22 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
(212) 736-9000

About Us

Learn English in New York, New Jersey and Florida


“At Zoni Language Centers we create and teach a curriculum that depicts reality. Students learn and make friends from all over the world.”

Who We Are:

Zoni Language Centers was started by Mr. Zoilo C. Nieto, President & founder, in 1991.  Zoni is a multi-site English language school with campuses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, Miami Beach, Vancouver and London. Zoni offers a range of Intensive English Programs (IEP) and other English language courses across its 11 language centers.

Over 500,000 students have studied English at Zoni during the past 26 years. At Zoni our goal is to help students master both written and spoken English. To achieve this, we use a variety of proven teaching methods, taught by college-educated instructors. As a result, our students improve their English language skills in a short period of time.

Our Accreditations:

Zoni Language Centers is certified by the New York State Education Department. Our Miami Beach campus is accredited by ACCET and our school in Vancouver is approved by Languages Canada. Furthermore, our campuses in the United States are authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

For students interested in internationally recognized English qualifications, Zoni Manhattan and Miami Beach language centers are authorized testing centers for the TOEFL iBT and Cambridge ESOL Examinations. Visit our Exam Preparation Course page for more information on these exams.

Our Schools and Curriculum:

At Zoni we have a student-centered approach to teaching. Our curriculum combines Direct Method, Total Physical Response, and Communicative Approach and Cooperative Learning techniques.

Additionally, many of our staff speak more than one language. This means we can always help regardless of your English level.

Our campuses provide warm, productive learning environments that build confidence in our students and encourage them to practice their English. In addition, students have the opportunity to take part in fun and informative dialogue sessions, both in and outside the classroom. Our schools are modern and many of our classes take place in learning studios. Other facilities such as a student café, lounge area and campus-wide wifi are all available to students.

More than 2,500 students from over 100 countries attend classes at Zoni every day. Zoni Language Centers is the largest English language school in the New York metropolitan area. All of our campuses have diverse student populations. Our students come from different national, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and each contribute to the rich diversity of our school. Ultimately, at Zoni students not only learn English, but also about the world.

Our Mission:

Zoni Language Centers is committed to providing a unique method of teaching English as a second language at all proficiency levels. In addition to a rigorous academic program, we pride ourselves on being able to help our students become more articulate in their everyday lives.

At Zoni we continue to expand and innovate our curricula. We believe that this is crucial to providing students with the skills and tools they need to master the English language.  In summary, we are committed to meeting the needs of an increasing and diverse population of English language learners, enabling them to become global citizens.