English Schools in New York

2011 January 19
by Jane

Here’s a review of some English Schools in New York City. There’s quite a variety to choose from, naturally since this review is posted on the Hills Learning website Hills comes first, but there’s more information about other schools as well.

English Schools in New York: A Comparison

Hills Learning:

380 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10168. (212) 551-7903

Description:

Hills Learning is the only Asian language school in New York that also specializes in English/ESL instruction. The school offers classes in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Spanish, and other languages. All teachers are professionals with at least 3 years teaching experience, and often much more. Hills Learning has classes in general English, business English and test prep.

Classes:

Group classes usually meet once a week for 90 minutes and cost $309 for a set of 8 classes including a free trial class. There is no extra registration or processing fee.

There is also an English Conversation class available at $198 for 10 hours per week.

Class Size:

Class sizes are small with a maximum of 6 students per class.

Location:

380 Lexington Avenue is located at 42nd Street, steps away from Grand Central Terminal, Metro North and subways.

Reviews:

Chunl ‎ – Sep 29, 2009

Superb learning environment at an affordable price. Tuition rates are much more affordable than with comparable organizations in the city and my teacher has been superb.

Aug 27, 2009

A great language experience. With Hills Learning you get a very personalized experience. You tell them your goals and what you want to learn and the teachers customize the lessons to fit your needs.

Melissa ‎ – Apr 19, 2010

Highly Recommend! I highly recommend Hills Learning Center. The classes are small so you essentially receive private tutoring for less than half the cost of what you pay to take a class with 20-30 students in different programs. Additionally, when I was unable to make a class the teacher was so kind as to arrange with the whole class a different date so I wouldn’t miss any instruction.

Berlitz

40 West 51st Street, New York, NY. (212) 765-1000

Description:

Berlitz provides language instruction and cultural consultation using the renowned Berlitz Method.

Classes:

Group classes meet twice a week and cost $998 for an 8 ½ week semester.

Private lessons are purchased in a package and cost $2990.

Class Size:

Class sizes are small with a maximum of 4 students per class.

Location:

40 West 51st Street, in the historic Rockefeller Center.

Reviews:

“Berlitz is a wonderful program. I’ve been very happy with my experiences….”

— Jeri Schaefer
Princeton, NJ

They offer the tools for language learning

Davida L. |  Insider Guru | Rank: 1,449

For a model of teaching a second language, Berlitz has the process down pat. The key to success is making sure you are willing to put in the time to master the language. They offer the widest language selection you can imagine, although the majority of volume seems to be around Spanish and French and Italian. Their instructors are dedicated and will really work you hard.

Overpriced

by king_rat at Citysearch

I think I could recommend Berlitz for a quick way of learning if you know that you will be traveling to a foreign country and want to be able to say and understand a few things. Berlitz is good at getting you to speak right away. But after a while, the $$ starts adding up, and it’s time to move on.

Zoni

22 West 34th Street, New York, NY, 10001. (212) 736-9000

Description:

Zoni specializes in intensive English programs and preparation for the TOEFL and IELTS, as well as the GMAT and GRE. There is also the option to take private courses or specialized courses.

Classes:

Intensive group classes meet daily for a total of 20 hours per week and cost $279 per week.

Class Size:

Class sizes are usually between 15 to 25.

Location:

22 West 34th Street, close to Herald Square and Macy’s.

Reviews:

Apr 19, 2010

Enjoyed my Experience:) I have studied at Zoni for 3 months, I made lots of friends from different countries they are very warm and helpful! also my teacher was fantastic…

Dec 20, 2009

One of the best language school in New York I went there to study English six months ago, I have improved my English. It’s a very good and affordable esl language school in NYC and the location is great too, close to Macy’s:))

Sep 23, 2009

Big Business – Not Really Concerned with Teaching English My girlfriend goes here to learn English (she’s from Japan). It’s a big business, and they don’t care much about teaching languages.

New York Language Center

226 West 37th Street, New York, NY, 10018. (212) 268-6500

Description:

New York Language Center is one of the largest language learning schools in NYC and offers intensive group classes for English learners.

Classes:

Intensive group classes meet daily for a total of 20 hours per week and cost about $200 per week, plus another $190 in processing and registration fees.

Class Size:

Class sizes vary.

Location:

226 West 37th Street, between Herald Square and Times Square

Reviews:

Best place to learn English in NYC!

by rdon122 at Citysearch

great teachers, convenient locations (5 throughout nyc) and very affordable.


it is a good school

judy c.

It is really a good school if you have any experience compare to the others, the administration is good and they are very kind, I will come back again.

learn english but also foreign cultures!

by audyam at Citysearch

New York language center it’s a great and cheap school for learning english. Even if you don’t have a good level skills in english, you can improve it here. You learn seriously by some games too.

Manhattan Language

145 West 30th Street, New York, NY, 10001. (212) 683-5442

Description:

Manhattan language offers general English courses as well as TOEFL preparation and business English.

Classes:

Intensive group classes meet daily for a total of 24 hours per week and cost $1200 for 4 weeks, plus $140 registration fee.

Class Size:

Classes have an average of 10-12 students per class.

Location:

145 West 30th Street, close to Herald Square.

Reviews:

There is only one web review available:

I love Manhattan language!!

by bellejjh at Citysearch

As a language school, I think this school is the best language school because they offer good prices for excellent classes. Also the teachers and the officers are very kind and nice to all of the students.

It is located on 30th street so you can learn English in the middle of Manhattan, NY!!

2 Responses leave one →
  1. January 20, 2011

    I know someone who took the courses at Zoni in Herald Square and they performed very well on the TOEFL. Hope this helps…good luck!

  2. March 21, 2017

    Manhattan Language School has a new and nicer location in 26 Broadway 11th FL. New York, NY 10004 just in front of the charging bull.

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