St.Giles International New York - 2017/18 Information
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY, United States
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.
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 classroom, 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 to 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 volleyball, go on trips to the cinema or go bowling. There are also exciting excursions to places like Boston, Washington DC and Niagara Falls.
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
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.
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 writes in an academic setting.
- Free Internet
- IT Lounge
- Social Calendar
- Student Bookshop
- Interactive Whiteboards
- Self Study Room