Do you want to build your English proficiency to work as a professional chef or study local and global food issues?
The ESL + Food Certificate, offered by English Language Studies at The New School in collaboration with the International Culinary Center (ICC), is designed for international students who wish to pursue professional and/or academic training in culinary arts and food studies but need
to improve their English language skills. A central feature of this program is the Language of the Kitchen course, presented in the video above. Please note: This course now runs as a series of extracurricular activities and experiences in a flexible
format. The certificate program provides a high-quality English language education for students who want to attend culinary school at the ICC, obtain a degree in Food Studies at The New School, or choose another career path within the food industry.
To apply to the ESL + Food Certificate program, fill out the online application form. 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.
The ESL + Food Certificate is part of a suite of ESL + certificates, innovative language preparation programs that provide a high-quality English language foundation and a pathway for students to continue their academic and professional careers at The
New School and elsewhere. Our other certificate programs are ESL + Design, ESL + Music, and ESL + University Preparation.
Students in each program receive a certificate stating the number of hours of study completed in English as a second language after each semester of study. Permanent academic records are kept, and students can obtain a transcript of their courses.
The New School is a leading university in New York City that offers more than 135 degree programs, including a BA and BS in Food Studies and an AAS in Food Studies. Students in the ESL + Food Certificate program have contact with members of the Food Studies faculty, which includes experts on culinary history, food policy, and the food business.
The ESL + Food Certificate offers a pathway to a bachelor's degree (BA or BS) or AAS in Food Studies at The New School, as well as a pathway to a culinary program at ICC. Students who take courses at ICC may apply credits earned there to a degree in The
New School's Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students upon admittance.
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