Center re-opening date: September 14, 2020

We are pleased to announce this Language Center will be opening with enhanced safety measures on September 14, 2020. We can't wait to see you! For more details go here.

About This Center

Located in the exciting area of lower Manhattan, the ELS English Language Center in New York City offers access to unlimited cultural resources such as art, theater, dining, and shopping. Visit famous New York landmarks like the Empire State Building, Broadway, Times Square, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and Wall Street. The diverse “city that never sleeps” offers a vast range of cultures and experiences that students won’t get anywhere else.

This center now offers our latest vacation English program, ELS LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE+. This gives students more than just English language proficiency – they gain an invaluable cultural experience as well. They can customize their learning experience to fit their needs. For more information, visit our Vacation English Programs page.

Learn English In Manhattan

Students that choose to learn english at ELS Manhattan have access to a library and two computer labs with extended evening and weekend hours. The learning center also features a full-service restaurant in the same building, offering salads, sandwiches and hot meals.

Upon successful completion of ELS Level 112, you will fulfill the English language entry requirement for conditional admission to partner colleges and universities.

IELTS Testing Available

This location is an IELTS testing center. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is recognized by more than 10,000 institutions in over 140 countries. Thousands of universities accept the IELTS as proof of English proficiency as an admissions requirement.

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ELS New York - Manhattan Facilities

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  • Cafeteria
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Wi-Fi
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English Language Center New York - Manhattan

Housing Options

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Manhattan Homestay

Manhattan homestays are conveniently located near popular New York attractions, restaurants, theaters, and other entertainment venues. Hosts provide continental breakfasts. Other meals can be purchased in local delicatessens and restaurants. Homestays are within walking distance to subway and bus stations.

Cost per Session: $2,000

Occupancy: Single

Meal Credits: Breakfast only, daily

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New York City Metro Homestay

These homestays are located outside of Manhattan in the trendy neighborhoods of Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Hosts provide continental breakfasts. Other meals can be purchased in local delicatessens and restaurants. Homestays are within walking distance to subway and bus stations.

Cost per Session: $1,200

Occupancy: Single

Meal Credits: Breakfast only, daily

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Student Residence (off campus)

The ELS New Yorker Residence is just a few steps away from Penn Station and close to the city’s popular attractions. Midtown West is packed full of activities, places to visit, and restaurants, including Times Square and the Theater District. The residence’s recently renovated student lounge features a kitchen, study rooms, pool table, and flat-screen TVs with premium cable to make students comfortable. The residence features:

  • Single-person rooms furnished with a regular twin-size bed and bedding
  • Two under-bed dresser units, desk, and chair
  • Private bathroom and closet
  • Wireless internet
  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Small refrigerator

Cost per Session: $2,300

Occupancy: Single

Meal Credits: Meals are not provided

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Great Things to See and Do in New York - Manhattan

Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island: The statue, a massive gift from the people of France, is a very popular tourist attraction.

New York Shopping: Shop for almost anything, including clothing, artwork, books, gourmet food, jewelry, accessories, and furniture, in the city.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): The first museum devoted to the modern era showcases the work of masters such as Matisse, Picasso, and Van Gogh.

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