ESL Certificate Curriculum | The New School in NYC


  • All prospective students must take a short placement test. We offer courses from the low-intermediate (Level 3) to the advanced (Level 6) level. We currently do not offer instruction to beginners. Each level takes a full term to complete: 12 weeks in the fall and spring and 10 weeks in the summer. Although there are two sessions offered each term, only students who do not hold an I-20 from The New School can enter the program in the second session.

    ESL Class Schedule
    Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
    10:00 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Grammar Writing Grammar Writing
    1:50 - 3:40 p.m. Conversation and Listening Reading Conversation and Listening Reading

    View descriptions of currently offered ESL courses in the New School Continuing Education Course Bulletin (PDF; click "ESL" in the Bookmarks menu).

    Call 212.229.5372 or email to schedule a placement test in our office at 68 Fifth Avenue. After completing the one-hour test, you can meet with an advisor to determine your level and plan your course of study. There is no fee for the exam or advising.

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