Welcome to our ESL Student Resource Center, where you will be able to find useful links, our calendar, and information about the faculty and staff in the English Language Studies office at The New School.


Fall 2021 Session Schedule, Start and End Dates

Fall ESL+ Certificate program will start on Monday, September 13th, 2021 and end on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021.

Fall 2021 will include in-person sessions on Friday; sttudents may study in New York City or from your home country.

Monday | 9 -11:30 AM EST - Grammar of English

Tuesday | 9 -11:30 AM EST - Academic Writing

Wednesday | 9 -11:30 AM EST - Listening and Speaking

Thursday | 9 -11:30 AM EST - Reading and Vocabulary

Friday | 12:10 -2:40 PM EST - In-Person Live Class (Required for NYC-based students with I-20, more details will follow)

Summer 2021 Session: Format, Schedule, Registration

Summer session in 2021 will be online. The semester will run from June 7, 2021 to August 13, 2021. The summer class schedule is below:

Grammar - Mondays 9-11:30am EST

Writing - Tuesday 9-11:30am EST

Listening/Speaking - Wednesdays 9-11:30am EST

Reading - Thursdays 9-11:30am EST

Registration opens on Tuesday, April 13. Follow the ESL+ Summer '21 Registration Instructions closely.

Spring 2021 Semester Online Class Schedule and Academic Calendar

Schedule for Online Weekly Class Meetings (synchronous)

GRAMMAR - Mondays
8am - 10:30am (Jan 25 - Mar 15) / 9am -11:30am (Mar 15 - Apr 29)

WRITING - Tuesdays
8am - 10:30am (Jan 25 - Mar 15) / 9am -11:30am (Mar 15 - Apr 29)

8am - 10:30am (Jan 25 - Mar 15) / 9am -11:30am (Mar 15 - Apr 29)

READING - Thursdays
8am - 10:30am (Jan 25 - Mar 15) / 9am -11:30am (Mar 15 - Apr 29)

In addition to the weekday morning synchronous time slot, the class will consist of a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences, including:

· Carefully designed assignments with exciting materials for students to watch, read, write about, etc, with teachers available to help

· Individualized feedback on your speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar

· Video conferences one-on-one or in small groups

· Communication with your teachers throughout the course whenever you need help or have a question

Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

January 20, 21, 22 - Welcome Workshop for New Students

January 25 - ESL Classes Start

February 15 - President’s Day (No classes)

March 15 - March 21 - Spring Break (No classes)

April 20 - Writing Finals

April 21 - Listening / Speaking Finals

April 29 - ESL Classes End

Please email for any questions about academic calendar and class schedule.

Information on COVID-19

We continue to monitor and respond to the public health situation regarding COVID-19. All courses in the English Language Studies department will be online for Summer and Fall semesters. The New York campus is closed until further notice.

For more information:

The New School's COVID-19 Updates website

The New School of Public Engagement Site

FAQs for Students regarding COVID-19


Have questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

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