2 weeks
General English Course
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New York

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

You are interested in learning English in New York? We have researched all the details about the best English language schools in New York for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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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 our students said about New York

Rating: 1/5


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.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in New York

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

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


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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 177 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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 177 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


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

Russian Federation

Rating: 5

5.0 | 2 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


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 28 reviews

Al, the teacher and all the staff that help you in everything.
I met some French students, who were too young for a class with adults. They should have classes for younger students only.

22 August 2016
Course: General English - F1 Visa - 6 weeks
Student age: 40 years


Rating: 4

4.0 | 177 reviews

very good location, great teachers!
Great school that really breaks the barriers of language, teachers are the power of this school, you want to go to class! Everything very easily stays in your memory and it is with pleasure.

20 August 2016
Course: Rapid Progress 30 - Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 28 reviews

The relationship between students and between students and teachers.

23 December 2015
Course: General English - F1 Visa - 12 weeks
Student age: 43 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 28 reviews

The fact that there are 2 professeurs

17 August 2015
Course: General English - F1 Visa - 2 weeks
Student age: 17 years


Rating: 3.2

3.2 | 4 reviews

I don't recommend. My teacher was not qualified at all. I read a grammar book for 3 weeks and by myself, despite my comments to the professor. He was extremely lazy and, at the end, he behaved violently because of my review: Dissatisfied. I was shocked and scared. He aslo falsified the form I signed and added scores of test that I never performed. Just shocking. And the list of disfunctions is longer...

18 June 2015
Course: Standard Programme - 3 weeks
Student age: 43 years


Rating: 4

4.0 | 177 reviews

Free lessons (pronunciation for example), teaching methods, teachers and students. Advice they give you the first day about NYC.
For adults and students, short or long periods. The penthouse accommodation are fine (for 3 students: small individual room with desk and storage, living room, bathroom, kitchen, TV with Netflix, wifi, ...)

25 November 2014
Course: Rapid Progress 20 - Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 34 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 28 reviews

Everybody's assistance was very good.
Congratulations, especially to the teacher Natalie, she was amazing ... great teacher and a very good person ... people like her give the school a lot of prestige. Thanks for everything

22 September 2014
Course: General English - F1 Visa - 1 week
Student age: 35 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 28 reviews

Achievement test every Friday morning Good program for social activities
The staff and teachers are very friendly Good school for a short period

2 September 2013
Course: General English - F1 Visa - 2 weeks
Student age: 38 years


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.

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: +5h. (GMT -5)

Region: New York,

Currency: USD

New York quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (420 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to USA and attending a language course. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 35 (rankings of universities in New York)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 501 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 343 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in Saint Petersburg

  • Student price index excluding rent:137* (37% more expensive than Saint Petersburg)
  • Student price index including rent:174* (74% more expensive than Saint Petersburg)
  • Price index food only:138* (38% more expensive than Saint Petersburg)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Map with location of English schools in New York

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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

Fourth of July
Fourth of July

04 July 2021Traditional 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
Upper East Side
Upper East Side
New York
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Arrival Airports

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

Public transportation to city center:


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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