English in New York

Why learn English in New York City? – The U.S. is a nation which takes pride in its diversity, and New York City is a perfect representation of the country’s wide range of cultures. English, as the language spoken by 79% of New Yorkers at home, is the language which unites not just the city itself, but the country in its entirety. In the city with the highest linguistic density in the world, English 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 and serves as the lingua franca- just as it does on a global scale. Taking English classes in New York City gives you the opportunity to better appreciate the culture of the city, better interact with its inhabitants, and further connect specifically with American culture, but generally with the whole world.


New York City, or “The Big Apple,” is a city teeming with cultural events and celebrations, but some of 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 3 million visitors in 2017, is an example of the city’s youthful, lively atmosphere — featuring America’s biggest cartoon icons, such as Charlie Brown and Garfield, the parade is a display of some of the world’s most recognizable cultural icons. Another event, the Tribeca Film Festival, founded by Robert De Niro, is an example of America’s massive influence over the film industry. In 2018, 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.

New York is a city full of famous sites which will help you better understand the United States and the English-speaking world – from historic Wall Street, the beating heart of the world's largest economy, to the World Trade Center site – a wound all Americans still feel. Time Square and Broadway can get you up to date with the current pop culture with plays, musicals, and performances that you can fully appreciate in their native English. Finally, see 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.

English is the language which will bring you boundless opportunities. A large majority of U.S.-based corporations require a high level of English from their employees. Once learned, English 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. In addition, New York is home to some of the world’s best universities. From Ivy League titan Columbia to bohemian NYU, the academic opportunities in New York are unparalleled. Taking English lessons in New York City opens the door to opportunities in all sectors of work and study. Whatever your aspirations, a solid foundation in English will be vital for expanding your career in U.S., and there is nowhere better to start than in New York City.

Despite its diversity, the U.S. is still a largely monolingual country where only 15-20% of Americans claim to be fluent in two or more languages. Bilinguals are becoming increasingly sought after to bridge the cultural gap. According to a 2018 study by Salary.com, job positions requiring more than one language can pay up to 20% more per hour! English is a staple language essential for almost any field of work. Sign up for English courses in New York City if you are looking for personalized sessions to boost your fluency. Our qualified, native-speaking teachers tailor their lessons to suit your schedule and to ensure that you fulfill your personal aims. Take our free online English level test to see where you stand, and send us a quick inquiry to get started right away!


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Interesting Language Facts

Bilinguals' increased use of 2 language systems can protect against Alzheimer's.

The US has no official language.

Bilingual students are more likely to succeed in school than their monolingual counterparts.
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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Our clients from New York include:

American Flyers

Eaga Group

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.

Universal Music Group International

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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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