"Thanks so much for Elisa's assessment. It will be very useful for us as well as for her. Elisa had a remarkable experience, and we feel that it was an excellent opportunity for her to improve her English. Thanks for your dedication to her."
Jose Luis, Colombia
English Courses on the Go
The Hi-New-York teen classes stimulate the students to learn English in real-life situations while on field trips to landmark NYC venues. A short classroom-based activity before the field trip focuses the students on the English language skills they will need for that day's activities. Even the commute to the venue becomes an English lesson as the students learn about life in NYC from their peers and teachers. The teens learn and practice the English they learned at home as they explore the homes of wealthy 19th century NY merchants, walk the streets of Harlem in search of soul food or look down on the skyscrapers from the Top of the Rock. The teachers guide this learning using resources that we have developed or tested for each venue.
Making Friends in English
We strive to have a good mix of languages in the classes so that the students don't fall back on their mother tongues. We believe in the students learning from each other as well as their teachers, and the relaxed environment that we create allows this to happen naturally.
English Courses Taught by Native New Yorkers
Our teachers and assistants live and work in NYC, and they are passionate about their home. The groups are small with a teacher/teaching assistant to student ratio of 1 to 8, and this creates plenty of opportunities for the teaching team members to share their knowledge and love of NYC with their students.
Flexible Timetable to Meet Everyone's Needs
In addition to the field trip-based group English classes, we offer Supervised Library Time (informal time spent in conversation or playing educational board games) or Semi-Private classes (likely to include creative writing or multi-media projects) in the mornings as optional add-on programs. So, the day can be as short or as long as the students would like.