Standard English Morning Classes

Learn American English in the USA with one of New York City’s finest English programs:

Minimum age 16
Registration Minimum registration: 1 week
Levels Beginner to High-Advanced
Class size Maximum 12 students per class
Start Every Monday (except the third Monday)

18 hours/week (Full-time)

Standard English Fulltime (For F1 visa student)

This program is 18 clock hours per week. The class will help you improve your speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.

You’ll learn to communicate better. Lessons are carefully crafted by your instructors. There is a core text book but that doesn’t mean you’ll just stick to the book all day. Our skilled instructors create a variety of engaging classrooms activities. You may improve your reading skills using articles from newspapers and magazines and summarizing the contents in a comprehensive manner. Or you may improve comprehension by watching a movie excerpt and discussing your opinions.

Students will also have plenty of free time before and after classes and weekends to explore New York City and have fun during their stay here, learning the language.

Schedule and Course

Course Hours Schedule Exams/
Assignments
Morning
Mon-Thur 10:00am-1:30pm
Fri: 10:00am-2:00pm
5 days a week

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14 hours/week (Part-time)

Standard English Part-Time (For non F-1 Visa students)

Not everyone comes to the New York on a student visa. Often our students arrive here on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) or a tourist visa. In these cases, the U.S government prohibits them from taking a full-time program. NYEA, however, has created a way for those students to participate in our Standard English Program too.

The Part-time Program is Monday - Thursday. Students will be in the same classes as the full-time students and cover the same curriculum. And they get Friday off! This program is a great choice for non-visa students who still want an intensive, dedicated program.

Schedule and Courses

Course Hours Schedule Exams/
Assignments
Morning
Mon-Thur 10:00am-1:30pm
4 days a week

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Level Descriptions

Level
01
Beginner level (CEFR level : A1)

Course description

This is a beginner course for students looking to expand on their rudimentary English knowledge. This course introduces beginner Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, and Grammar in American English. In addition, this class is aligned with the Common European Framework Reference Scale at the A1 Level. Goals of this course include utilizing basic verb forms and simple phrases. In addition, students will also begin to understand the connection between American culture and language. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to successfully express basic preferences and opinions, understand present, past and future tenses, express agreement and disagreement, and establish basic social contact by utilizing simple greetings.

Prerequisites

Placement Test

Benchmarks / Learning objectives (SWBAT)

  • Describe personal experiences with a very basic range of simple expressions and vocabulary (CEFR)
  • Establish basic social contact by using the simplest everyday polite forms of: greeting and farewells, introductions, saying please/ thank you/ sorry (CEFR)
  • Indicate time by such phrases as next week, last Friday, in November, three o’clock (CEFR)

Grammar

  • Present/past of “to be”
  • Questions using “be” and “have”
  • Present Continuous Tense
  • There + be in present/ past tense
  • Comparative Adjectives
  • Future tense with be going to

Topics

  • Art
  • Friends and families
  • Business
  • Sports
  • Adventure
  • Phobias

Assignments and Exams

  • Writing assignment and impromptu speaking exercise every week (35% of the total score)
  • Exam is given on the third Wednesday of every month (65% of the total score)

Class Requirements

  • Come to class on time
  • Treat each other respectfully
  • Complete assignments and participate in class activities
  • Keep cell phone/device use to a minimum

Level
02
Intermediate level (CEFR level : A2)

Course description

In level 2, students will continue to enhance their basic vocabulary and expressions. Students will also discover new integrative methods to enhance comprehension in the sounds, syntax, and vocabulary of the English language. Students will be able to write simple phrases with simple connectors. In addition students will be able to perform basic information exchange, and express opinions and attitudes in a simple way. This course is aligned with the Common European Framework Reference Scale at the A2 level. At this level, students can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, and or employment. Overall students will be able to develop greater spoken and written skills necessary to begin navigating a variety of everyday situations in English including debate and polite disagreement.

Prerequisites

Placement Test or L1

Benchmarks / Learning objectives (SWBAT)

  • Properly utilize the past, present and future tenses
  • Share information by interviewing classmates
  • Read very short, simple texts (CEFR)
  • Tell a story or describe something in a simple list of points, every day aspects of environment (e.g. people, places, work, etc.) (CEFR)

Grammar

  • Simple past/ present tense
  • Modals of possibility
  • Future with going to, will, present progressive
  • Time clauses in present tense
  • Too much/ too many, too +adjective

Topics

  • Student or work life
  • Money
  • Food and health
  • Etiquette
  • Language
  • Space

Assignments and Exams

  • Writing assignment and impromptu speaking exercise every week (35% of the total score)
  • Exam is given on the third Wednesday of every month (65% of the total score)

Class Requirements

  • Come to class on time
  • Treat each other respectfully
  • Complete assignments and participate in class activities
  • Keep cell phone/device use to a minimum

Level
03
High-Intermediate level (CEFR level : B1)

Course description

In level 3, students will acquire the ability to respond to various topics, events, activities, and personal experiences in a more authentic and natural way. Students will practice and develop proper stress and intonation and learn to express opinions clearly and naturally. This Level 3 course has been aligned with the Common European Framework Reference Scale B1, Independent User. ** At this level students can, “understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

Prerequisites

Placement Test or L2

Benchmarks / Learning objectives (SWBAT)

  • Produce continuous writing which is generally intelligible throughout. (CEFR)
  • Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters
  • Convey information and ideas on abstract as well as concrete topics
  • Express and respond to feelings such as surprise, happiness, sadness, interest, indifference. (CEFR)

Grammar

  • Modals of advice
  • Because and even though clauses
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Comparatives and equatives
  • Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns

Topics

  • Fraud
  • Careers
  • Marriage
  • Climate change
  • Tourism
  • Extreme sports

Assignments and Exams

  • Writing assignment and impromptu speaking exercise every week (35% of the total score)
  • Exam is given on the third Wednesday of every month (65% of the total score)

Class Requirements

  • Come to class on time
  • Treat each other respectfully
  • Complete assignments and participate in class activities
  • Keep cell phone/device use to a minimum

Level
04
Advanced level (CEFR level : B2)

Course description

In level 4, students will improve their ability to communicate in English with fluency and accuracy. They will focus on strengthening their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills while also working on improving their command of English grammar and pronunciation. Specifically, students will develop the ability to articulate their opinions in written and spoken language, as well as inferring vocabulary meaning based on contect. This course has been aligned with the Common European Framework Reference Scale B2, Independent User. At this level students can, “understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in my field of specialization. I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. I can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.”

Prerequisites

Placement Test or L3

Benchmarks / Learning objectives (SWBAT)

  • Understand standard spoken language, live or broadcast, on both familiar and unfamiliar topics (CEFR)
  • Read with a large degree of independence, adapting style and speed of reading to different texts and purposes. (CEFR)
  • Recognize main idea, predict meaning, summarize a wide range of factual and imaginative texts (CEFR)

Grammar

  • Passive Voice
  • Gerunds and infinitives
  • Past Unreal Conditional
  • Relative Pronouns in Adjective Clauses
  • Direct and Indirect Speech

Topics

  • Prodigies
  • Medicine
  • Animal Intelligence
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Generosity

Assignments and Exams

  • Writing assignment and impromptu speaking exercise every week (35% of the total score)
  • Exam is given on the third Wednesday of every month (65% of the total score)

Class Requirements

  • Come to class on time
  • Treat each other respectfully
  • Complete assignments and participate in class activities
  • Keep cell phone/device use to a minimum

Level
05
High-Advanced level (CEFR level : C1)

Course description

In level 5 students will be able to express with fluency and accuracy. Moreover students will develop their abilities to effectively defend personal opinions, vary intonation to express sentence tone correctly, and write clear, well-structured texts on complex subjects. This Level 5 course has been aligned with the Common European Framework Reference Scale C1, Proficient User. At this level students can,“understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express myself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns,connectors and cohesive devices.”

Prerequisites

Placement Test or L4

Benchmarks / Learning objectives (SWBAT)

  • Effectively express/defend personal opinions in written and spoken language
  • Vary intonation and place sentence stress correctly (CEFR)
  • Write clear, well-structured texts on complex subjects (CEFR)
  • Recognize a wide range of idiomatic expressions and colloquialism (CEFR)
  • Produce clear, smoothly flowing, well-structured speech (CEFR)

Grammar

  • Past Unreal Conditional
  • Contrasting simple past, present perfect & present perfect continuous
  • Identifying Adjective Clauses
  • Relative Pronouns in Adjective Clauses
  • Phrasal Verbs

Topics

  • Past Unreal Conditional
  • The Brain
  • Lying
  • Cross-cultural insights
  • Social Media
  • Poverty
  • The Arts

Assignments and Exams

  • Writing assignment and impromptu speaking exercise every week (35% of the total score)
  • Exam is given on the third Wednesday of every month (65% of the total score)

Class Requirements

  • Come to class on time
  • Treat each other respectfully
  • Complete assignments and participate in class activities
  • Keep cell phone/device use to a minimum

Student Interview

The diversity of this school makes it fun, interesting and good for studying.

Shuchiro Mori 
Class : Standard English Full

I’m Shuchiro Mori, from Japan. I’m a university student, I study photography. I’m studying advertisement photography and fashion photography and New York is famous for its fashion. I also want to learn about business, and here in New York, there are people from all around the world, which makes it perfect for studying the world’s business techniques. There are so many language schools here, I checked many of them. But this school has very small, comfortable classes, which set it apart from the rest.

Also, this school seemed the most diverse, with people from all continents. Many language schools have students only from Europe, etc. The diversity of this school makes it fun, interesting and good for studying. I need to make connections around the world, and since the students at this language school are from everywhere, I can make many friends. So, this school is perfect for me.

I loved the international vision in every subject that we’ve learned. New York City is definitely a great city to learn English in.

Caroline Tresallet 
Class : Standard English Part-time

My name is Caroline, I came from France with my boyfriend for 4 weeks of classes with the classic program in the morning. I wish I could stay for more weeks. Even though I only had one month at school, I noticed my English improved. Especially for comprehension. Now, I’m able to watch a movie without subtitles and understand everything, that’s awesome! The atmosphere at the school is really good. I loved the international vision in every subject that we’ve learned. New York City is definitely a great city to learn English in.

Also, the school is very well located, it’s a dynamic neighborhood. The area is full of shops, cafes and restaurants, and we’re very close to the Wall Street Pier, where you can take the ferry to Rockaway Beach and other nice places. We’ve been to that beach on a Friday school trip, it was really fun and good to share experiences and great times with other classmates. I definitely recommend this school.

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