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English as a Second Language, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 3 months
University rank #561 (QS) New York City, NY, United States
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English has become the language of international communication. Our English as a Second Language courses and certificates are at The New School designed for students preparing for studies in the United States, professionals working in English-speaking environments, and anyone who needs to learn or improve his or her English for personal or career purposes.

Key Features 

  • The New School is located in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, at the center of one of the world's most vibrant and diverse communities. 
  • New York City is an important part of the educational experience of our students, who will someday be global leaders in their fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • All spring 2021 courses will be online. The semester will run from January 25 to April 29.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • In the Intensive English Program at the New School, students learn more than just a set of grammar rules. 
  • At all levels, the emphasis is on how students use grammar in speaking and writing. 
  • Grammar classes are lively and active, with reading, discussion, videos, songs, presentations, games, and writing as well as more traditional exercises and quizzes.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Fill out the application form completely, including the writing test: IMPORTANT: Your writing test must be an honest representation of your ability. Do your own writing test without assistance. Write at least 150 words. When you arrive in New York, you will take a placement test to confirm your level
  • Pay the $50* application fee (nonrefundable):  Download the application processing form and mail it with your application fee.  Check or money order for $50 U.S. should be made payable to The New School. 
  • Await your official admission decision: The English Language Studies Department will review your application. If you are accepted to the ESL program, you will receive an official notification email. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6273 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6273 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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