Choosing a Language Program
Each ESL course level is offered in two formats: the Short Course (also known as Part Time Course) and the Intensive Language Program.
Short Courses (or Part Time Courses)
Ideal for local students who must fit classes into their busy schedules, our Part-Time Courses offer language instruction that is quick, effective and convenient. Our Part-Time Courses are any course with less than 18 hours per week of class time.
Generally, each course includes 40-50 hours of class time over a 5-6 week period. You can choose to attend class every weekday for two hours, or for four hours on either Saturday or Sunday.
Intensive Language Program (ILP), Premium Intensive Language Program (PILP), and Super Intensive Language Program (SILP)
Open to all students, the ILP is our most popular program and was designed for those who have more time to devote to their English language education. Ideal for foreign students visiting from abroad, the ILP will quickly move you through your language course work. Our Intensive programs are any combination of courses offering 18 hours or more per week of class time.
In the Intensive Language Program (ILP), you will devote 20 hours per week to your language studies, and benefit from more practice time than you would get in a Part-Time Course. ILP classes are generally offered 8am - 12pm and 10am - 2:30pm daily, but there are also afternoon and evening programs.
You also may study 25 hours per week in the PILP at NYLC-Midtown or 30 hours per week in the SILP at all NYLC schools. The PILP schedule at Midtown is from 9 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday and the SILP schedule varies (generally 8 am to 2 pm at NYLC-Upper West Side or NYLC-Jackson Heights). Please contact us for details about class times and locations.
To qualify for a student visa, foreign students MUST enroll in our Intensive Language Program.* Upon completion of the program, students will note a marked improvement in their English proficiency.
*The U.S. government requires that all students holding an F1 student visa or F1 status be enrolled in a minimum of 18 hours of coursework per week.
Preparing for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) can be a difficult and frustrating experience. New York Language Center can help you through this process. We offer comprehensive and in-depth TOEFL preparation based on years of classroom experience.
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