If you are studying at the American Language Communication Center in New York City, it’s important that you learn how to navigate the subway system. The prefix “sub” means under. And a subway literally means “the way under,” a perfect name for a series of railway cars that are the city’s primary means of transportation. Hardly anybody in New York drives their own car. Most people rely on this interconnected series of subways, which allow them to avoid traffic and the hassle of having to find (and pay for) a parking space.
The New York metro system is one of the largest and most frequented in the world. Roughly 6,000 subway cars run all day and all night, transporting 3.6 million people every day. If you’re coming to the United States to learn english, there’s no better place to do it than New York City. If you’re going to live in New York, using the subway will help you to look and feel like an American. Dive right into the heart of the city! You’ll learn how to get around the entire city—not just how to get from class to your house. Another advantage is that you’ll have an opportunity to practice your everyday English skills.
From the subway you can transfer to any number of buses that travel even further from the center of the city. Depending on where you decide to live, you may want to purchase a Day Pass rather than paying for each ride individually. In order to get around the city easily, you need to become familiar with this means of transportation. Happy riding!