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

    More information about our program can be found in our student handbook

    TELC - Services

  • How to Apply


    To register at TELC, please fill out the online registration form. You will need to enter your name, address, telephone number, and date of birth. 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 provide additional documents. For more information see International Students section below.