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EC English, New York, USA


Rating: 5.0/5.0

1501 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York - NY 10036 New York - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Right in the centre of Times Square
  • Best rated school in New York
  • Top rated school facilities (5.0/5.0)
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.

What we dislike about the school

  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

Location: EC English New York is located in the infamous, cosmopolitan city of New York, Westcoast, USA. The school is housed in Midtown Manhattan, within the Paramount Building, a 33-storey office building a few minutes from the Empire State Building, 5th Avenue, Times Square, the Rockefeller Center and an array of attractions. With the Times Square - 42 St Subway station just moments walk from the school's front doors, students have fantastic access to many of the city's main attractions such as Central Park, The Statue of Liberty, MOMA, Broadway and the Theatre District. Students of EC New York are sure to have an exceptional time around New York whilst reaching their language goals. The school is around an hours train journey from JFK International airport, ensuring all arrivals and departures can be made with ease.

Course selection: Course selection includes General English taught over various schedules and intensities, Academic semester or year programmes, and several courses for specific learning. For all students aged 30+, multiple courses such as English for Work, English in the City, and English + Dancing, are available in exclusive groups of like-aged peers, ensuring that all students find comfort and motivation within their learning environments. Immersive Junior Summer Camps or Day programmes are available throughout the summer months, allowing junior students to embrace the city safely. TOEFL Exam Preparation programmes are also available throughout the year.

School facilities: The facilities within EC New York are of a very high standard, offering everything a student may need to feel comfortable inside and outside of the classrooms. Classrooms are equipped with electronic whiteboards, air conditioning, heating and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment. The school's facilities include a restaurant, a library and a lounge area, providing a comforting and motivational experience for all.

School chain: EC English schools are all part of the larger group of EC Holdings Ltd. As a group, they have pushed boundaries within English tuition, for all levels and age groups, for many years. The group consists of multiple schools, spread throughout locations such as the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Malta, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The "EC Promise" is true throughout all EC locations, promising students that their English level will improve if they follow the 3 steps of attendance, homework and participation. The group ensures that all students will receive a friendly atmosphere to learn in, high-quality tuition and care, a varied social programme to accompany their learning, and appropriate facilities to reach their language goals.
  • The language school EC English was founded in New York, USA in 2009.
  • Tax registration ID: 26-1913662
  • Abbreviated name of school: EC New York
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity
Information for all courses offered by EC English
Comments about courses
High season supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks. Additional fees: - Student insurance (optional) up to 69 years of age: USD 25 per week. - Landmark fee: USD 10. - Bank transfer fee: USD 31. - Course material is USD 40 for the first 4 weeks. It is an extra USD 5 per week after that. - U18 supplement per week USD 25.
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
170.00 US$
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
17 Jan. 2022, 21 Feb. 2022, 30 May 2022, 20 Jun. 2022, 04 Jul. 2022, 05 Sep. 2022, 10 Oct. 2022, 11 Nov. 2022, 24 Nov. 2022 - 25 Nov. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
Note: All courses offered by EC English, New York can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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EC English (EC)

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalEnglish USA
English teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:15
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: * Times Square .
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at EC English and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Restaurant

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:


    Number of public PC workstations:


    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Additional comment about facilities of school

Self Study room Student lounge

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:400
Throughout the year: 250
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 8
Adult courses Throughout the year: 8
Junior courses In summer: 8
Junior courses Throughout the year: 8
Average age of students
In summer: 21 years
Throughout the year: 24 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Newark Liberty International Airport:
180 US$ one way
360 US$ return (both ways)
John F Kennedy International Airport:
180 US$ one way
360 US$ return (both ways)
La Guardia Airport:
180 US$ one way
360 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is John F. Kennedy International (JFK).

Visa Documents

Nationals from United Kingdom can travel and study a language course up to 18 hours a week and for a maximum of 90 days without a full visa. It is just necessary to apply online for an ESTA card (Electronic System for Travel Authorization).
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
80 US$
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Football (soccer)
Horse riding
Ice Hockey
Table Tennis

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge Writing class Conversation class Pronunciation class Coney Island Kayaking Afropunk Festival Creative writing class * Pizza social
Adults - Paid activities
Rock climbing Philadelphia tour Washington DC Amish tour Boston tour BBQ Baseball match Auto show Museums Yoga * Pub night




Rating: 5.0/5.0

Overall school rating of
EC English, New York
3 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
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Social activities

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5.0/5.0

What students liked about EC English, New York
The thing I mostly liked about this school was the interaction between teachers and students. I could, in a single week of school, meet 4 different teachers with 4 different teaching styles. Anyway the involvement and the students'care was very high. In this way beyond the linguistic progress, the fear of express yourself has been replaced by the will of a good communication
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Talk with other students from other countries is a very good exercise.
Other comments: In addition to the teachers, even all the staff is very polite and prepared.


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    FAQ about EC English, New York

  • English courses at EC English start at 404 US$ for Academic Semester / Year course with 24 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Newark Liberty International Airport (180 US$), John F Kennedy International Airport (180 US$), La Guardia Airport (180 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (Semi-Intensive English) to 15 students (Semi-Intensive English)
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Japan with a 16% representation, followed by students from Korea (16%) and Turkey (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 21 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.
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