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EC English, New York

#1
EC English

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in USA in the last 12 months Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in USA Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in USA
Manhattan
|School Size:
School re-opening on 31 August 2020

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.02 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1070US$ 1070US$
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OHC English, New York
|School Size:
School currently open

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.028 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4/5.0
General English - Tourist/Visitor Visa - 19 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
880US$ 844US$
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LSI - Language Studies International, New York
|School Size:
School re-opening on 31 August 2020

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.09 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0
Standard 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
965US$ 925US$
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Rennert International, New York

#4
Rennert International

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in USA in the last 12 months
Manhattan
|School Size:
School currently open

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0177 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0
Intensive English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
975US$ 934US$
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, New York

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2/5.04 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 2.5/5.0

2.5/5.0
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
3240US$ 3078US$
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St Giles International, New York
School currently open
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
General English 20 - Morning - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1066US$ 1066US$
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LAL City Experience Summer School Junior Centre, New York
Classic New York Experience - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
3490US$ 3403US$
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Ardmore Language Schools, New York
Junior Program Standard - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 0
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
3371US$ 3287US$
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Embassy Junior Centre, New York
Summer Camp - Conolly - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
3330US$ 3247US$
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EF International Language Center, New York
General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
1665€ 1665€
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Kaplan International English, New York
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1125US$ 1125US$
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Kings, New York
School currently open
Compact Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
836US$ 795US$
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SC - GEOS Languages Plus

Battery Park (Lower Manhattan)
School currently open
Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
760US$ 760US$
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Classic Superior Course + Campus En suite - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
3038US$ 2963US$
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Intensive Language Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
638US$ 616US$
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Intensive English - Morning - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
475US$ 457US$
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School currently open
Standard Course - 22 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
910US$ 910US$
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What our students said about New York

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New York is amazing. Too bad my kid didn't get...

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

Most recent student reviews of language schools in New York

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 177 reviews

Customer care and classes.

4 February 2020
Course: Intensive English 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 38 years

Joana
Brazil

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 28 reviews

The friendly teachers.

9 December 2018
Course: General English - Tourist/Visitor Visa - 10 weeks
Student age: 15 years

Pál György
Hungary

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 28 reviews

The location.

29 October 2018
Course: General English - F1 Visa - 6 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Šárka
Czech Republic

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 28 reviews

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

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

CRISTINA
Spain

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 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

Luis
Spain

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 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

Saori
Japan

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 28 reviews

Our teacher was very kind to us.

7 September 2017
Course: General English - F1 Visa - 2 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Masahiro
Japan

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 28 reviews

The classrooms.

27 September 2016
Course: General English - F1 Visa - 2 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Juan
Spain

Rating: 5/5.0

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

Alessandra
Italy

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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

Jose
Spain

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 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

Aleksandra
Poland

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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

Rosangela
Brazil

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 28 reviews

The fact that there are 2 professeurs

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

Doraline
France

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2/5.0 | 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

Nicole
France

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 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

Maxime
France

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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

Rodolfo
Chile

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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

Takeshi
Japan

Key Facts about New York

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.

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: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 (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: 27 (rankings of universities in New York)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 477 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 347 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

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

Weather in New York

Climate Table
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Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 °F10 °F20 °F30 °F40 °F50 °F60 °F70 °F80 °F90 °FTemperature in °F
Hours of Sunshine
5.25.86.97.58.38.68.78.77.36.854.5
Water Temperature
37.4 °F35.78 °F38.66 °F45.86 °F55.4 °F64.94 °F71.06 °F73.22 °F70.34 °F62.24 °F52.16 °F42.8 °F
Rainfall
81mm71mm102mm102mm97mm99mm114mm104mm94mm97mm86mm91mm

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

July
Fourth of July
Fourth of July

04 July 2020Traditional 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.

November
NYC Marathon
NYC Marathon

01 November 2020The biggest marathon in the world runs through all five boroughs in the following order: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, ending in Manhattan's Central Park.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

26 November 2020Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is an important part of the holiday across the country. But in NYC you can see the floats, the big name performers and the massive balloons up-close, rather than on TV.

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
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