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229 W 36th ST
New York, NY 10018-7529


    Master Writing
    American Literature
    Business English
    Accent Reduction


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Take ESL courses in New York City! Our curriculum consists of eight levels of ESL courses, TOEFL preparation, and numerous electives. ALCC was developed with students' specific needs in mind. Our unique methodology incorporates practical conversation, grammar, reading, writing, and pronunciation at every level. We use carefully selected and up-to-date textbooks — including texts developed by ALCC — as well as many different types of conversational activities to create a fun and easy environment to learn English. ESL courses at ALCC are centered on immersion. From the very first day, nothing but English will be spoken in class.

We have professional on-site interviewers for the immediate evaluation of the student's level.

Spoken English is our focus in all levels, from basic to advanced. Writing and reading skills are also an important part of our English program. After completing the basic levels, students are able to speak about their personal lives, as well as the places and activities they are familiar with. In the intermediate levels, the students are now able to express opinions and thoughts more easily incorporating commonly used idioms. The students in our advanced levels have the opportunity to expand their vocabulary and practice their conversation with up-to-date and realistic themes.

Students are awarded a certificate after successful completion of each one of our ESL courses.

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TOEFL Preparation Classes - TOEFL iBT

TOEFL preparation classes (TOEFL iBT) are available for advanced students who are looking to pursue a college or university education in the United States. This intensive course covers the four skills required to successfully pass the TOEFL iBT: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This course includes weekly computer-based practice tests as well as essay assignments.

The TOEFL Preparation class (TOEFL iBT) requires both written and oral placement tests prior to acceptance.

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This ESL writing course complements our ESL courses. Our experienced ESL writing teachers will guide the students through grammar, vocabulary and practical topic related activities necessary to produce sentences, paragraphs and essays. Activities will also include writing projects.

Every student is given a written test prior to placement.

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Designed for those wishing to complement the skills learned in our Master Speaking ESL courses, this course is focused on furthering conversation skills. We make use of real situations and uses “live language.” This will give the student confidence in using his/her newly acquired English language skills on a daily basis. Improve English language skills used in everyday life!

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American Literature

This ESL course elective introduces the student to authentic American short stories, both classical and modern. You will be given a good foundation for college level study as well as an opportunity to explore interesting and significant cultural, social and literary concepts. Class activities will include reading, discussion, writing, vocabulary development, and critical thinking skills.

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Business English

Study Business English in the business capital of the world — NYC! Just like all of our ESL courses, this business program takes full advantage of our unique location.

This ESL course is ideal for students who want to develop the English language skills needed to communicate effectively in the exciting world of business.

ALCC's Business English class focuses on and introduces the language associated with the global nature of business in areas such as customer service, team building, job satisfaction, building relationships — among others. Increase your business English vocabulary and put it to practice in topic related presentations, mock debates, and written exercises as well as simulated business meetings.

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Pronunciation and Accent Reduction

This ESL course elective, which complements our other ESL courses, aims to help you speak more like an American and understand day-to-day, spoken American English. It covers all areas of pronunciation and accent reduction, including linking, pausing, stress, and intonation. Class activities include oral practice and listening.

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ALCC has an on-going registration and new classes begin frequently throughout the year. Classes are held 12 months a year. Our flexible schedules allow students to choose courses to fit their individual needs. Classes are held during the week or on weekends — mornings, afternoons, or evenings.

Schedule for Students on the F-1 Visa

Students with the F-1 Visa have the flexibility to study during the week — Monday through Friday — or they can choose from a number of weekday and weekend programs. Any combination of classes can be taken as long as they add up to a minimum of 18 hours of study per week. Refer to our Schedules and Fees to choose your best class schedule.

Regular Student Schedule

These students can tailor their course selection to meet their specific learning and schedule requirements. There are no minimum class hours or special course requirements for these students.

Refer to our Schedules and Fees to choose your best class schedule.

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