• ESL Certificates

    The New School's innovative ESL+ certificate programs prepare international students for successful academic study in the United States. These four ESL certificate programs are designed to give non-native English speakers the language preparation they need for degree programs and professional training at The New School or other US universities. The teaching approach emphasizes critical thinking, collaboration, projects and presentations.

    ESL + University Preparation

    ESL + University Preparation is a flexible English language training program that is customized to each individual student's undergraduate or graduate academic focus.

    ESL+ Design

    ESL+ Design is a specialized program for students applying to a degree program at Parsons or another school of art and design in the United States. This program culminates in a design studio course.

    ESL+ Music

    ESL+ Music is a specialized program for music students admitted to a degree program at Mannes School of Music.

    ESL+ Food

    ESL+ Food is a specialized program for students who want to attend the International Culinary Center, obtain a degree in Food Studies at The New School, or choose another career path within the food industry.