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English Language Schools in New York - Ranking 2022

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43 Best language schools in New York (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why New York? New York, also known as the Big Apple, is the largest, most vibrant city ...
in the United States. With over 20,000 eclectic restaurants, 150 world-class museums and more than 10,000 stores brimming with brand names and bargains from across the globe, New York really does have something for everyone. The cultural diversity stemming from the city's rich history contributes to its importance as a multicultural capital. New York is an excellent place to visit at any time of year, although it is particularly pleasant during the spring and fall.
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What we like about New York

New York is known as the city that never sleeps! It is vast, with an excellent subway system. This makes it easy to get around and explore top sights such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Do not neglect to walk the streets as you may well come across a pop up concert or celebrity spot. It is often the unplanned events that hold the best stories! The city is safe for a large city in the USA, as long as you are sensible and stick to the crowds, particularly at night. Despite having the reputation of a concrete jungle, there are a large number of parks. Why not escape the city chaos with an afternoon in Central Park. It’s all there waiting for you!

What we dislike about New York

New York has a high density population of both locals and tourists. It should not surprise you to see long queues outside the best venues. As mentioned before, there is a lot to do here and you will not be able to do it all,so plan wisely. It does give you a perfect excuse to come again another year.

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What our students said about New York

Rating: 5/5

5.0

The city is very attractive for the cultural activities it provides, but, except for visiting parks and a few other tourist attractions, many activities can be costly and ends up limiting our participation (entrance fees to museums and theaters without discount for foreign students is frustrating).

Dalva Maria
Brazil

Rating: 1/5

1.0

New York is amazing. Too bad my kid didn't get to feel it. I'll have to take her to the Met, Ellis Island museum and Statue of Liberty again - she didn't learn a thing from her silent tour with this school.

Maria
Russia

How our students rated their experience in New York

4.8

Rating: 0.0/5.0

Overall city attractiveness
351 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
Nightlife

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Public transport

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Climate

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Cleanliness

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4
Affordability

Rating: 2.7/5.0

2.7
Shopping

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Safety

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7

Most recent student reviews of language schools in New York

Rating: 4

4.0 | 179 reviews

The teaching is adapted to the level of the student and the teacher listens..
I chose the right school, I'll go back

1 February 2022
Course: Semi-Intensive English - 2 weeks
Student age: 55 years

Sandrine Cassou
France

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 13 reviews

The quality of the lessons, the teachers, and the location were absolutely impeccable. After a placement test on the first day, the class started at 11 a.m. A unit is worked through every week and the teachers are happy to provide information outside of the box. The togetherness in the class was pleasant. At the end of two weeks I go complete my course with an improvement in my language and new friends.

7 September 2021
Course: General 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Marvin
Germany

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 13 reviews

Location of the school and the teachers.

11 August 2021
Course: General 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Flohr
Germany

Rating: 5

5.0 | 1 review

Teaching is done in a very fun way.
I would like to praise and thank my teacher Ben. He is best.

20 May 2019
Course: Intensive Language Program - 1 week
Student age: 50 years

Vera
Czech Republic

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 28 reviews

The involvement of the teachers
At the end of August the school empties out

5 September 2018
Course: General English - Tourist Visa - 3 weeks
Student age: 22 years

CRISTINA
Spain

Rating: 4

4.0 | 179 reviews

The fast response to questions / complaints etc. They always tried to clarify everything as soon as possible.

30 August 2018
Course: Rapid Progress 30 - Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Jennifer
Germany

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 28 reviews

I liked the course structure, the presentation of knowledge. It varied and was interesting.

31 July 2018
Course: General English - F1 Visa - 4 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Eve
France

Rating: 4

4.0 | 179 reviews

The lessons were very exciting and entertaining, I could benefit a lot from them. There is also an activity program that you can participate in if you want.

29 May 2018
Course: Rapid Progress 30 - Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 27 years

Svenja
United States

Rating: 4

4.0 | 179 reviews

The treatment and the attention
The teachers changed too often

30 April 2018
Course: Rapid Progress 20 - Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 57 years

Luis
Spain

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 28 reviews

the good relationship between students and teachers, national diversity among the students, talks on individual support

27 December 2017
Course: General English - F1 Visa - 8 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Silvia
Germany

Rating: 4

4.0 | 179 reviews

Teachers were very good for everyone in the school. And also the location of the school was very useful. I could go Times Square with my friends in Rennert and it was so fun.
It was so incredible! I highly recommend you to learn English there.

18 September 2017
Course: Rapid Progress 20 - Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 18 years

Saori
Japan

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 28 reviews

Not enough speaking and grammar. You need to focus on these two important things!

17 October 2016
Course: General English - F1 Visa - 16 weeks
Student age: 34 years

Evgeniy
Russian Federation

Rating: 5

5.0 | 3 reviews

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
In addition to the teachers, even all the staff is very polite and prepared.

6 September 2016
Course: Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 44 years

Alessandra
Italy

What school directors said about New York

Take a bite out of the Big Apple, and study English in downtown New York; the city with something for everyone.

Rich Ambler

New York is a dream come true! After seeing it on TV and in movies it is amazing to be living it. It truly is the city that never sleeps and there is so much to do, in every season.

Interesting information about New York

Key Facts about New York

Quality of life was ranked in recent report of Mercer in position 44 (2019).
Population: 8,176,000
Elevation: 10 m. above sea level
Time zone: -13h. (GMT -5)
Region: New York,
Currency: USD (1 USD = 4.3949 MYR)
Visa: Nationals from Malaysia can travel and attend a language course of up to 18 hours per week and for a maximum of 90 days on a holiday/visitor visa. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
High season: August
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 546 US$
Average course price per week (Low season): 364 US$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in Kuala Lumpur
  • Student price index excluding rent:192* (92% more expensive than Kuala Lumpur)
  • Student price index including rent:243* (143% more expensive than Kuala Lumpur)
  • Price index food only:216* (116% more expensive than Kuala Lumpur)
  • Big Mac price (USA average):5.74 US$ (168% more expensive than in Malaysia)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Public transportation in New York

Weather in New York

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Events in New YorkBest time to take a language course in New York

July
Fourth of July
Fourth of July

04 July 2022Traditional events for this day usually include barbecues and picnics, but the big event of any Independence Day Celebration is the fireworks display and the one over the Hudson river in NYC is absolutely stunning.

What to do in New York

Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall
Empire State Building
Empire State Building
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the Moving Image
Times Square
Times Square
The High Line
The High Line
Times Square Theater District
Times Square Theater District
Midtown
Midtown
Upper East Side
Upper East Side
SoHo
SoHo
New York
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Arrival Airports

La Guardia (LGA) - 13 km. from New York city center

Public transportation to city center:

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Every 15 minutes, 11,00 USD, 45 minutes.

Main stops: La Guardia Airport-Lga/Terminal B, Roosevelt Av/61 St + Woodside, Penn Station

Taxi: 60 US$, 20 minutes drive to city center of New York

Newark Liberty International (EWR) - 14 km. from New York city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 13,00 USD, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Newark Airport Railroad Station, Newark Penn Station, Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level, New York Penn Station

Every 60 minutes, 5,00 USD, 40 minutes.

Main stops: Frelinghuysen Ave At Victoria St, North Area Trans Center-Port St, Port Authority Bus Terminal

Taxi: 90 US$, 25 minutes drive to city center of New York

John F Kennedy International (JFK) - 20 km. from New York city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 12,00 USD, 35 minutes.

Main stops: JFK International Airport, Federal Circle, Jamaica AirTrain, Penn Station

Every 120 minutes, 15,00 USD, 60 minutes.

Main stops: JFK Airport, 40th & Lex

Taxi: 95 US$, 30 minutes drive to city center of New York

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