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ESL Summer Program

St. John’s University’s ESL Summer Programs

Have fun exploring one of the world’s most famous cities while you learn English with St. John’s University- ESL Summer Program!

St. John’s University offers ESL Summer Programs for guests coming to New York on educational, social and cultural tours.  Experience an intense language immersion mixed with a dynamic NYC experience!  Language courses help guests learn how to communicate in academic and social situations. 

  • Professional instruction in a high-tech learning environment
  • Engaging classes
  • Free conversation practice
  • Modern dormitory and dining facilities
  • Social and cultural programming

Classes will integrate speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary development, and grammar review. 

  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level classes
  • Content focused on speaking, listening, reading, and writing
  • Special lessons tied to tours students take in NYC
  • Prepare and practice interview questions

Guests will discover New York City through afternoon and weekend excursions to historical and cultural places of interest.  Our Conference Services staff will organize and supervise each group tour for your guests so they can experience NYC culture and lifestyle.

The options include:

Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island
Museum of Modern Art
Disco and / or Ice Cream Sundae Social
Guggenheim Museum
Empire State Building
Top of the Rock
Times Square…and so much more!

From individualized trips to airport transfers; private transportation services can be arranged as well. We even supply Metro Cards and Citipasses to make your sightseeing easy.

 Our guests enjoy many dining and catering options.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner meal plans are available for our overnight guests including all-you-can-eat, buffet style dining. 

Our dorms are typically suite style apartments with single, double, triple and quad occupancy. There is 24 / 7 security; washers & dryers; microwaves; apartment refrigerators; as well as lounges with cable TV and free WIFI.

St. John's is truly a blend of the benefits of New York City and the serenity of a rural campus. The Queens campus encompasses over 100 acres located in a quiet, residential neighborhood boasting wide-open green lawns. The University lies within easy reach of Manhattan, allowing our guests access to the vast cultural, educational, religious and commercial resources this magnificent city has to offer.  The campus is located just 7 miles from both LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports.  It is accessible by all public transportation including trains, buses, and car services.

For more information, please contact Laura Bruckner-LaMonica at St. John’s University’s Office of Conference Services at 718-990-2615 or [email protected]