EC New York

Learn English in New York, United States

The Area & School

New York is a totally unique city experience. Home to Time Square, Status of Liberty, the Fifth Avenue, and Wall Street, New York City owns a sense of openness and diversity. There is always something for everyone. Whether you are a fashion enthusiast, a businessman, or a die-hard fan of TV shows Friends and Gossip Girls, you will find yourself connected to this amazing city in many ways. Located at the heart of Manhattan, EC New York is a modern, professional language school easily connected to everything you need in the city. Only a short walk from Fifth Avenue, the Empire State Building, and Grand Central Station, EC New York ensures you an unforgettable English learning experience and a sense of home in the "Big Apple".

English Courses

EC New York Standard 20 English

Standard 20 English consists of a total of 15 hours or 20 lessons of English lessons per week. The first 12 lessons provide trainings on your Integrated English skills-Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation. The second 12 lessons focus on Targeted English skills to develop one of your "four skills" (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) in order to improve your general English proficiency.

  • Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $405 for one week

EC New York Semi-Intensive 24 English

With Standard 20 English, Semi-Intensive 24 English adds an extra of 4 lessons with Special Focus each week. This gives you trainings on your fundamental English skills and additional progress in your personal areas of interest. Some options include Media Studies, Film Studies, Grammar in Real Contexts, Write Now, the Language of Music and more.

  • Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $445 for one week

EC New York Intensive 30 English

Intensive English adds 10 more lessons to the Standard 20 English course. In addition to the 20 hours of general English training, this program enhances your English skills and cultural knowledge with a special focus on areas such as Media Studies, Film Studies, Grammar in Real Contexts, Write Now, and the Language of Music.

  • Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $500 for one week

EC New York Culture Intensive 30

Culture Intensive 30 English is open for students who have a strong interest in exploring the history, story and culture of the city, while enhancing English language skills in practice. Each week, students will have the opportunity to spend some of the lessons outside of classroom, visit various places, and fully engage with the local community. Some classroom study will also support themes ranging from "Talk like a Local-Neighborhood Visits" to "The Language of Sports-Stadium Visits". Minimum 16 years. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $500 for one week

EC New York Exam Preparation Intensive 30

The Exam Preparation Intensive 30 program is designed for students who are confident in their current English language skills and desire to only focus on learning exam-taking skills. This course helps students acquire techniques necessary for getting higher scores on TOEFL exams. * Only TOEFL focus available at this location. Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $500 for one week

EC New York Business Intensive 30

The Business Intensive 30 course combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons of Business English trainings. In this class, you will be able to gain linguistic skills in the context of building an international career. Some areas of expertise taught in this class include negotiating contracts, management and HR, branding and promotional strategies, project management, company budgets, business ethics and CSR. Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $500 for one week

EC New York One-to-One English (10 lessons/week)

The school offers one-to-one private English course to train you based on your specific needs. You will learn and practice english face-to-face with a highly professional teacher. This will give you flexibility and availability for learning English through conversations. 10 lessons per week. $85 per lesson.

Starts at $850 for one week


Host Family in New York

EC New York offers a opportunity for you to live with a local American family. In addition to practicing daily English skills outside of school, staying with a host family provides you with safety, peacefulness and a rich cultural experience. With a host family, you will enjoy daily cooked meals, entertainments, and other fun family activities.

  • Students under 18 must book homestay and provide a parental consent form.

Starts at $400 / week

Residential Hall in New York

EC offers Residential Hall for students who are looking to share a communal space with fellow classmates. The 92Y Residence has furnished single or twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Free Wi-Fi, fitness center, 24-hour security, a shared kitchen and pay laundry rooms are also provided.

Starts at $430 / week

Residential Hall in New York

EC New York offers availability at New Yorker Residence, a modern apartment at a golden location within walking distance from Time Square. All rooms are fully-furnished en-suite style with TVs, high-speed Internet and refrigerators. A communal kitchen, a fitness center, chargeable laundry facilities and a communal lounge are also available in the building.

Starts at $480 / week

Additional Details

2016 US national holidays:

  • New Years Day-Jan 1st
  • Martin Luther King Day-Jan 18th
  • Memorial Day-May 30th
  • Independence Day-Jul 4th
  • Labor Day-Sep 5th
  • Veterans Day-Nov 11th
  • Thanksgiving-Nov 24th
  • Christmas Day-Dec 25th
  • By Plane:
    The biggest airport in New York is John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK Intl.). Airport pickup is available.

  • By Public Transport: The school is located near all major 42nd Street subway stations. It is extremely easy to get around with public transportation. MetroCard is available for purchase. The patient EC staff will help you out with any question you may have.

More information at

Max Group Class Size: 13.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 228 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: $27 per class hour

Sample Activities:

  • Movie Night
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Yoga
  • Art Class
  • City Walks
  • Picnics
  • Dance Lessons in Central Park
  • Trips to Coney Island, the "Tope of the Rock" and legendary New York nightspots
  • Excursions to Boston, Washington DC, and Philadelphia (may involve extra fees)

EC (English Centres) is a highly professional language institute accredited by ACCET and English US. As one of the nine locations in the U.S., EC New York offers a variety of English courses that fully contribute to students' English learning thus help students succeed in every way. EC employs a Communicative Approach to all its courses in which students are given maximized opportunities to develop their language skills. Prior to start of each program, each student is invited to take a placement test so that school can best suit him or her with a program. The school also has abundant resources fully open to its students. EC New York is equipped with twenty three student computers, a library, a student lounge, a quiet self-study room, and free WiFi. A plenty of free language workshops are also offered at this location.