Why ALCC American Language?

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Teaching ESL since 1975

ALCC has developed a highly effective method for teaching English as a Second Language, which makes learning fun and easy. All activities are conducted in English.

Professional Instructors

There are over 40 teachers in our school: highly experienced and dedicated, American trained, with at least a Bachelor’s degree, many holding a Master’s degree as well.

Flexible Schedules

We offer full-time and part-time schedules, so you can start any time, with any level of knowledge from a Beginner to Advanced learner. Open 7 days a week.


Located in the Heart of New York City

We are centrally located in the heart of New York City, just a few blocks from Times Square. We are near all major subways, commuter trains and buses.

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English Courses

ALCC American Language offers English as a Second Language (ESL), Writing, Communication skills, Business English, Accent Reduction, Current Events and American Literature courses, TOEFL Preparation Programs.

F-1 Student Visa and I-20 Form

We are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant foreign students, who are not living in the U.S. They can use an I-20 form issued by ALCC to apply for an F-1 visa from their home country.

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How We Teach

Over the past 40 years, we have developed a highly effective method for teaching the English language.

The ALCC English Method makes learning English fun and easy. All activities are conducted in English: this is the most effective way of learning a new language.

Classes are made up of students from many countries. You have no choice but to speak English with your fellow students!

The ALCC English Method makes use of practical and conversational activities to teach a grammatically correct English. Our method forms the solid foundation necessary to allow students to go on to American universities and colleges, or to enter professional and specialized training programs. Students also improve their ability to get better jobs, promotions, or to better enjoy their life in the US.

We have over 40 teachers currently working at ALCC American Language. Our teachers are highly experienced and dedicated professionals. They are American trained and have at least a Bachelor’s degree, with many holding a Master’s degree as well.

Three Educational Directors are responsible for maintaining the teaching standards of ALCC American Language. They constantly monitor the performance of the ALCC American Language teaching staff to guarantee consistency of the teaching methodology.

ALCC students, 2017ALCC American Language truly reflects the international flavor of New York City. It is made up of students from every continent in the world. You will meet people from many different countries. Not only will you learn English at ALCC American Language, but you will also have many opportunities for cultural exchanges with your fellow students.

The student body is composed equally of people who are in the United States just to study English and those who are living here and want to improve their lives in New York.

ALCC CounselorsWe have ten School Agents to assist our students. They speak a combined total of nine languages so students can have someone to talk to if they need any assistance once they arrive.

We also have a special Foreign Student Advisor officer to assist our international students with immigration and visa questions.

Students in ALCC cafeteriaOur Cafeteria as a meeting place for students in New York, NY.

ALCC has a full-service cafeteria that is open 7 days a week – from 7:30 am to 8:30 pm. It serves breakfast, lunch and many snacks. It is a great place to eat and a great place to meet new people, as well as to practice your English in a natural, conversational manner.

Have a cappuccino or a sandwich while waiting for your next class. Relax and talk about life in New York City with your fellow students!

Our mission is to provide quality English language instruction through a variety of courses to international and local students in a professional and supportive atmosphere utilizing our unique English teaching methodology. Our goal is to provide our students with affordable courses that are specially designed to give them the tools necessary to achieve linguistic competence.

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