English Language Studies Center
66 West 12th Street, 6th Floor (Map)
New York, NY 10011
Fall Semester: July 15
Spring Semester: December 1
Summer Semester: April 15
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Certificate)
ESL + University Preparation (Certificate)
ESL + Design (Certificate)
ESL + Food (Certificate)
ESL + Music (Certificate)
This flexible pre-enrollment program is for international students who plan to enroll in an academic degree program in the United States but need to improve their English language skills in order to be admitted to their intended course of study.
The ESL + University Preparation Certificate program (ESL + University Prep) is designed to prepare students for success in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at The New School or another U.S. institution. The program is customized for each student's degree objective and area of study. Students take a structured set of intensive academic courses in English as a second language (ESL) - reading, writing, listening and speaking, and grammar. In addition, students at the advanced level engage in subject-related language training and activities.
At the advanced level, students participate in activities related to their intended field of academic study. These activities include:
All members of our
English language faculty are trained and certified professional teachers of English to speakers of other languages. Many are published in the field of language education. Some are credited with developing innovative teaching methods and materials.
To apply to the ESL + University Prep Certificate program, complete the online
application form. All ESL students must contact the Department of English Language Studies for placement advising before they can register for courses. The program can be taken full-time (18 hours per week for 12 weeks) or part-time. Accepted students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents will receive information about applying for a visa to study in the United States as part of their letter of acceptance.
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