• ESL Certificates

    If you are a non-native English speaker who needs to improve your English proficiency for studies in the United States or simply for personal or career purposes, the New School offers academic English language instruction from the low-intermediate to the advanced level. Students can take individual courses or enroll in a full-time intensive certificate program, depending on your purposes.

    The New School’s innovative ESL+ Certificate programs--ESL+Design, ESL+ Music, and ESL+Food--are designed as pathways to degree programs and professional training at The New School and beyond. The teaching approach emphasizes critical thinking, collaboration, projects and presentations.

    Students may enter the programs in fall, spring or summer.