WELCOME TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER
Learn and explore in New York City!
The English Language Center (TELC) is the largest non-credit English language program in New York City. We are part of LaGuardia Community College’s Division of Adult and Continuing Education, and we help students transition to colleges and universities across the United States. Since 1971, we have served over 275,000 students from over 80 countries. Our diversity is our strength. In our classes, you will study with people from all over the world.
ABOUT LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education, creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, our country, and our world can become.
WHY CHOOSE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER?
- Professional teachers
- International reputation
- Low cost and convenient location
- Technology-supported instruction
- Academic and immigration advisement
- Diverse classes with students from over 80 countries
DAY INTENSIVE PROGRAMS
Our Day Intensive Programs focus on all English language skills and are excellent academic preparation for college, graduate school, or career. You can decide to study in either the morning or the afternoon. In addition to studying English writing, reading, listening, and speaking, you will be able to choose an elective to help you in a specific skill area – grammar, pronunciation, and test preparation are some examples. If you complete the highest level in the program, you will not be required to submit an IELTS or TOEFL score with your undergraduate application to any CUNY school.
Let New York City be your classroom. We organize trips to art museums, baseball games, Broadway shows, and so much more. We also offer after-school conversation groups and one-on-one writing tutorials. You’ll make good friends and great memories with people from all over the world!
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