English school in New York: EC 30+

From 600.- USD
approx 473.- GBP
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The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
30 years
Average age
41 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Japan, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
66 authentic opinions

In the heart of Times Square, on the 11th floor of the famous Paramount Building, you’ll learn English with other students aged 30 or more in a friendly and international environment. The school features 8 spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboards, a student lounge, a computer lab and free Wi-Fi. In the same building, you’ll also find a food area where you can have coffee and snacks during breaks. After class, Manhattan will be waiting for you! Walk on the 5th Avenue, explore Central Park, visit the Empire State Building and attend a Broadway musical… New York’s amazing attractions will be at your fingertips, enjoy them with other students in their thirties!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Orange Carpet Experience
  • Optional language workshops
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course 30 PLUS

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 600.-
(about GBP 472.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 or 14:15 - 17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
600
1110
1305
2
1040
1970
2360
3
1480
2830
3415
4
1920
3690
4470
6
2800
5410
6580
8
3680
7130
8690
12
4900
10030
12370
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

Semi-intensive course 30 PLUS

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 645.-
(about GBP 507.-)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 12:30-14:00 (2x/week) or 12:30-14:00 (2x/week) + 14:15-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
645
1155
1350
2
1130
2060
2450
3
1615
2965
3550
4
2100
3870
4650
6
3070
5680
6850
8
4040
7490
9050
12
5500
10630
12970
16
7280
14090
17210
24
9400
19570
24250
Extra week (24+)
385
805
1000
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

Intensive course 30 PLUS

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 705.-
(about GBP 554.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
705
1215
1410
2
1250
2180
2570
3
1795
3145
3730
4
2340
4110
4890
6
3430
6040
7210
8
4520
7970
9530
12
6160
11290
13630
16
8160
14970
18090
24
10720
20890
25570
Extra week (24+)
440
860
1055
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

English for Work 30 PLUS

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 705.-
(about GBP 554.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 English for Work)
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
705
1215
1410
2
1250
2180
2570
3
1795
3145
3730
4
2340
4110
4890
6
3430
6040
7210
8
4520
7970
9530
12
6160
11290
13630
16
8160
14970
18090
Extra week (16+)
500
920
1115
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

English in the City 30 PLUS

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 705.-
(about GBP 554.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 English in the city)
Course duration
1 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
08:30-14:00 or 12:30-17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
705
1215
1410
2
1250
2180
2570
3
1795
3145
3730
4
2340
4110
4890
6
3430
6040
7210
8
4520
7970
9530
10
5610
9900
11850
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

English + Dance 30 PLUS

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 720.-
(about GBP 566.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
+ Dance: 5 x 90 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 or 14:15 - 17:30 (“zigzag” schedule) + Dance to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
720
1230
1425
2
1280
2210
2600
3
1840
3190
3775
4
2400
4170
4950
6
3520
6130
7300
8
4640
8090
9650
12
6340
11470
13810
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

Options/Extras

Sending of I-20 form for visa (Express) 75 USD
Workshop classes (per week) (30 PLUS, 2x2 lessons/week)
3-6 students per class
140 USD
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (17.06-13.09.2019) 20 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (15.06-14.09.2019) (consult our online price calculator)
Airport transfer (JFK, La Guardia, Newark) (one-way) 180 USD

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast (Outside Manhattan (45-60 minutes))
Host family, single room, breakfast (Manhattan (25-45 min))
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom) (Comfort Brooklyn Co-Living)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Comfort Brooklyn Co-Living)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

98% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

66 students gave their opinion about this school

44 years old - Sweden
/ 5
3 weeks, May – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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44 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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44 years old - Spain
/ 5
El motivo por el que no he puesto la quinta estrella en la opinión general del curso es porque antes de llegar nos preguntan qué queremos potenciar más y eso realmente no se traslada en algo concreto. Se entiende que no se empiece desde el principio cada lunes porque hay alumnos de larga duración, pero he hablado con algunos estudiantes de corta duración y todos compartimos la sensación de que la escuela es como un tren al que te subes en marcha. Y en ese sentido es bastante difícil que se adapten los contenidos o los métodos a las necesidades particulares. En cualquier caso, la escuela ofrece la posibilidad de tomar clases particulares y específicas.
3 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí. He aumentado mi vocabulario, la inmersión ha favorecido el listening y sobre todo ha aumentado mi confianza. »
School highlights
« El ambiente, la disponibilidad y la atención del staff y, sobre todo, el programa 30+, que permite un ambiente de trabajo y de relaciones personales muy diferente, entre adultos, con las mismas o parecidas necesidades y demandas. »
44 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
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43 years old - Spain
/ 5
5 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Trips offered by the school
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29 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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35 years old - Germany
/ 5
New York war für mich die perfekte Wahl Es war ein sehr herzliches Miteinander in der Schule
1 week, December 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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53 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sehr viele Studenten aus brasilien, bei den jüngeren Asien. Jede Woche neue Studenten, immer wieder neue Zusammenstellung der Klasse. Lehrer offen und geübt in der welcoming culture, Allerdings jede Woche wieder start mit kennenlernen zulasten unterrichtsstoff NY ist als ort zum sprechenlernen eher ungeeignet, zuviel Ablenkungen und zu teuer, Studenten in der Schule kommen eher aus reichen Familien.... Kursort Broadway super zentral, Lage drückt auf Preis.
6 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Hör und Spracheverständnis sicher, sprechen und schreiben weniger als erhofft »
School highlights
« Offenheit, Freundlichkeit »
48 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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43 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, October – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Testimonials

María José Álvarez Franco
María José Álvarez Franco
EC 30+, New York
Duration: 2 weeks

New York: I spent two weeks at the EC 30+ school and the experience couldn’t have been better. The school has excellent teachers and super friendly staff that helped me at all times.

The best thing is that you meet people from all around the world. I made lots of friends who I would go out with after finishing class, which really helped improve my fluency speaking English.

The organisation and facilities at the EC school are fantastic as well as its location right in the centre of Manhattan. Regarding my host family, they were wonderful. The mother brought me to the centre of New York City on my first day, showed me around the neighbourhood where they lived and was always a great help in addition to being a great person. In fact, this year I’ll go back to the same school and stay with the same host family.

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Host family
If you’re looking to interact with locals and experience New York’s urban culture, staying with a host family remains the best option! You will stay in a single room and share the other rooms of the home with your family (which can me composed of 1 or several adults, with or without children) and you get breakfast every morning. Half board is also available. As you are in constant contact with the language, you practice what you have learned during the class – and learn about the Big Apple’s lifestyle.

Note: host families in Manhattan available at an extra cost.

New Yorker standard residence
You will stay in a single room with ensuite bathroom, TV, fridge and high-speed Wi-Fi in this modern residence, that has common lounges, a fitness room and laundry facilities for which you have to pay. Bed linen is provided but you must bring your own towels. The common areas are cleaned on a daily basis. In the immediate surroundings of your residence, you will find many restaurants, bars and shops, as well as Madison Square Garden or the Empire State Building. You will get to your language school in 15 minutes by foot!

Click here to see detailed residence fact sheet

Brooklyn Co-Living comfort residence
Stay in an attractively furnished single room in a real Brooklyn brownstone surrounded by the coffee shops and bars of Cobble Hill! This renovated residence features spacious common areas like a kitchen, living area and laundry facilities. For your room, choose between an en suite and a shared bathroom, and enjoy free bed linens. Among the other amenities, there’s free Wi-Fi, 24h security and weekly cleaning. The subway station just a stone’s throw away will bring you to the language school in midtown Manhattan in only 30 minutes’ time!

New Yorker Residence

General information

The residence is located in the famous Herald Square area, within walking distance of Times Square, Broadway and Off-Broadway Theatres, Madison Square Garden, and the Empire State Building. It is also within walking distance of the school. The building recently underwent renovations to its common areas including communal kitchen, game room, gym, and library (which is now fully equipped with iPad stations).

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School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
12 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walking / subway
Average public transport cost:
~32 USD weekly ticket / ~116 USD monthly ticket
Walking distance to public transport:
1 minute

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
2 minutes
Coffee shops:
1 minute
Restaurants:
2 minutes
Shops:
2 minutes
Pharmacy:
4 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 15:00
Saturday until 10:00
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area
Outside only
No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available
Some cutlery and kitchen supplies are available to borrow with a small deposit from EC New York.
No
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
3 washing machines / dryers ~2 USD per load
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room Yes
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) No
Swimming pool No
Gym Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
30 rooms
~12 m2
Number can vary
Yes
Twin
30 rooms
~14 m2
Number can vary
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper No
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
Daily for common parts. Students are responsible for their own rooms.
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Linoleum
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

Whether you decide to explore New York on your own or with other students of the 30+ programme, this fascinating city offers you attractions on every corner! Looking for culture? Check out concerts, exhibitions and festivals, plus bars, clubs and all kinds of sports! Visit world widely known monuments, get some fresh air in Central Park or do some shopping in the vintage boutiques and let yourself be carried away by the frantic rhythm of this megalopolis with a thousand facets. Getting something to eat is easy: New York offers restaurants, grocery stores and takeaway for every taste. The language school also offers a weekly leisure programme especially designed for people in their thirties.

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