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English in New York City - EC

Why study English in New York?


New York

Welcome to the city that never sleeps. With a population of 8.5 million, over 160 nationalities and almost 800 languages, New York will never fail to surprise and amaze you. America's cultural and financial capital, Manhattan, holds over 20,00 restaurants of hundreds of different cuisines, and has everything you could ever desire in terms of entertainment. From Broadway shows and baseball games to ethnic markets and vintage boutiques, New York is a cultural melting pot. With its superb public transport system, getting from one side of Manhattan to another is a simple train ride away.

Let New York's vibrant energy sweep you off your feet. Don't miss New York's renowned sights such as the Empire State Building, Central Park and Times Square. Check out the city's iconic neighbourhoods of Harlem, Chinatown, Greenwich Village to get a feel for daily New York city life. Some of the world's most well-known museums such as the MoMa, the Guggenheim and the Museum of Natural History lie in the heart of New York, giving the city an unparalleled cultural heritage.

And of course, no trip to the Big Apple would be complete without a boat cruise to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island.

EC English Language Centres

EC New York school is located in the beautiful Paramount Building, home of movie making in the city that never sleeps. Only 2 steps away from Times square and the 5th Avenue, the recently renovated building provides state-of-the-art facilities. Subway stations are very close to the school and Grand Station is only 5 minutes away.

EC is accredited by ACCET and English USA.

School facilities include:

VIP service - The Orange Carpet Experience

EC welcomes you with their orange carpet

Now you're ready to learn!

Activities and events during your stay

As an EC student, you will enjoy a calendar of various social and leisurely activities in the afternoons/evenings every week. These activities are optional and some may require a fee. All activities are subject to change and vary depending on the time of year. Activity planning can be viewed on the online EC platform.

Some of the many activities may include:


English language courses: the basics

Courses on offer

Exam Preparation Courses

EC Teaching Methods

EC follows a 'Communicative Method' syllabus, which works to develop all four English language skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening. Special attention is paid to speaking, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

To give an engaging and relevant framework to learning these skills, each lesson will focus on a specific topic, which will vary from current affairs to everyday issues. Your professional and friendly teachers will select topics that create interest, discussion and debate in the class, allowing you to develop your confidence both in speaking and listening throughout your stay, in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere.

The teaching materials EC uses are specially designed by the school and realia such as newspapers, videos and other materials is also used.

As well as taking an active part in classroom discussions - the best way to improve your fluency - you will work on your language skills in small groups, pairs or individually on tasks and projects. EC's teachers work to create a welcoming environment with mutual support among students - so you'll feel at home while your English improves!


Homestay (Ages 16+)

Single room with breakfast included outside of Manhattan.

Shared rooms are available for students travelling together.

Travel time to EC: Outside Manhattan, the commute is 45-60 minutes by public transport. Inside Manhattan, the commute is around 20 -30 minutes by public transport

Practical information:

Optional Extras:

Residence Accommodation (ages 18+)

This is a great option for students looking for more independence. It's also an excellent way to meet other students from all over the world.

New Yorker Residence

The New Yorker Residence is located on floors 15-18 of the New Yorker Hotel, near Herald Square, just a short walk away from Times Square, Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building.


Facilities and services

1760 Summer Residence

(Available from 30/06/18 to 18/08/18 or from 06/07/2019 to 11/08/2019 only)

1760 3rd Avenue Residence is a 18-story high-rise,newly renovated residence located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The residence is set just minutes away from the amazing Museum Mile, Central Park, Carl Shultz Park, and two blocks from the 96th St / Lexington Avenue subway station. The residence is near plenty of affordable restaurants, cultural and entertainment options.


Facilities and services

Prices & Dates 2018

Dates 2018

Course start dates

Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded): 01/01, 15/01, 19/02, 28/05, 04/07, 03/09, 08/10, 12/11, 22/11, 23/11, 25/12

English for Business start dates: every Monday for a maximum duration of 23 weeks

Prices & Dates 2019

Dates 2019

Course start dates

Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded): 01/01, 21/01, 18/02, 27/05, 04/07, 02/09, 14/10, 11/11, 28/11, 29/11, 25/12

English for Business start dates: every Monday for a maximum duration of 23 weeks

Prices 2019

Booking prices -

All taxes and enrolment fees included

Lessons & accommodation in a host family, outside Manhattan, single room, breakfast included
Duration20 lessons30 lessons/all other options
2 weeks$1,780$1,990
3 weeks$2,545$2,860
4 weeks$3,310$3,730
6 weeks$4,840$5,470
8 weeks$6,370$7,210
12 weeks$8,890$10,150
16 weeks$11,770$13,450
18 weeks$13,210$15,100
20 weeks$14,650$16,750
24 weeks$17,290$18,610
32 weeks$22,970$24,730
36 weeks$25,810$27,790
Extra week-$770
Accommodation extras - per week
Host family, single room, half board (outside Manhattan)$85
Family, single room, breakfast included (Manhattan)$190
Residence N Yorker, shared room, no meals included$175
Residence N Yorker, single room, no meals included$280
Peak-season extras (17/6-13/9)
Course (from 1 to 12 week(s) only)$20
Host family, outside Manhattan, breakfast included$35
Outside Manhattan host family, half board$40
Manhattan host family, breakfast included$40
Residence N Yorker, shared room, no meals included$35
Residence N Yorker, single room, no meals included$35
From JFK/La Guardia/Newark airport$180

* Round-trip transfer mandatory for under 18s.

Prices include:

Prices do not include:

Please note: a medical and assistance insurance is mandatory to enter the USA.

Practical Information


Arrivals: Saturday

Departures: Saturday

If staying in a residence:

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see price list)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

EU citizens do not require a visa for stays in the United States under 90 days. However, EU nationals do require an ESTA Travel Authorization.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.