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English Courses with optional Internship & Volunteering in New York

Learn English & Experience New York City!

At our school your classroom is just the starting point of your learning experience. In addition to our fun classes with great teachers and lots of chances to speak and learn, we also invite you to join our dozens of activities every month, many of which are free! We have so much to offer you in the city that never sleeps - art, music, shopping, great restaurants, the bright lights of Broadway and much more. Take a bite out of the Big Apple and let it be the first step in changing your life forever!

Intensive English Class

Course Types, Dates & Prices 2019

To book your place on a program, the non-refundable application fee of $185 USD must be paid. Fees can be paid in USD or by credit card in any currency upon request.

An F-1 Student Visa is required for programs of 22  lessons per week or more. Find the course that meets your interests:

Semi-Intensive, 16 lessons per week

Expand your communication skills while still having free time for Plus programs, activities, and excursions

Intensive, 20, 22 & 30  lessons per week

This intensive program includes 20 General English lessons per week plus 5 afternoon electives per week

Business English, 20 & 22 lessons per week

Learn American business language, boost your resumé and acquire an early-career advantage. Weekly modules include: marketing, leadership, world Economy, money and finance, branding, current Business topics

Add-on Internship/Volunteering Experience

Add internship/volunteering program to your Business English, Intensive or Semi-Intensive course. Practice all you have learned in class in a real-life business environment in New York City. Sample fields include: marketing, public relations, architecture, fashion, hospitality, information technology, arts. You have 2 options: 

  1. Vacation English+Volunteering  - you’ll attend English classes for four weeks and participate in two workshops to prepare your American-style resume, and practice for your interview with a sponsor company. Once accepted, you’ll work full-time or part-time for the next 4–8 weeks and practice your English communication skills alongside local professionals
  2.  Semi-Intensive, Intensive or Business English+Internship - for the first two weeks, you’ll attend English classes and participate in two workshops to prepare your American-style resume, and practice for your interview with a sponsor company. Once accepted, you’ll work part-time for the next 4-14 weeks, while continuing your English classes and practice your English communication skills alongside local professionals

Long-Term English for Semester/year

Immerse yourself in the English language and benefit from special long-term pricing, 20, 25 or 30 lessons a week for 24 weeks min.

Private Lessons, 10, 20 or 35+ lessons per week

Boost your English program by adding extra one-on-one time with your teacher. Advance quickly and achieve your English learning goals

Test Preparation Courses

  • Cambridge FCE, 30 exam preparation lessons per  week
  • Cambridge CAE, 30 exam preparation lessons per week
  • IELTS 30, 20 English for Academic Purposes lessons per week
  • TOEIC Preparation, 20 English for Academic Purposes lessons 
  • TOEFL Success, 20 TOEFL Success lessons per week
  • EAP, 20 English for Academic Purposes lessons per week
GAP Year and University Combination Programs, $12, 100 USD

Experience college life in the USA and earn college credit towards a degree. First, take a minimum of 12 weeks of English to prepare for university life. Then, transfer to Berkeley College where you will choose credit-bearing courses in Business, Fashion Business, Principles of Marketing and Management, or Business Law:

  • 20/25/30 English lessons per week + 12 Credits at Berkeley College
  • English program (12 weeks min.) + 1 college semester (14–18 weeks)
  • Requirements: Intermediate level of English, high school diploma and transcripts 
  • Visa F–1 Student visa
  • College Sessions: winter, spring and fall semesters
College Start and End Dates :
  • Winter Semester: January 2–April 15, 2019
  • Spring Semester: April 30–August 12, 2019
  • Fall Semester: September 3–December 16, 2019
Add-on Plus English Programs, specific start dates:

  • Dance (Steps On Broadway), 2 weeks minimum
  • Fashion Intensive, 4 weeks
  • Music (private lessons), 2 weeks minimum
  • Digital Photography Beginner, 3 wks/6wks
  • Acting Workshop Wednesdays,  4 weeks 
  • Super-Intensive Film or Digital Filmmaking (4 wks English+4 wks Filmmaking), 8 weeks total 
English for Executives and Professionals

Modern facilities and a separate suite for professionals including lounge, PCs, tea and coffee, periodicals, etc., and a personal course advisor. Classes: Small, international group classes (5 clients maximum):

  • Professional Group, 15 or 30 lessons per week
  • Professional Private, 15 or 30 lessons per week
  • Professional Combination, 15 group + 15 private lessons per week

Professional English for Specific Purposes

Finance Workshop, Sales and Marketing Workshop or Law Workshop

Specialized Private Lessons

Aviation English, Finance , Sales and Marketing or Law


• Must be 17 years of age or older (16 years July 2–September 23, 2019). 

• Must be a non-native speaker of  English.



Take a fashion internship, become an actor, rub shoulders and network with world business executives, live and breathe English in New York City! We have chosen highly qualified and trained teachers, a passionate and dedicated staff, and hand-picked a wide array of programs and partner schools so you can live, learn, love English and create your own unforgettable experience!

Why choose our school? 
  • QUALITY - founding member of the award-winning IALC group, our school provides excellence in education and boutique services in beautifully-styled, city-center schools
  • CITY-SAVVY - fantastic city-center location: Midtown Manhattan
  • SMALL CLASSES - average 10, maximum 12 students per class in General English and 5 in Professional Group, allowing your teacher to focus on each individual’s learning goals
  • PLUS ENGLISH - exclusive add-on programs including Internships, Dance, Music, Fashion, Coding, Acting and more! 
  • ONE-TO-ONE - weekly consultations with your teacher to discuss your progress and your needs
  • EXECUTIVE - executive and professional English programs with expert, experienced teachers in small-group (5) and private format. Exclusive designated classrooms and lounge
  • FREE CLASSES - many free classes and workshops to offer you extra opportunity to learn, experience English and progress quickly
  • ACTIVITIES - fun and interesting daily activities guided by teachers in the city center, many of them free. Weekend excursions to nearby top U.S. cities and attractions
  • CURATION - from college partnerships to our Plus academies, we carefully curate all the enriching experiences students enjoy
School's Location
  • We located in Midtown Manhattan, one city-block distance from Grand Central Terminal, The Chrysler Building and the United Nations Headquarters
  • Times Square is a 15-minute walk or just one subway stop from the school
  • The city never sleeps with the lights of Broadway, the magic of Times Square, museums, skyscrapers, shopping, restaurants, music and dance clubs, and so much more
  • Manhattan location is super-convenient, busy Midtown East district with many great restaurants, cafés and international supermar - kets just outside the school
Your school in New York
  • Number of Students per class: 12 
  • International student mix
  • Capacity of School: 550 
  • Number of Classrooms: 22 
  • Student Lounge: lounge with microwaves and snack/drink vending machines, wireless access 
  • Computer Access: 23 computers for student use 
  • Free WiFi: throughout 
  • Nearest Subway Station: Grand Central Terminal 
  • Cafés and restaurants offering discounts with student ID
  • Housing options within walking distance or short subway ride
  • Excellent, university-trained teachers who care about your progress
  • Emphasis on speaking, group activities, pair work and presentations
  • Lessons are enhanced with excursions and cultural activities led by teachers
Program key facts
  • Ages: 17+ year round, 16+ in summer (July–September) 
  • Classes start any Monday unless otherwise indicated 
  • American English lessons are 50 minutes 
  • Executive English lessons are 60 minutes 
  • American English lessons may take place in the morning or afternoon
  • 25-lesson programs include 1 elective topic 
  • 30-lesson programs include 2 elective topics 
  • Elective classes take place in the afternoon 
  • Plus English Programs can be taken with 16+ lesson-American English courses
  • Minimum stay is 1 week
  • Student must be a non-native speaker of English
  • English Levels: All levels
  • Weekly progress reports: One-to-one consultation with your teacher helps you keep on track with achieving your goals 
  • Certificate of completion: A personalized certificate with a description of your language competence
Orientation Program, students receive:  
  • Bus and subway maps
  • Guides to shopping, services, restaurants and activities in NYC
  • School's calendar of activities 
  • School's policies and information about visa policies
  • Information about safety in New York City 
Included in the price
  • Orientation Program
  • Placement test
  • Chosen course
  • Free workshop on writing, idioms, etc.
  • Weekly student progress reports
  • End of course certificate
  • Free university counseling
  • Fixed and wireless broadband Internet access
  • Some cultural activities 
  • One time non-refundable registration fee $185 USD
  • Airport transfers
  • Study Materials Fee $69 USD
  • The Arts + English additional registration fee
  • One time non-refundable accommodation fee
  • Accommodation placement fee and accommodation
  • Insurance & visa 
Super-Intensive Class
Classroom in New York
Students in the English class
English for Executives and Professionals
Students on activities after class

Optional Housing in New York

The school offers to its students optional accommodation in host-family, apartments and residences.

Family Homestays 

Live with a New Yorker! Immerse yourself in the language and culture of the city by staying with a host family during your English program

  • Location: Manhattan/Brooklyn/Queens 
  • Travel time to school: 30–60 min. by subway 
  • Room type: single or double, bathroom shared 
  • Meals : breakfast 7 days a wk; otional: dinner 5 days or 7 days a wk
Two Apartment Options

1. Upper Manhattan East Apartments - located on the Upper Manhattan East side, near Central Park, these stylish three-bedroom apartments are fully furnished and are a short subway ride from the school. Perfect for short and long term students looking for an affordable apartment option

  • Travel time to school: 20 minutes by subway 
  • Room type: single or double, bathroom shared 
  • Amenities: WiFi, flat screen TVs, large living/dining room, full kitchen, weekly cleaning

2. Midtown East Executive Apartments - fabulously-located executive-style apartments suitable for professionals and mature students seeking convenience and privacy, just minutes from the school

  • Travel time to school: 5 minutes walking 
  • Room type: single, bathroom shared 
  • Amenities: WiFi, Smart TV with Netflix, large living/dining room, modern kitchen, weekly cleaning

Three Student Residences

1. Economy Residence-Vanderbilt YMCA Manhattan: the Vanderbilt YMCA is walking distance to the school, in the heart of Manhattan. Rooms are small and simple in single and double format

  • Travel time to school: 10 minutes walking 
  • Room type: single or double, bathroom shared on every floor 
  • Amenities: WiFi, kitchen, gym, pool and laundry
2. Standard Residences DeHirsch 92nd Street YMCA: located on the illustrious Upper East Side of Manhattan, a short subway ride from the school, this residence is perfect for long-term students (4 weeks min)

  • Travel time to school: 15 minutes by subway 
  • Room type: single, bathroom shared on every floor 
  • Amenities: WiFi, Kosher kitchen, gym, pool and laundry
3. Summer 1760 Residence: located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. This modern, newly renovated residence

  • Travel time to school: 15 minutes by subway 
  • Room type: double, bathroom private ensuite 
  • Amenities: gym, kitchen, library, study room, game room, laundry
  • Available July through mid-August

Activities: Learn to speak English and have fun!

Practice English, experience NYC and have fun hanging out with international friends. Join daily teacher-guided activities and discover NYC with the locals!

Our extensive calendar of teacher-led activities takes learning and fun beyond the classroom! All of New York City is your classroom, where you practice English in one of the most exciting cities on earth. 
"Once you are out of the classroom you are learning language in a broader context," says Brad Nield, one of Rennert's beloved teachers who leads dozens of fun and interesting activities throughout the year.
Whether you are attending a Broadway show, a Gospel Music service in Harlem, or a free jazz concert, there is something for every taste and interest. Other activities include major sports events, museums, ethnic restaurants, neighborhood tours, kayaking on the Hudson, and free classes in idioms, pronunciation and slang. Best of all, many activities are free!
Discover why New York is the city that never sleeps! Some of the weekly activities:

  • Broadway 
  • Harlem gospel or jazz 
  • New York baseball 
  • Empire State Building 
  • Rockefeller Center 
  • Statue of Liberty 
  • Boat tours 
  • Fifth Avenue shopping 
  • Nightclubs 
  • Art gallery-hopping 
  • United Nations 
  • Brooklyn Bridge 
  • Famous bars and eateries
Before you arrive - Student Visas:
Students who will study in the Non-intensive Vacation ‘N Learn program (16 hours per week) are not required to get F-1 Student Visas if the length of their study is less than 90 days (12 weeks). Students in this program studying for less than 90 days are taking a short course of study and may do so without a visa if part of the visa waiver program or with a B-1 or B-2 Visa, but they should visit the US Embassy to have their Visa correctly annotated; this is the responsibility of the student. 

Students enrolled in programs of 18 hours per week or more of General English may apply for an F-1 student visa in their home country. The school will issue the I-20 necessary for the F-1 student visa application. 

For additional information about student visas and the visa application process please contact us at 
Home Stay
 Upper Manhattan East Apartments
DeHirsch YMCA Residence
Vanderbilt YMCA

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Students on Brooklen Bridge
NYC Activities
Students Boat Tour
NYC Activities
Students at Museum of Moving
NYC Limo Party
Students shopping
Students walking down Houston Street


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