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ESL + Food, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 3 months
University rank #531 (QS) , NY,
Do you want to build your English proficiency to work as a professional chef or study local and global food issues? The ESL + Food Certificate is designed by The New School in New York City in collaboration with the International Culinary Center (ICC)


The ESL + Food Certificate provides a high-quality English language education for students who want to attend culinary school at the ICC, obtain a degree in Food Studies at The New School, or choose another career path within the food industry.

Program Features

  • Intensive English language study at The New School, a university with highly regarded programs in English language learning and food studies.
  • The Language of the Kitchen course to reinforce key vocabulary of food, cooking, and preparation techniques in a supportive and interactive classroom setting.
  • New York City's culinary scene (influential chefs and restaurants, field trips to ICC for demonstrations by master chefs and the Union Square greenmarket).
  • Access to cutting edge culinary events and food industry guest speakers.
  • Flexible registration (start in Fall, Spring or Summer semester) and duration (one to four academic terms, approximately three months to two years).
  • An alternative to the TOEFL to fulfill the English language requirement for admittance to ICC or selected programs at The New School.
  • F1 student visa eligibility based on full-time student status.
  • Services and academic resources including university housing, health services, New School events, library and computing services and English language tutoring.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Summer 2019 classes run from June 10 to August 13, 2019
    • Fall 2019 classses run from September 4 to December 5, 2019
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Grammar of English
  • Academic Writing
  • Listening and Speaking
  • Reading and Vocabulary

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • New School ESL courses are offered at intermediate and advanced levels. 
  • The New School ESL program is not for beginners. Intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing English is required to apply. 
  • Those who have not attained that level based on a writing test will not be admitted to the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6258 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6258 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
  • National

    6258 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6258 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
  • In-State

    6258 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6258 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Summer Semester: $5,931

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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