Located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, NYU occupies some of the most exciting real estate in the country with 59,000 total students. NYU also has the highest number of international students at any University in the U.S. and is the largest private university in the U.S. The University has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and operates 11 global academic centers and research programs in more than 25 countries.
The NYU School of Professional Studies American Language Institute (ALI) provides a comprehensive program of English language instruction and evaluation. We foster an atmosphere where proactive learning precedes rote memorization. And, we believe that long-term retention depends as much upon what happens outside the classroom as in it. Our location in the heart of New York City provides incomparable access to the cultures of the world. We extend our classroom to the streets, giving you complete immersion in language and culture to help you learn how to express yourself with ease and accuracy.
Join any of the following programs: Professional English Program, Mastering English Program, Comprehensive English Program or online programs. Semester and short-term programs are available throughout the year.
The Comprehensive English Program (CEP) is a full-time, English language and American culture program offered to non-native English-speaking students from very beginning (Levels Intro, 1, & 2) to very advanced (Levels 7, 8, & 9) levels of proficiency. CEP classes meet Monday through Thursday for about five hours of class each day.
At the beginning levels (Intro–2), all classes are taught as integrated language skills classes designed to provide a comprehensive English learning experience.
At the intermediate levels (3–6), instruction consists of two morning comprehensive core classes and two afternoon English enrichment and engagement classes. Both core courses integrate all English skills. At these levels, students select two types of afternoon enrichment and engagement classes. One offers focused practice on a specific language or academic skill, such as pronunciation, vocabulary development, and TOEFL prep. The other invites students to explore a topic of interest and to develop their linguistic and cultural fluency and confidence through engaging in the real use of English. Topics include American film, history of New York City, art appreciation and business English.
The program is designed for students who are enrolled in, or who are entering, undergraduate or graduate degree programs at New York University or other universities. It emphasizes critical thinking, persuasive writing, public presentation, and class participations—skills essential for success at an American university. Some students study full-time in preparation for degree studies; others, who are already enrolled in degree programs, study on a part-time basis.
These part-time courses are designed to address the specific needs of international professionals, with classes meeting in the evening or on Saturdays to accommodate the busy schedules of students. With a wide variety of offerings—from accent correction to business writing—our program focuses on helping students to develop the skills necessary to succeed in their careers and to function comfortably in more casual settings. Instruction is offered by highly qualified teachers in supportive, small-group settings that provide intensive, individualized feedback on the use of language, whether that is in leading discussions, making oral presentations, or writing and revising papers.
International Summer in New York City is a series of dynamic, three-week summer programs of study that are offered by the NYU School of Professional Studies American Language Institute (ALI). It provides a wide range of language courses and cultural learning experiences, which are designed to meet the academic needs of international high school and college students, as well as adult learners. Four programs pair high-quality, English language instruction with a focus on various content areas including: global business; the American college experience; and the history, art, and culture of NYC. Integrated skills classrooms blend content and structure, allowing you to apply what you have learned immediately in your new surroundings.
The one-semester, blended (mix of online and in-person) Advanced Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides candidates with the theoretical background and practical, hands-on teaching skills necessary to pursue a highly rewarding career as a teacher of English as a second or foreign language at language schools or in private settings in the United States and in countries all over the world.
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