As the world center for culture, entertainment, art, fashion, business and education, New York is the ideal place to improve your English skills while having the time of your life! Zoni’s Manhattan Campus is conveniently located near public transportation and many globally famous attractions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art , Empire State Building , Times Square and Central Park.
Relax on a summer night at a sidewalk cafe in Chelsea or experience a concert at one of New York’s many parks. No matter what your interests or background, New York and Zoni language schools have something to offer everyone.
Part of our advantage at Zoni is the variety of English courses we offer. Our popular Premium Intensive English Program (PIEP) will help you to improve your English quickly and effectively. For those who are looking to pursue higher education at a college or university, we offer TOEFL iBT, IELTS and Cambridge ESOL Preparation Courses, while for our business-minded students, we have intensive ESL for Business classes with flexible schedules.
In addition to earning an English certificate, Zoni students can take advantage of the many activities we offer, including field trips in the New York Metropolitan area , school events, and out of town trips to other states such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Boston!
New York City – Manhattan, New York
New York City is a giant city commonly known as “The Capital of the World.” Each of its five boroughs is the equivalent of a large city in its own respect. Each borough is home to multiple and diverse neighborhoods. These boroughs and neighborhoods contain ample sightseeing opportunities, fantastic restaurants, exciting nightlife and various accommodation options.
New York City, also referred to as “The Big Apple” or “The City” by locals, is the most populated city in the United States. The City that Never Sleeps, lies at the mouth of the Hudson River in the southernmost part of the state. The city in its entirety spans a land area of 305 square miles (790km²).
New York City has a population of approximately 8.2 million people. The New York Metropolitan Area, which encompasses lower New York, northern New Jersey and southwestern Connecticut, has a population of 18.7 million, making it the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. As of 2015, it was one of the 15 largest metro areas in the world.
New York City is a center for media, culture, food, fashion, art, research, finance and trade. It has one of the largest and most famous skylines on earth, dominated by the iconic Empire State Building.
New York City consists of five boroughs, which are five separate counties. Each borough has a unique culture and feel. Within each borough there are individual neighborhoods, some several square miles in size and others only a few blocks in size. Where you live, work, and play in New York, truly says something to New Yorkers about who you are.
Our main center and headquarters is located in Manhattan where all Zoni operations are managed.
Manhattan (New York County)
The island of Manhattan is located between the Hudson and East Rivers and home to many diverse and unique neighborhoods. Manhattan is home to the Empire State Building in Midtown, Central Park, Times Square, Wall Street, Harlem, and the trendy neighborhoods of Greenwich Village and SoHo.
New York City is one of the global hubs of international finance, politics, communications, film, music, fashion, and culture. Alongside London, it’s one of only two universally acknowledged, “World Cities” – the most important and influential cities on Earth. It’s home to many world-class museums, art galleries, and theaters. Many of the world’s largest corporations have their headquarters here. The headquarters of the United Nations is in New York and most countries have a consulate here. This city’s influence on the globe, and all its inhabitants, is hard to overstate as decisions made within its boundaries often have impacts and ramifications across the world.
Immigrants and their descendants from over 180 countries live here, making it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. International Students are attracted to New York City for its culture, energy and metropolitan feel. English is the primary language spoken by most New Yorkers although in many communities it is common to hear other languages that are generally widely understood. In many neighborhoods, there is a large Latino/Hispanic population, and many New Yorkers speak Spanish. Most cab drivers speak Arabic, Hindi or Bengali. There are also many neighborhoods throughout the city that have a high concentration of Chinese immigrants where Mandarin or Cantonese may be useful. In some of these neighborhoods, some locals may not speak very good English, but store owners and those who would deal frequently with tourists or visitors all will speak English.
The World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001 were a shared ordeal for the city’s inhabitants. Despite those events, from 2003 to the present, New York City has rebounded and surpassed itself in growth. In the past 20 years, so many middle class people have moved into the city, whether from other parts of USA or internationally. This has really changed the entire city’s character. Areas that were once decaying and dangerous in the 1970’s and 1980’s are now very expensive and sought after to live in. Times Square, with all its brightness and amusement park visuals today, was seemingly avoided at all costs 30 years ago. Although crime has dropped nationwide in the last 20 years, the differences in New York City are extreme. Crime is down to one third of the levels of 1989 and, considering how much the population has grown in the same years, New York City is now one of the safest large cities in America.