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ELS Language Centers, New York-Manhattan

[New York, New York]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 650 U.S. colleges and universities accept the ELS Certification of English in place of the TOEFL
  • The Center is located in the vibrant neighborhood of Battery Park in lower Manhattan with beautiful views
  • Enjoy studying in New York City, America’s largest city and the center of business, cultural diversity, and world-class entertainment
  • Information
    • About the ESL School
    • Founded in 1961, ELS Language Centers is a group of private language schools that help millions of students from more than 140 countries significantly improve their English skills in the shortest time possible and prepare them for academic study at an American college or university. With more than 60 ELS locations available across 25 U.S. states, students are exposed to different cross-cultural ideas and influences that will deepen their English communication skills and cultural understanding. Learning from native speaking instructors, students study from a well-developed curriculum designed to enhance their fluency and accuracy and hone their skills in the areas of structure/speaking, conversation, and reading/writing. Students also select from a wide variety of elective classes to study topics pertinent to their individual interests, including TOEFL Preparation, Business English, Pronunciation, U.S. Culture, and Listening & Note Taking. As an added feature, more than 550 American colleges and universities accept the ELS Certification of English in place of the TOEFL in order to admit students to their undergraduate degree programs. ELS Language Centers is a proud member of AAIEP, the American Association of Intensive English Programs promoting professional standards and high-quality English programs.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private English School
      Establishment : 1961
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / ACCET
      Enrollment : 300
      Average Class Size : 12
      Airport Pickup : Available From School
      Tuition : Medium
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Train, subway, bus, taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • ELS Language Centers
      Central Admissions Office

      400 Alexander Park
      Princeton, NJ  08540  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 609 750 3547
      FAX: +1 609 750 3599
      E-mail: admissions@els.com
      Website: http://www.els.edu
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • ELS provides students with the opportunity to live in an off-campus residence or enjoy a homestay experience. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment. ELS also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience American culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments may also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The ELS Language Center on the Adelphi University-Manhattan Center campus is situated in the trendy neighborhood of SoHo, an area in New York City known for its trend-setting fashion, upscale boutiques, and stylish restaurants and cafés. Being centrally-located in the core of “The Big Apple,” Manhattan Center students have easy access to the City’s convenient public transportation system to explore Manhattan's eclectic neighborhoods, whether to experience Chinatown’s bustling streets, soak in the energy of Times Square, stroll through magical Central Park, or sample some of the latest restaurants in the Lower East Side. Manhattan’s subways easily transports visitors and residents alike to the front-door of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, the congregation of nations from around the world at the United Nations, world-class musicals and theaters on Broadway, or innumerable restaurants, bars and night clubs located throughout the city. Outside of Manhattan, there are plenty of exciting places to explore in the surrounding boroughs. Historic Yankee Stadium and the famous Bronx Zoo are major destinations while many enjoy visiting the stunning Japanese Botanical Garden and legendary Coney Island in Brooklyn or the great Shea Stadium in Queens. Regarded as the capital city of the world, New York City offers an education onto itself and provides endless opportunities to tap into its energy, enjoy its diversity, and above all else, to experience a city unlike any other.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Over 650 U.S. colleges and universities accept the ELS Certificate of English in place of the TOEFL test.

  • Study Options
    • ELS Intensive English Program (IEP)

    • Overview
    • The ELS Intensive English Program (IEP) program gives students the opportunity to focus on the academic skills needed to succeed at the university level. IEP is offered year-round with sessions beginning every four weeks. Students enrolled in IEP receive 30 hours of classroom instruction per week.

      In addition to all that is included in ELS’ General English program, IEP students will also be able to receive free university counseling while studying and apply for conditional admission to any of ELS’ 650+ partner universities. IEP is offered at 12 levels of instruction with Level 101 being the most elementary level and Level 112 being the most advanced. All students who complete the EAP program at Level 112 will receive a Certificate of Completion which is accepted as official proof of English proficiency at more than 650 colleges and universities. Upon arriving at ELS, students are required to take a placement test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. At the end of each 4-week session, students are evaluated for advancement to the next level based upon their academic improvement.

      All levels of instruction are designed to improve each student’s academic skills in the fundamental areas of: Structure/Speaking Practice; Conversation; and Reading/Writing. IEP students benefit from morning classes that are designed to build a foundation for communication skills. To complement their studies, students are also provided with course work in ELS’ Language Technology Center to develop their skills. Afternoon classes for IEP students are focused on improving Reading and Writing skills. Classroom sizes range from 12 to 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.

      More than 650+ American colleges and universities partner with ELS Language Centers. All IEP students will receive an academic transcript and one free conditional application to any of these host institutions.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 12 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,12,16,20,24 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: None
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 180
      TUITION FEE (2020)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,984
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,968
      12 WEEKS US$ 5,640
      16 WEEKS US$ 7,520
      20 WEEKS US$ 8,920
      24 WEEKS US$ 10,704
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 - 24 WEEKS US$ 1,200-2,000 Per Month N/A US$ 1,200-1,500 Per Month
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 140 (JFK, LaGuardia and Newark)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
    • Semi-Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • The Semi-Intensive English Program is offered year-round with sessions beginning every four weeks. Students enrolled in the program attend classes during the morning only and receive 20 hours of classroom instruction per week.

      The Semi-Intensive Program is offered at 12 levels of instruction; Level 101 is the most elementary level while Level 112 is the most advanced. Upon their arrival at ELS, students are required to take a placement test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. At the end of each 4-week session, students are evaluated for advancement to the next level based upon their academic improvement.

      All levels of instruction are designed to hone students’ academic skills in the fundamental areas of: Structure/Speaking Practice; and Conversation. To complement their studies, students are also provided with course work in the Multi-Media Lab (MML) to develop their skills using leading technology. Elective courses are also part of the curriculum for intermediate and advanced-level students to allow them to study topics pertinent to their interests while building their core language skills. The most popular elective courses offered are: TOEIC and TOEFL Preparation; American Film; U.S. Culture; Current Events; Grammar Review; and Listening & Note Taking.

      Classroom sizes range from 12 to 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 12 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,12,16,20,24 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: None
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/12/06
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 180
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,520
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,040
      12 WEEKS US$ 4,332
      16 WEEKS US$ 5,776
      20 WEEKS US$ 6,840
      24 WEEKS US$ 8,208
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4-24 WEEKS US$ 1,200-2,000 Per Month N/A US$ 1,200-1,500 Per Month
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 140 (JFK, LaGuardia and Newark)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
    • American Explorer

    • Overview
    • The American Explorer Program (AEP) is a part-time study vacation option offered year-round with sessions beginning every two weeks. The program is suitable for students who want to enjoy a short vacation in the United States and study English part-time. It is also ideal for students who are visiting the USA for the very first time, and want to travel and do sightseeing as much as possible. American Explorer Program participants take 15 lessons per week and usually have a tourist visa or come under the Visa Waiver Program. Be sure to contact the school’s admissions staff if you have any questions.

      The AEP Program is recreational and cultural in nature and is offered at 12 levels of instruction from Beginning to Masters with four weeks of instruction per level. Three morning lessons are offered per day and afternoons are free for recreation and relaxation. Students attending this program may also participate in the evening and weekend social activities that are available at all ELS Language Centers. Upon arriving at their school, students are required to take a placement test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. At the end of each 4-week session, students are evaluated for advancement to the next level based upon their academic improvement.

      All levels of instruction are designed to improve English skills in the fundamental areas of Structure, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Technology plays an important role in English language studies and all American Explorer students have access to ELS Language Technology Centers (LTC). LTC centers provide computer access for a wide range of English learning activities such as CD and DVD-based programs, language learning software and internet access. In the LTC, students work through goals outlined in their Individualized Learning Plans. Students who wish to emphasize English study during their time abroad and study full-time should consider choosing either the Intensive or Semi-Intensive English Programs also offered at ELS Language Centers.

      Classroom sizes range from 12 to 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 12 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,12 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: None
      VISA INFORMATION: No Student Visa Required
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 4, 8, 12 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 180
      TUITION FEE (2020)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,456
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,912
      12 WEEKS US$ 4,140
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4-12 WEEKS US$ 1,200-2,000 Per Month N/A US$ 1,200-1,500 Per Month
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 140 (JFK, LaGuardia and Newark)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.

  • Location
    • United States New York, New York
    • Location
      ELS Language Centers, Manhattan
      17 Battery Place, 9th Floor New York, New York  10004  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From John F. Kennedy International Airport:
      ELS Language Centers arrange airport pick-up service that costs US$140 and brings students directly to the ELS Manhattan campus in approximately 45 minutes.

      From Newark International Airport:
      ELS Language Centers arrange airport pick-up service that costs US$140 and brings students directly to the ELS Manhattan campus in approximately 50 minutes.

      From LaGuardia Airport:
      ELS Language Centers arrange airport pick-up service that costs US$140 and brings students directly to the ELS Manhattan campus in approximately 35 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 5.0
      School Environment: 4.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.0
      Activities and Social Life: 4.0
      Accommodation:

      4.3

    • There are 1 reviews for this school
    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.
    • ApplyESL claims no responsibility for errors in, or the quality of, machine translations provided by Google Translate.

      陳君陵
      [ 新竹, 台灣, Age 26, Female ]
      8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
      2007/06~07就讀感想
      上午的課程多為文法教學,會話課多半在下午。
      教職員都相當客氣有禮。
      美式教育中開放式討論課程是我相當喜愛的一部份,尤其是Anna老師帶討論的方式,如果有機會,我會願意再去上她的課。
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