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  • Courses
  • ESL classes are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. All spring 2021 courses will be online. The semester will run from January 25 to April 29.

    The full-time curriculum involves 18 hours in class per week for 12 weeks in the fall and spring and 9 weeks in the summer.

    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 pre-writing 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 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

    In our reading program, designed to increase our students' reading speed, understanding, confidence, and enjoyment, students practice reading skills, build vocabulary, and read a variety of long and short texts at the appropriate level. Students are expected to talk and write about the texts in detail as well as answer questions about the texts on quizzes.

  • Contact Us

    English Language Studies Center
    66 West 12th Street, 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5372
    elsc@newschool.edu

  • Admission Events

    Information Session
    Thursday, October 22, 8:00 a.m.

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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