘thinking time’

‘Thinking time’ - The time that it takes to listen, understand and respond in English. On our General English course, you will shorten your thinking time, making it quicker for you to respond and improve your fluency.

  $1

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