The summer 2023 ESL+ program will start on Monday, June 5, and end on Thursday, August 10, 2023. The fall program will take place from September 11 through December 5, 2023. The format of the ESL+ program will be in person in NYC.
English has become the language of international communication. Our English courses and certificates are designed for students preparing for studies in the United States, professionals working in English-speaking environments, and anyone who needs to
learn or improve their English for personal or career purposes.
"The online classes have been a great experience for me. I really enjoyed this new form of teaching. It gives me more freedom in controlling and managing my time."
—Ke Liu, ESL + Design student
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.
Our classes are offered to students with low-intermediate to advanced English proficiency. Students can take individual ESL courses or enroll in a full-time
intensive certificate program that includes advanced language training to prepare for general or subject-specific study at a university. We also design custom programs to meet any need.
ESL Certificate Programs
The New School's ESL certificate programs are an excellent introduction to university studies in the United States. They provide an intensive, immersive experience designed to help students succeed academically at The New School and improve their English
"I have loved communication using message and email with my speaking teacher. Although we cannot meet face to face, I can feel more familiar with teachers than when I was in a class in person."
—Yoseph Yin, ESL + Music student
Students in the ESL+ certificate programs enjoy the same student services as degree-seeking students at The New School. These include access to student health services, IT support, and libraries as well as the University Learning Center, which has a staff
of trained ESL tutors who offer certificate students help with academic writing and with pronunciation, speaking fluency, vocabulary development, and presentation skills.