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N.Y., Manhattan, NY

75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel.: (212) 431-9330
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)


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ELS/Manhattan is located on the urban campus of Adelphi University, which borders Tribeca and the trendy Soho district. You have access to cultural resources, such as world-class art, theatre, dining and shopping. The culture and creativity of our neighborhood can only be experienced in America's largest and most diverse city.

  • Walking-distance to New York City attractions
  • Convenient & extensive public transportation
  • Student Residence is 30 to 40 mins away by subway
  • Homestay option choices in and outside Manhattan

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 60/45
Bank 5
Downtown Area 5
Post Office 5
Restaurant(s) 5
Shopping Mall/Outlet 5
Supermarket 5
Public Transportation 5








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Programs available at this location

2016 Cost Per Session
$1790 USD
2016 Cost Per Session
$1680 USD
2016 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD
Business English

Communicate with Confidence in Business

2016 Cost Per Session
$1680 USD
American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2016 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD
The Complete Prep Program for the TOEFL® iBT

Achieve your goals by preparing for the TOEFL® iBT with ELS!

2016 Cost Per Session
$2040 USD
English for Executives

Group and One-to-One Instruction

2016 Cost Per Session
$5725 USD
Super Intensive English Program

One-to-One instruction

Super Intensive Plus

One-to-One Instruction

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Inside Manhattan homestay(Homestay)

Homestay students are responsible for their personal transportation. Homestay students in this option stay in Manhattan residences. Lunches and dinners can be purchased in local delicatessens / restaurants.

Price per Session $1980
Occupancy Single
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup 155
Meals / week or Meal Credit
Breakfast, 7 days a week

Outside Manhattan homestay(Homestay)

Homestay students are responsible for their personal transportation. Homestay students in this option stay in suburban New York, which includes Staten Island and New Jersey, depending on the homestay. There is good public transportation to all areas. The limited meals allow students more freedom to take meals in New York City.

Price per Session $1250
Occupancy Single
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup 155
Meals / week or Meal Credit
Breakfast, 7 days a week is included. Dinners available at additional cost. Contact Center for details.

The Amsterdam Residence Hall(Student Residence (Off Campus))

Note: Due to limited availability for Single rooms, counselors must contact the Central Admissions Department for approval before submitting an online application.
The Amsterdam Residence Hall is located on Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side, considered one of Manhattan's safest neighborhoods. The Upper West Side is an upscale, primarily residential, area of Manhattan. The Amsterdam Residence Hall has 24-hour security.
Students will also have many opportunities to meet other students from around the world by taking advantage of the multipurpose lounge, large communal kitchen, and shared computer area. Additionally, the Amsterdam Residence Hall provides you with a Residence Assistant, who lives full time on the premises and who is available to personally assist students and answer questions.
Single and Double dorm style rooms are available: -Twin size bed or twin size bunk beds, with linens -3 hallway bathrooms per floor -Washers and dryers in the building -Shared kitchen, dining area, and lounge (with TV) in building -Free Wi-Fi Internet
Amenities include: -High speed Internet access -Computer area in the lobby -24-hour reception desk
Residence's emergency contact number: 732.278.1189

Price per Session $1425 - 1725
Occupancy Double, Single
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup 155
Meals / week or Meal Credit
Not available. A shared cooking area is in the residence, and several restaurants are within a 3-5 minute walking distance.

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  • Computer center
  • Library
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible

What is Conditional Admission?

Institutions in the ELS University Conditional Admission Network offer conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student’s academic record and other university and/or departmental and program requirements, but who have not yet demonstrated English proficiency. Your admission is “conditional” based upon satisfying English proficiency through completion of a specified level of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program and any other specific requirements prior to full admission. Once these requirements are fulfilled, you are able to fully matriculate. These requirements will be outlined on your Conditional Letter of Admission, and your selected ELS center will assist you in completing all of the necessary requirements for matriculation.

Additional matriculation requirements may include other required scores, for example, GMAT® or GRE® for graduate programs.

Our ELS University Partners will offer a Conditional Letter of Admission (CLA) detailing the additional requirements needed for matriculation. You and your family can be assured that you have a university placement and ELS registration prior to departing for the USA.

What is the Conditional Admission Process?

  1. Find a university via our University Finder
  2. Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
  3. If you are an acceptable candidate for university admission, you receive a letter of "Conditional university admission subject to English proficiency and submission of any other required documentation for matriculation."
  4. Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
  5. Begin your university program!

Meet the Staff

Donna Myers

Donna Myers

Center Director

Welcome to New York City, otherwise known as the "Big Apple"! I have enjoyed working with international students for 15 years, and have been fortunate to meet so many smart, warm, and interesting people! Having traveled and lived overseas myself, I have struggled with many of the challenges our students face living in a "strange" place and learning a new language. Manhattan is a great place to study and explore. The people are friendly, there are lots of exciting sights to see, and you will NEVER be bored!

Dan Manolescu

Dan Manolescu

Academic Director

For over 25 years, Dan has shared with students his enthusiasm for teaching and learning in the classroom. From classroom to college advisement, he has provided guidance in all aspects of educational achievement. He holds a Masters in English and was a member of the committee which developed the first ELS curriculum.

Daniela Doneva

Daniela Doneva

IELTS Administrator

Daniela is the Assistant IELTS Administrator at ELS Manhattan. She loves the busy and diverse atmosphere that the NYC campus provides. Daniela holds a BS degree in Biochemistry.

Victoria González Graells

February 15, 2012

Because NY is a multicultural city, you can meet people from a lot of different counties and you can learn many things about their cultures. My favorite thing about studying English in NY is that this city gives you a lot of topics to discuss in class. I love ELS because I can make friends from other countries and learn English.

-Victoria González Graells, Venezuela

Kamonrat Ladseeta

February 15, 2012

I love ELS school. They are very professional, very well organized. They have many programs you can choose. Nice teachers and good friends make me feel like home. I love the people here in New York. They are nice and friendly very where you go.

-Kamonrat Ladseeta, Thailand

Nicola Collino

February 15, 2012

I enjoy learning at ELS because of the way they teach and how they are organized.

-Nicola Collino, Italy

Marisa Lepore

February 15, 2012

The teacher help student to feel confident and to know how to live in a big city with different culture. ELS give you friends and a good way to learn English.

-Marisa Lepore, Venezuela

Nader Alyami

February 15, 2012

The teachers tell you how you can learn English very well and how you can do everything on your own. I love the academic parts, and they have a lot of activities. You can enjoy and study in the same time. I like the diversity in New York City. You can communicate with other people from various countries.

-Nader Alyami, Saudi Arabia


2016 ELS/Manhattan Application

2016 ELS/Manhattan Application

2016 ELS/Manhattan Center Application

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6A2015 Graduation

6A2015 Graduation

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6A2015 Volunteer Project

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Movie Night

Movie Night

Movie Night with students

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