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St.Giles International New York

New York, US
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY, United States
3.90
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St. Giles New York is in an excellent location, with facilities to offers students the learning experience of a lifetime.

The New York English language school is an exciting addition to the St. Giles group. Doors opened to the first students in 2011. It is located in a beautiful art-deco office block on 5th Avenue, in the
middle of Manhattan. The building has an aura that will add something extra to the student’s learning experience.

The school is situated in the heart of New York where the buildings are tall and imposing. It occupies the 7th and 8th floors of a magnificent example of American architecture. There are 24 bright and airy class rooms across both floors. On the 7th floor is the Platinum Centre where there are 7 further class rooms, and a lounge area. The school can accommodate up to 400 students. People from all over the world choose to study English in New York.

Even those who may find it easier to travel to England, decide that they want to experience life in ‘the big apple’. Students from the age of 16 years and upwards are welcomed. Class sizes are limited to around 12 so that each student gets all the individual help they need.

Students can enjoy improving their language skills in comfortable surroundings. When not in class, they can take time out in a number of ways.

There is a café where they can enjoy a variety of refreshments. They also have access to free WiFi and Skype, so they can keep in touch with their families back home. There is a computer room, which sometimes doubles as a classroom. However, students can use the computers for self-learning when there are no lessons scheduled.

Courses

The teaching method is designed to help students communicate well in English. They assign students to a partner, as they learn better when interacting with others. Sometimes they are put into groups to help them master the language faster.

No two classes or lessons are the same. The emphasis is always on the students, and the best way to help them master the language in the shortest time. All students are encouraged to play an active role in the classes to enable them to get the most they can out of the course.

In the lessons, students concentrate mainly on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. They also practice reading, writing and listening. This enables them to polish their language skills, and communicate effectively in English.

The most important thing that Students are taught, is to always communicate in English. They must not worry about making mistakes, because they can learn a lot that way. Away from the class room, they are told to practice speaking English with their host families. Activities such as reading or watching television can also speed up their learning.

The school places a high importance on all students being comfortable in classes. They are encouraged speak up and ask
questions as often as they like.

There are lots of activities students can take part in, to help them get to know each other. They can play volley ball, go on trips to the cinema or go bowling. There are also exciting excursions to places like Boston, Washington DC and Niagara Falls.

Type of courses

St. Giles New York offers several variations of the General English course, depending on the level students want to learn. The most popular course on offer, attracts students who are ambitious learners. These students are happy to study intensively at a rate of 28 lessons per week. The fun and social element of some of the courses, are very attractive to many students. Having fun whilst learning is never a chore. They are guaranteed an enjoyable learning experience in New York. The school is flexible and accommodating to students from all over the world. Students appreciate the friendly atmosphere, and interacting with people from different parts of the world.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: lessons are between 08:50 a.m. – 18:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Lessons duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: Yes

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The Business English course is designed for students who already have a level of English, and want to improve so that they can use it in a business setting.
A new course starts every Monday so there is no need for students to wait for a particular start date. Each week students will attend 28 lessons. These can be
studied over 2 weeks or as many as 12 weeks, depending on their needs. They will learn business management and negotiating skills, as well as conducting business over the telephone. They will also learn other skills such as how to write a professional report. Also how to write emails and letters. There is certification for this course for those students who want it;

This course can also be studied as part of the International Semester Course, or the English + Volunteer Programs.

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This course is offered to non-native students who want to learn North American English, in order to study at a college in the USA or Canada. Courses start on set dates throughout the year. 22 morning lessons are offered, but students can, if they wish, take additional lessons on 8 afternoons. There are 4 elements to the
exam that students have to prepare for. For listening skills, students will answer questions based on 4 lectures and two student conversations. This is to test their
skills in areas such as main ideas, speaker attitude and important details. Secondly they will have to read a passage of text containing 700 words. They will then have to answer questions on details and essential information. In the speaking section of the test they will learn how to answer questions on familiar subjects. And finally the writing test will assess how the student write in an academic setting.

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General - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £388
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 15 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 22 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £426
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 28 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £470
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
Business - 28 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £470
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
TOEFL - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £388
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 6 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
TOEFL - 22 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £426
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 6 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
TOEFL - 28 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £470
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 6 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
FACILITIES

  • St.Giles International New York Free Internet
    Free Internet
  • St.Giles International New York Student Bookshop
    Student Bookshop
  • St.Giles International New York Cafe
    Cafe
  • St.Giles International New York Interactive Whiteboards
    Interactive Whiteboards
  • St.Giles International New York IT Lounge
    IT Lounge
Location
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY, United States

New York City – known as ‘The Big Apple’ – is the largest city in America, and is one of the largest in the world. The population exceeds 8 million and on any given day, you may hear any number of the 800 languages that are spoken there. Fifth Avenue is a major road that stretches from West 123rd Street to Washington Square North. The school encourages students to experience the surrounding areas. In this part of New York it will be very easy to do. Some of the most interesting buildings and places can be found in New York. The nearby 34th Street subway station can be your starting point to exploring New York City and beyond. But you can of course take a ride in one of the 10,000 yellow cabs driving around the city. The school is next to the world famous Empire State Building which contains more than 100 floors. It is an iconic building and has been immortalized in more than 250 films. King Kong being one of the most memorable. If you like to shop, you will find stores such as Louis Vuitton, Nike, Armani and the Apple store to name just a few. You may be more interested in cultural pursuits. If you are, then you will be in the right place. There are a choice of 10 museums, some of them dedicated to different ethnic cultures. There are so many things to see, you probably won’t have time for all of them. Sites such as the Washington Arch in Washington Square Park are worthy of a visit. Fifth Avenue is also a route for many of the parades. You may be lucky enough to catch one while you are in the city.

Accommodation

Student residence

There are 5 residences available for St. Giles New York. They all welcome students over the age of 18 years, on a self-catering basis. They offer students internet access, laundry facilities, TV and fridges. Students can also make use of computer rooms and a gymnasiums. 92Y de Hirsch is at 1395 Lexington Avenue, have single or double rooms but bathrooms are shared. Travel time is 30 minutes. Vanderbilt Y at 224 East 47th Street offer single or double rooms and shared bathrooms. Travel time is a 20 minute walk. MSM Residence at 134 Claremont Avenue has single shared rooms and shared bathrooms. Travel time is 30 minutes by subway. New York Residence 481 Eight Street offer single en suite accommodation. Travel time is a 15 minute walk. And finally 1760 Residence at 1760 3rd Avenue offer single en suite rooms. Travel time is 25 minutes by subway._(min

£262/week

Price/week: £262

Booking fee: £0.00

Cleaning fee: £0.00

Minimum stay: 14

About the Student residence:

Make your home in Brooklyn Heights, a short walk from Cadman Plaza Park and the thrift shops and chain stores on Montague Street. Pack a picnic and spend an afternoon sunbathing in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and stroll along Brooklyn Heights Promenade to take in the gorgeous views across the river to Manhattan’s skyscrapers. Then, walk downtown to take advantage of the eclectic range of eateries on offer. Try Pollo d’Oro for Peruvian specialities and rotisserie chicken, or Café Habana for an award-winning Cuban sandwich.

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