• Schedule of Classes

    Fall/Spring
    M/WT/RF (TIMES TBD)

    9 am - 11:40 am

    Grammar

    Writing

    Private lessons (recommended)

    1:50 pm - 3:40 pm

    Listening/Speaking

    Reading

    Performance workshops/master classes

    Evenings

    Practice time, optional ensemble rehearsals, or concert/recital attendance

    Summer
    M/WT/R

    9 am - 11:40 am

    Grammar

    Writing

    1:50 pm - 3:40 pm

    Listening/Speaking

    Reading

    Evenings

    Lessons

    Chamber Music

  • Course Descriptions

    Grammar of English

    In the Intensive English Program at the New School, students learn more than just a set of grammar rules. At all levels, the emphasis is on how students use grammar in speaking and writing. Grammar classes are lively and active, with reading, discussion, videos, songs, presentations, games, and writing as well as more traditional exercises and quizzes.

    Academic Writing

    Our writing program takes students through the process of writing paragraphs and essays from prewriting to organizing, drafting, and revising. At each level, students learn the sentence structure, vocabulary, and writing techniques that will help them express themselves clearly in academic English.

    Listening and Speaking

    In these classes, students have practice speaking and listening in a variety of informal and formal settings. They learn idioms and phrasal verbs, practice difficult pronunciation patterns and sounds, and acquire good presentation skills. Listening practice includes movies, Youtube videos, and lectures.

    Reading and Vocabulary

    Our reading program aims to increase our students’ reading speed, understanding, confidence and enjoyment through practicing reading skills, building vocabulary, and reading a variety of longer and shorter texts at the appropriate level. Students are expected to be able to talk and write about the texts in detail as well as answer questions about the texts on quizzes.

    Private Lessons (All ESL levels; weekly or biweekly option)

    Students enrolled in the certificate program can sign up for weekly or biweekly private instrumental or vocal lessons with members of the world-renowned Mannes faculty.

    Performance Workshops (All ESL levels)

    In this course, structured like a series of master classes, certificate students perform music with coaching from a Mannes faculty member. They practice speaking English by discussing the pieces they are playing in class.

    Fundamentals of Music (ESL Level 5)

    Students who test at ESL Level 5 study music theory and dictation and receive ear training. They develop their English language skills through speaking, reading, and writing exercises while building a practical vocabulary useful to musicians.

  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact
    College of Performing Arts
    Welcome Center | Office of Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
    performingarts@newschool.edu

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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