You won’t find a more spectacular setting than our school on the 63rd floor of the Empire State Building. Learning English right in the heart of New York’s iconic skyline truly feels like an adventure! Equipped with state-of-the-art academic technology, Kaplan’s Empire State English school has everything you need for a dynamic learning experience that lives up to the views.
19 spacious classrooms offering cutting-edge learning technology and spectacular views
Find yourself just moments from world-famous attractions such as Grand Central Station, Madison Square Park, and the bright lights of 5th Avenue
Runs a successful student mentor program allowing participants to develop leadership skills and produce weekly video bulletins on student life
Offers an English and Theater program with students staging three shows a year at a Manhattan theater
”One of the best social activities is joining theatre class. I already acted a play 3 weeks ago. I think my English has progressed since I started theatre class. I have more self-confidence to speak English now.”
University Placement Service:
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Languages spoken by staff:
Arabic, Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
All teachers have a level of education normally represented by a degree and they also have a CELTA or equivalent qualification. Some also hold the higher level DELTA qualification, PGCE, or MA in applied linguistics
This Kaplan International Languages school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training), and is licensed by the State of New York, New York State Education Department.
This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.
*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2018.
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Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
Live with fellow students for more independence
Most residences are self-catering
Live and socialize with your new friends
Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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