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  • The English language Center

    THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER

  • SERVICES

    Prepare for college, graduate school or a better job by learning English at LaGuardia. The English Language Center (TELC) at LaGuardia Community College is the largest English language program in New York City. Since 1971, we have served more than 275,000 students from over 80 countries.

    Why TELC?

    • Professional teachers
    • International reputation
    • Low cost and convenient location
    • Technology-supported instruction
    • Academic and immigration advisement
    • Authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students
    TELC - Services

  • How to Apply

    HOW TO APPLY

    To register at TELC, please visit our office on indicated registration dates and fill out a registration form. You will need to enter your name, address, telephone number, date of birth and an emergency contact number. You do not need any documents. You will receive additional information about payment and placement testing when you register.

    Students who have an I-20 must bring additional documents. For more information see International Students section below.

  • REGISTRATION DATES - SUMMER 2017

    The non-refundable $100 registration fee (full time) or $25 registration fee (part time) is included in the tuition.
    Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22
    11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Room C354
    Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22
    11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Room C354
    Monday, June 26 through Thursday, July 6*
    4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Room C354
    *Except Fridays and July 4
    Saturday, June 24 and Saturday, July 1
    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Room C354

    TELC - Registration


  • CHOOSE A COURSE




    Winter 2018 / Full Time

    WINTER 2018 information will be available soon!



    Winter 2018 / Part Time (Morning)

    WINTER 2018 information will be available soon!



    Winter 2018 / Part Time (Afternoon)

    WINTER 2018 information will be available soon!



    Winter 2018 / Part Time (Evening)

    WINTER 2018 information will be available soon!



    Winter 2018 / Saturday

    WINTER 2018 information will be available soon!



    Spring 2017 / Full Time

    REGISTRATION DAYS: March 27 & 28, 2017 | TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  • C354

    July 10, 2017 is the last date to submit I-20 applications from abroad.


    Learn English for college, graduate school, or professional advancement in this academic program. Improve your reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, & grammar skills. We are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.


    MORNING INTENSIVE PROGRAM

    Duration: April 6 - June 16
    Days: Monday - Friday
    Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.                                                                 
    Sessions/Hours: 50 sessions / 168 hours
    Tuition: $1,695.00 USD

    AFTERNOON INTENSIVE PROGRAM

    Duration:
    April 12 - June 21
    Days: Monday - Thursday
    Time: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Sessions/Hours: 40 sessions / 180 hours
    Tuition: $1,495.00 USD




    Spring 2017 / Part Time (Morning)

    REGISTRATION DAYS: March 27 & 28, 2017 | TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  • C354


    CAT-W PREPARATION

    Days: Wednesday & Friday
    Duration: April 7 - June 9
    Time: 11:00am - 12:45pm
    Sessions/Hours: 18 sessions / 31.25 hours
    Tuition: $325.00 USD




    Spring 2017 / Part Time (Afternoon)

    REGISTRATION DAYS: March 27 & 28, 2017 | TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  • C354 


    WRITING

    Days:
    Monday & Wednesday
    Duration: April 12 - June 21
    Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD

    GRAMMAR FOR COMMUNICATION

    Days: Monday & Wednesday
    Duration: April 12 - June 21
    Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD

    VOCABULARY THROUGH READING

    Days:
    Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: April 13 - June 20
    Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD

    LISTENING & SPEAKING

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: April 13 - June 20
    Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD




    Spring 2017 / Part Time (Evening)

    REGISTRATION DAYS: March 27 through April 6, 2017 (Mon – Thurs only) | TIME: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. • C354


    LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

    Days: Monday to Thursday
    Duration: April 12 - June 21
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours: 40 sessions / 90 hours
    Tuition: $715.00 USD


    LISTENING, SPEAKING & GRAMMAR

    Days: Monday & Wednesday
    Duration: April 12 - June 21
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD


    READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: April 13 - June 20
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD


    TOEFL PREPARATION: FOCUS ON READING & WRITING

    Days: Monday & Wednesday
    Duration: April 12 - June 21
    Time: 6:50pm – 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD


    GRAMMAR FOR COMMUNICATION

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: April 13 - June 20 Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours:
    20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD


    PRONUNCIATION

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: April 13 - June 20
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD





    Spring 2017 / Saturday

    REGISTRATION DAYS: April 1 & 8, 2017| TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • C354


    LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

    Duration: April 22 - June 17
    Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Sessions/Hours: 9 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD

    TOEFL PREPARATION: FOCUS ON LISTENING & SPEAKING

    Duration: April 22 - June 17
    Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Sessions/Hours: 9 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD




    Summer 2017 / Full Time

    REGISTRATION DAYS: June 21 & 22, 2017 | TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  • C354


    April 10, 2017 is the last date to submit I-20 applications from abroad.

    Learn English for college, graduate school, or professional advancement in this academic program. Improve your reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, & grammar skills. We are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.


    MORNING INTENSIVE PROGRAM

    Duration: July 5 - August 28
    Days: Monday - Thursday
    Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Sessions/Hours: 31 sessions / 139.5 hours hours
    Tuition: $1,365.00 USD

    AFTERNOON INTENSIVE PROGRAM

    THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM IN THE SUMMER




    Summer 2017 / Part Time (Day)

    REGISTRATION DAYS: June 21 & 22, 2017 | TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  • C354 


    CAT-W PREPARATION *

    Days: Monday & Wednesday
    Duration: July 5 - August 28
    Time: 11:45am - 2:00pm
    Sessions/Hours: 16 sessions / 36 hours
    Tuition: $350.00 USD




    Summer 2017 / Part Time (Evening)

    REGISTRATION DAYS: June 26 - July 6, 2017 (Mon – Thurs only) | TIME: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. • C354

    GENERAL FOCUS


    LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

    Days: Monday to Thursday
    Duration:
    July 10 - August 31
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:20pm
    Sessions/Hours: 32 sessions / 80 hours
    Tuition: $655.00 USD

    LISTENING, SPEAKING & GRAMMAR

    Days: Monday & Wednesday
    Duration: July 10 - August 30 Time: 6:50pm - 9:20pm
    Sessions/Hours: 16 sessions / 40 hours
    Tuition: $345.00 USD

    READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: July 11 - August 31
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:20pm
    Sessions/Hours:
    16 sessions / 40 hours
    Tuition:
    $345.00 USD




    SPECIFIC FOCUS


    TOEFL PREPARATION: FOCUS ON LISTENING & SPEAKING

    Days: Monday & Wednesday
    Duration:
    July 10 - August 31
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:20pm
    Sessions/Hours: 16 sessions / 40 hours
    Tuition: $345.00 USD

    PRONUNCIATION *

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: July 11 - August 31
    Sessions/Hours: 16 sessions / 40 hours
    Tuition: $345.00 USD

    GRAMMAR FOR COMMUNICATION *

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: July 11 - August 31
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:20pm
    Sessions/Hours:
    16 sessions / 40 hours
    Tuition:
    $345.00 USD





    Summer 2017 / Saturday

    REGISTRATION DAYS: June 24 & July 1 | TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • C354



    LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

    Duration: July 8 - August 26
    Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Sessions/Hours: 8 sessions / 40 hours
    Tuition: $345.00 USD


    TOEFL PREPARATION: FOCUS ON READING & WRITING *

    Duration: July 8th - August 26th
    Time: 1:30pm - 2:00pm
    Sessions/Hours: 8 sessions / 40 hours
    Tuition: $345.00 USD


    Fall 2017 / Full Time

    REGISTRATION DAYS: September 13th & 14th, 2017 | TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  • C354 


    MORNING INTENSIVE PROGRAM

    Duration: September 26th - December 8th
    Days: Monday - Friday
    Time: 8:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Sessions/Hours: 49 sessions / 169.75 hours
    Tuition: $1695.00 USD

    AFTERNOON INTENSIVE PROGRAM

    Duration: October 2nd – December 13th
    Days: Monday – Thursday
    Time: 1:30pm - 6:30pm
    Sessions/Hours: 40 sessions / 180 hours
    Tuition: $1495.00 USD




    Fall 2017 / Part Time (Afternoon)

    REGISTRATION DAYS: September 13th & 14th, 2017 | TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  • C354


    WRITING

    Days: Monday & Wednesday
    Duration: October 2nd – December 13th
    Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD

    GRAMMAR FOR COMMUNICATION

    Days:
    Monday & Wednesday
    Duration: October 2nd – December 13th
    Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD

    VOCABULARY THROUGH READING

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: October 3th – December 12th
    Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD

    LISTENING & SPEAKING

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: October 3rd – December 12th
    Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375.00 USD




    Fall 2017 / Part Time (Evening)

    REGISTRATION DAYS: September 13 & 14, 2017 | TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  • C354

    GENERAL FOCUS


    LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

    Days: Monday to Thursday
    Duration: October 2nd - December 13th
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours: 40 sessions / 90 hours
    Tuition: $715 USD

    LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

    Days: Monday & Thursday
    Duration: October 2nd - December 13th
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375 USD

    READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: October 3rd - December 12th
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375 USD




    SPECIFIC FOCUS


    FOCUS ON READING & WRITING *

    Days: Monday & Wednesday
    Duration: October 2nd - December 13th
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375 USD

    CATW PREPARATION *

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: October 3rd – December 12th
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375 USD

    PRONUNCIATION *

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration: October 3rd - December 12th
    Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375 USD

    GRAMMAR FOR COMMUNICATION *
    Days:Tuesday & Thursday
    Duration:October 3 – December 12
    Time: 6:50pm – 9:05pm
    Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45hours
    Tuition: $375




    Fall 2017 / Saturday

    REGISTRATION DAYS: September 23 & 30, 2017| TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  • C354


    LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

    Duration: October 7th - December 9th
    Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Sessions/Hours: 9 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375 USD




    TOEFL PREPARATION: FOCUS ON LISTENING & SPEAKING *

    Duration: October 7th - December 9th
    Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Sessions/Hours: 9 sessions / 45 hours
    Tuition: $375 USD



    * These classes require a placement test before registration.

    We reserve the right to change classes at any time.

    Cash, credit card, debit card, & money order are accepted.

  • CONTACT US

    Phone:
    (718) 482-5360

    Email:
    english@lagcc.cuny.edu

    In person:
    29-10 Thomson Ave, Room C354
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Regular Office Hours:
    Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Summer Office Hours:
    Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Friday, closed
    Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    FOLLOW US



    PARTNERS

    University of Seoul              NAFSA: Association of International Educators


                 TESOL International Association
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    Welcome to The English Language Center. Our two intensive programs (Morning and Afternoon Intensive) can help you prepare for academic study in the U.S.

    FORM I-20 Application

    View and print our complete application packet, which includes all of the information you need to prepare to apply. 

    At TELC, we use eShip Global (UEMS) to mail I-20 documents to students.

    Please follow the instructions on their web page to create an account and pre-pay for shipping.

    We will print out the shipping label and mail your documents.

    If you choose to, you can also mail application documents to TELC using your eShip Global (UEMS) account.

    LIFE IN NEW YORK CITY

    New York City is your classroom. TELC is one subway stop from Manhattan, where you can see Broadway, the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, Times Square, and so much more.

    TELC is a part of LaGuardia Community College. As a LaGuardia student, you will have access to many campus resources.

    LaGuardia does not have on-campus housing, so refer to this list for housing options in New York City.

    Life in NY

    INTENSIVE CLASSES

    See the schedules, fees, and application deadlines for the Morning and Afternoon Intensive Programs.

    More information about our Morning and Afternoon Intensive Programs can be found in our handbook.




    TRANSFER STUDENTS:

    If you are already in F-1 status studying in the U.S., view and print our transfer application packet.


  • TEEN ENGLISH ACADEMY

    Learn English while exploring New York City. The Teen English Academy at LaGuardia Community College combines fun and interactive ESL classes with weekly field trips that allow students to practice their English in the real world.

    Former students say...
    "The classes were so much fun that they didn't feel like classes, which helped me learn more." -- Student from 2016

    "I had friends from other countries who did not speak my language and this made me have to speak English and this helped me a lot" -- Student from 2016


    REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    To register, you need to come to our office and fill out the registration form. You will need to enter the student's name, address, telephone number, date of birth and provide emergency contact information from the student's local guardian. The student will also need to take a placement test.

    PAYMENT

    Payment may be made by money order, travelers checks, credit card, debit card, or cash. Please, bring payment when you come to register. Watch a clip from Teen English Academy 2016!



    Teen Academy - Young man taking a picture. In the background, the Empire State.


    July 10 - August 10
    Ages 13 - 16 | $795

    Classes
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Field Trips
    Thursday
    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.