English in New York

The U.S.A. is a country which takes pride in its diversity, and New York City is a perfect representation of its wide range of cultures. English, spoken by 79% of New Yorkers at home according to the 2011 Census, is the language that brings people of all backgrounds together. Despite neither the US nor New York City having an official language, English is still spoken by the majority of the population and serves as the lingua franca. As a result, taking English classes in New York City allows you to truly appreciate the culture of the city, better interact with its inhabitants, and further connect with American culture.

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Why Study English in New York City

Learn English for Work: Learning English will bring you boundless professional opportunities in the city. A large majority of U.S.-based corporations require a high level of English from their employees. Taking English lessons, then, is an investment which will benefit you for life! New York City is the headquarters of several of the world’s biggest companies, including CBS, Ralph Lauren, and the Warner Music Group, to name a few, which offer positions such as customer service representative, software engineer, series producer and participation analyst. English, then, is an essential language for almost any field of work, so don’t hesitate to contact us to start learning English today with Language Trainers. 

Learn English for Studies: If you would like to pursue higher education, you will be glad to know that New York is home to some of the world’s best universities. From Ivy League titan Columbia, established in 1754, to the bohemian NYU, founded in 1831, the academic opportunities in New York are unparalleled. These institutions ask their international students to show proof of English proficiency before enrolling in their programs. As all of their programs are taught and examined in that language, you must be comfortable with rapid and idiomatic spoken English. These universities accept international exams such as TOEFL and IELTS, which are very challenging so get in touch with us as soon as possible to start improving your English! Whatever your aspirations, a solid foundation in English will be vital for expanding your career in the country, and there is nowhere better to start than in New York City.

Learn English for Culture: New York City, or “The Big Apple,” is a city teeming with cultural events and celebrations, but some of the best experiences are to be had during major American holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and the 4th of July. Adding to that list, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which attracted over 4 million visitors in 2018, is an example of the city’s youthful, lively atmosphere. You can also join the Tribeca Film Festival, founded by Robert De Niro in 2012, an example of America’s massive influence over the film industry. In 2019, 103 filmmakers from all over the U.S. flocked to New York City to feature their 96 films! This is proof in itself how learning English can bring you closer to one of the world’s most influential cultures, where you can become part of a wider, international community and establish relations on a global scale. Finally, a great command of the language will allow you to understand the history of immigration to the U.S. at Ellis Island, the gateway where 12 million immigrants entered the country. 40% of all Americans have an ancestor who entered the country here, and it is a key location in the history not only of New York but of the nation as a whole.


Where to Learn English in and around New York City

At Language Trainers, we specialize in designing customized courses suitable to your skills and objectives when learning English. We also offer personalized lessons for your family if they also need to take some classes. This is the perfect option for you if you want to feel and sound like a New Yorker: our teachers are native-English instructors who can start teaching today in the comfort of your home or office. You can also meet with your teacher at a public place such as the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue, Café Grumpy on 42nd and Genes Café Madison Avenue on Madison Ave.

If you are based in the outskirts of New York, don’t worry. We have excellent instructors who can start teaching today in Hempstead, Newark, Elizabeth, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Long Island, Union City, White Plains, and Clifton.

Get started today and find out more about our English lessons in New York City. Let’s go! If you have studied the language before, you can take our free Level Test so we can start designing the perfect course for you or your family!

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Interesting Language Facts

There are about 225 indigenous languages in Europe.

21% of Americans speak a language other than English at home.

One quarter of the world's population has some knowledge of the English language.
WHY people learn ENGLISH?
Work in home country and abroad
Personal reasons
Travel to English-speaking nations

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Teacher: "Of course not."
Student: "Good, because I haven't done my homework."
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1-on-1 General English Course in New York

Our general one-on-one courses in New York will help students improve their English level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our English classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business English Course in New York

Our English courses in New York are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone English and email skills, as well as a level of survival English, granting them the ability to work in a country where English is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
English Courses in New York (closed group)

Our English courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One English Course or In-Company Small Group English Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster English Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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How to Book

Take our English Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn English and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your English tutor’s details.

Begin your English training and receive your English course book.

Throughout your English course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in English-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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