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Learn English in New York

Learning English in New York isn’t just an academic course, it’s a cultural immersion in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Our English programs in New York are designed to immerse you in everyday New York life, enriching your vocabulary and understanding of the language through authentic experiences. Whether you’re a student, professional or simply passionate about English, our courses are adapted to all levels and interests.

Our selection of low cost language studies in New York

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From €3,100

English and activities in New York - 4 weeks

🛏️ Homeless 📚 20 English lessons + 7 excursions per week 👨‍🎓+30 years 🥗 Without meal

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From €1466

Learn English in New York- 4 weeks

🛏️ Homeless 📚 General English course, 20 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 without meal

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From €5,947

Language training in Manhattan - 8 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 General English course, 20 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 1 meal/day

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Why study in New York?

New York, with its stature as a world metropolis, is a destination of choice for a language stay in the United States :

  • Complete language immersion: immerse yourself in an environment where English is spoken all the time. From ordering a coffee to chatting with a New Yorker, every moment becomes an opportunity to improve your command of the language.
  • Exposure to cultural diversity: New York is a mosaic of communities, offering a rare linguistic diversity. This exposure to different ways of speaking English enriches your understanding and increases your linguistic adaptability.
  • Enhanced career opportunities: The city is an economic hub where many industries thrive. Taking part in events, workshops or even meetups can open doors to internships and international business contacts.
  • Personal growth and autonomy: Finding one’s way around the city, managing daily life and making independent decisions builds self-confidence and prepares you for a globalized world.
  • Discover iconic attractions: Use New York’s rich cultural heritage to learn about the arts on Broadway, history at the Museum of Natural History or science at the Hayden Planetarium. Each location becomes an interactive learning space.
  • Stimulating academic environment: Language schools in New York are renowned for their excellence and innovative teaching approach, ensuring quality teaching and personalized attention.

In short, choosing New York for your language stay means investing in an experience that goes far beyond the classroom, for a rich and diverse learning experience deeply rooted in the reality of a city that never sleeps.

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Our team is available Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, to answer all your questions.

Our programs to learn English in New York

EC New York School

Opening in 2019, our partner EC New York ‘s school is located in the impressive Paramount Building, a cinema mecca in the heart of the city that never sleeps.

Perfect your English with students from all over the world, and immerse yourself in the culture, energy and fun of New York.

The school offers a wide range of activities and excursions to help you make the most of your stay in New York: movie nights, a visit to the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art), a stroll on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and a chance to see the lights of Times Square.

Courses offered :

  • General English course: 20 or 24 lessons per week.
  • Intensive general English course: 30 lessons per week.
  • Business English courses: 24 or 30 lessons.
  • TOEFL exam preparation courses: 20 or 30 lessons per week.

EC New York School +30

EC New-York +30, also located in the heart of New York City, offers tailor-made English programs for mature learners with life and work experience.

EC New-York offers a range of English language programs for people over 30:

  • General English: Focus on essential skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) to boost confidence and fluency.
  • EC Escapes: Unique English learning experience in Manhattan, offering immersive discoveries of New York (guided tours, historical sites, culinary adventures) for adults.
  • English in the City: Combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons on local culture, including weekly field trips, for complete immersion.
  • English for work: Perfect your English while developing key professional skills (problem-solving, preparing for meetings, argumentation), essential for career development.

Frequently asked questions 🤔❓

The total cost of a language stay in New York with Langstart International varies according to several factors, such as the length of stay, the type of program chosen and the accommodation option.

On average, course prices can start from €490 per week, which includes quality teaching and access to all the school’s facilities. Accommodation options range from host families for complete immersion, to student residences for greater independence. Accommodation costs generally start at around €550 per week.

In addition to the cost of courses and accommodation, it’s important to consider day-to-day expenses. New York is a high-cost city, so here are some estimates to help you budget:

  • Meals: around €15 to €30 per day for inexpensive to moderate meals.
  • Transport: the unlimited MetroCard costs around €30 per week.
  • Leisure activities: expect to pay between €20 and €100 per week, depending on the activities you choose.

It’s also wise to set aside an extra budget for outings, personal purchases or unexpected excursions.

💰 New York is a very expensive city in which dollars tend to fly, so we recommend that you allow between €200 and €300 extra per week to cover your expenses.

To get a more precise idea of the cost of your language study holiday in New York, get an online quote now.

As you may already know, New York is not known for being the most affordable city! At Langstart, we still want you to benefit from all our tips to help you save money during your language study stay:

  • Choose the right stay program: Compare options and select a program that fits your budget without compromising the quality of the education. At Langstart we’ll help you compare all the offers and choose the one that best suits your budget and needs.
  • Book during promotional periods: language schools offer special offers several times a year. These can save you a lot of money on the cost of your language stay. To find out about these promotions don’t hesitate to follow us on Instagram or ask us for advice.
  • Budget accommodation: Opt for a host family to cut costs, and enjoy some meals included. Alternatively, look for a shared apartment or student residence.
    Plan your meals: Buy food at local supermarkets and prepare meals at home. Street food and food trucks can also be affordable options.
  • Use public transport: Get a weekly or monthly MetroCard for unlimited travel at low cost.
  • Reduce course fees: Look for scholarships or financial aid from external institutions.
  • Free or low-cost activities: Take advantage of the many free or pay-what-you-want museums, public parks, and free events such as street performances.
    Buy a tourist pass: If you plan to visit many sites, a tourist pass can offer significant discounts.
  • Avoid unnecessary expenses: Watch out for expensive souvenirs and overpriced tourist attractions. Often, the most rewarding experiences are the simplest ones.
  • Communicate intelligently: Use free Wi-Fi and communication apps to stay in touch at no extra cost.
  • Affordable travel insurance: Look for cost-effective insurance options to avoid unexpected expenses in the event of a problem.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy your language study holiday in New York while keeping your budget under control.

For language immersion in New York, a variety of accommodation options are available to suit different needs and budgets:

  • Host families: Staying with a host family is a great way to immerse yourself in American culture and practice English on a daily basis. It’s also often the most economical option, sometimes including meals.
  • Student residences: These establishments offer a more independent experience and are generally well located, close to language schools and points of interest.
  • Shared apartments: Sharing an apartment with other students can be a less expensive and social option, allowing you to bond with people from all over the world.
  • Youth hostels: For those on a budget, youth hostels are an affordable option, with a young, international feel.
  • Hotels or appart-hotels: For a more comfortable and private stay, hotels and appart-hotels offer fully-equipped rooms and studios, although this is often the most expensive option.

Each type of accommodation offers different advantages, from total immersion to flexibility and comfort. It’s important to choose according to your personal priorities and budget.

To choose the best neighborhood to live in during your language study in New York, it’s important to consider both the cost of living and what each neighborhood has to offer:

  • Manhattan – Upper West Side: A safe, family-friendly neighborhood near Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History, perfect for nature and culture lovers. For a shared room, expect to pay around €1,500 per month, while studios can cost around €2,500.
    Brooklyn – Williamsburg: Prized for its artistic ambience and markets like Smorgasburg, Williamsburg is ideal for those seeking a lively local experience. Accommodation costs are a little lower than in Manhattan, with rooms starting at €1,200.
    Queens – Astoria: Astoria offers cultural diversity with international restaurants and the Noguchi Museum. Rents are more affordable, with rooms starting at €900 and studios at €1,700.
    Manhattan – East Village: Known for its off-Broadway theaters and nightlife, this is a neighborhood for those who want to be in the heart of the action. Prices are quite high, with rooms starting at €1,400.
    Manhattan – Chelsea: With the High Line and art galleries, Chelsea is perfect for lovers of art and urban design. Rents reflect the neighborhood’s upscale status, with rooms starting at €1,800 and studios at around €3,000.

Each neighborhood offers a unique experience with different opportunities to practice English and experience New York culture. Your choice will depend on your budget, your cultural interests and your desire to be close to or far from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Preparing a language stay in New York requires organization and anticipation. Here are a few key steps to help you:

  • Define your language goals: Identify what you want to achieve during your stay. This will guide your choice of study program and related activities.
  • Choose your program and school: Search and select a program that matches your needs and objectives.
  • Budget and financing: Plan a budget that includes tuition, housing, food, transportation, insurance and extracurricular activities. Explore scholarship and financial aid options if necessary.
  • Accommodation: Decide on the type of accommodation that suits you best, whether it’s a host family, student residence or private apartment. Book in advance to secure your place.
  • Visa and legal documents: Make sure you have the right visa and that all your travel documents are in order. Start the process well in advance to avoid delays.
  • Health insurance: Take out travel insurance to cover healthcare abroad, which is very costly in the U.S. without adequate coverage.
  • Academic preparation: Strengthen your English before you leave, if necessary, to make the most of your stay.
  • Planning your trip: Book your plane tickets and plan your journey from the airport to your place of residence.
  • Packing and preparation: Make a list of what you need to take with you, taking into account the different seasons in New York, and make sure you don’t forget electrical adapters and other necessities.
  • Familiarize yourself with the city: Learn the basics of navigating the city, including how to use the metro and buses. Consult maps and guides to familiarize yourself with the city’s neighborhoods and services.
  • Culture and leisure: Search for activities, clubs or events in New York that match your interests to enrich your stay and practice English outside the classroom.
  • Networking and contacts: Join online groups or forums of people who have already been through the experience to get advice and perhaps make connections before you arrive.

Taking the time to prepare every aspect of your stay will help you get the most out of your language experience in New York.

For language studies in New York, the need for a visa depends on the duration and type of study program. Here is an overview of the types of visas required depending on the length of stay:

👉 For stays of less than 3 months:

  • Visa-free (under the Visa Waiver Program): Citizens of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) may enter the U.S. without a visa for tourist or business stays of 90 days or less. This also applies to short language stays. However, it is mandatory to obtain ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) authorization before departure.
  • With ESTA: ESTA allows you to take short-term language courses without a visa. To obtain this authorization, you must complete an online application form at least 72 hours before departure.

👉 F or stays of more than 3 months:

  • F-1 Visa (Student Visa): For a language stay of more than 3 months, the F-1 visa is required. This visa is intended for students enrolled in a full-time study program at an academic institution or language school in the United States. Before applying for an F-1 visa, the student must be accepted by an accredited institution, which will issue the I-20 form required for the visa application.
  • J-1 Visa (Exchange Visa): In some cases, for exchange programs or internships, the J-1 visa may be appropriate. This visa is intended for participants in approved exchange programs, including certain language study programs. Candidates must receive a DS-2019 form from the sponsoring organization.

👉 Application process:

  1. Acceptance by an accredited institution: For the F-1 visa, you must first be accepted by an accredited educational institution in the U.S., which will provide you with Form I-20.
  2. SEVIS fee payment: Once you have received your I-20 (for F-1) or DS-2019 (for J-1) form, you must pay the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) fee.
  3. Visa application: With the I-20 or DS-2019 form, SEVIS payment receipt and other required documents, you can then make an appointment at the American embassy or consulate to apply for your visa.
  4. Consular interview: Most visa applicants are required to undergo a consular interview. It is advisable to schedule this meeting well in advance of your planned travel date.

It is important to check specific information and updated requirements on the official website of the U.S. embassy or consulate, as policies and procedures may change.

Yes, there are language schools in New York that are especially designed for adults. These programs are designed for people who want to improve their English skills in a professional or personal context, and often include cultural and tourist activities adapted to an adult audience. As with our other stays, they can vary in length from a few weeks to several months, and are offered at different levels of language proficiency.

You have several options for financing your English courses in New York:

  • Scholarships : Search for scholarships offered by educational organizations, private foundations or cultural associations. Some may be specific to your field of study or region.
  • Government funding programs: Some governments offer assistance for study abroad, particularly for continuing education or professional development.
  • Companies and employers: If you’re already in the workforce, your company can finance your language stay as part of your vocational training.
  • Financial institutions : Low-interest student loans are sometimes available for study abroad.
  • Fulbright Commission: Some countries have a Fulbright Commission that offers scholarships for students wishing to study in the United States.

For more information on financing language stays, see our complete guide to low-cost language stays.

On a language study holiday in New York, there’s no shortage of activities to enrich your experience, practice your English and discover American culture. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Visit iconic landmarks: Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Times Square are must-sees.
  • Explore the museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Natural History offer rich cultural perspectives.
  • Stroll through the parks: Central Park or the High Line for a nature break in the heart of the city.
  • Attend a Broadway show: This is a memorable experience that combines English listening practice and entertainment.
  • Participate in Meetups or conversation groups: Ideal for practicing English and meeting locals and other international students.
  • Discover local cuisine: Food tours let you sample New York’s diverse cuisine while learning culinary vocabulary.
  • Attend a sporting event: baseball, basketball or American soccer to experience the American sporting spirit.
  • Visit the historic neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side and Brooklyn for a taste of the city’s history and diversity.
  • Participate in workshops or classes: cooking, art, or dance to develop skills in an informal, interactive setting.
  • Join volunteer activities: It’s a way to immerse yourself in the community while helping others.
  • Shopping: From the luxury boutiques of 5th Avenue to the flea markets of Brooklyn, there are options for every taste and budget.
  • Nearby travel: Day trips to places like the Hamptons, the Catskills, or the Hudson Valley to discover the richness of New York State.

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Why choose LangStart for your language studies 📚🌎

Personalized support

  • Our consultants’ expertise: Our language travel experts are dedicated to providing you with free, personalized support before, during and after your stay.
  • Availability: As a small, dedicated company, we’re available beyond traditional business hours to answer all your questions and concerns.

“At Langstart, we value every student by offering unconditional, expert support to ensure a rewarding, hassle-free language experience. Our experienced counselors are dedicated to understanding and meeting your unique needs for an unforgettable language stay.”

Price transparency

  • Straightforward pricing: We offer school prices at no extra cost, guaranteeing total transparency.
  • Best offers: We’ll always offer you the schools’ promotional prices to ensure excellent value for money.

“We are committed to fair and transparent pricing. Always prioritizing your benefit, we collaborate directly with schools to ensure the best promotional offers and an affordable, valuable language experience.”

Quality assured

  • Hand-picked partner schools: Careful selection of schools based on strict criteria such as certifications, student reviews and infrastructure quality.
  • Commitment to excellence: Regular visits to our partner schools to ensure first-class teaching and facilities.

“We are committed to providing you with top-quality language holidays. Our close partnerships with renowned schools ensure enriching learning and a satisfying experience, in harmony with your expectations and ambitions.”

Variety and diversification of supply

  • Flexible options: A range of formulas to suit your objectives, level and budget.
  • Suitable accommodation: A wide choice of accommodation to suit your preferences and needs, from host families to student residences.

“Our rich variety of programs and accommodations is designed to fit your personal goals and needs, guaranteeing a flexible and comfortable language stay that promotes effective and enjoyable learning.”

Student testimonials 👨‍🎓

Here you can read about the experiences of some of our students during their language studies. These stories offer a glimpse of the linguistic and cultural adventures you could experience by choosing one of our programs.

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