Prepare for Your Mannes Degree with ESL + Music
The ESL + Music program is designed to help students develop their English language skills before beginning a degree or diploma program at Mannes. Students study music with members of the Mannes faculty while improving their English language skills in
order to qualify for degree programs. Visit the Center for English Language Studies website for more information about its programs and resources.
- Private music lessons with a Mannes faculty member
- Intensive English language study — speaking and listening, grammar, reading, and academic writing
- F1 student visa eligibility based on full-time student status
The ESL + Music program fulfills the English language proficiency requirement for beginning study at Mannes. Most students take one or two semesters of ESL + Music before beginning their degree.
ESL + Music students are eligible to live in university housing and have access to other services and academic resources at The New School, including health services, an email account, practice rooms, library and computing services, tutoring, and free
admission to Mannes concerts and recitals and other university events.
Summer 2023 Semester
In summer 2023, the format of the ESL+ program will be fully in person. Classes will take place on the New School campus Monday through Thursday. Summer ESL+ certificate programs will start on Monday, June 5, and end on
Thursday, August 10.
|Grammar||Monday and Wednesday||9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST|
|Writing||Tuesday and Thursday||9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST|
|Listening and Speaking||Monday and Wednesday||2:00–4:30 p.m. EST|
|Reading||Tuesday and Thursday||2:00–4:30 p.m. EST|
Fall 2023 Semester
In fall 2023, the format of the ESL+ program will be fully in person. Classes will take place on the New School campus Monday through Thursday. The fall program will take place from September 11 through December 5, 2023.
Submit your tuition deposit as soon as possible at my.newschool.edu to confirm your intention to enroll.
Students are encouraged to confirm attendance as soon as possible, so that they can begin the F1 visa/I-20 application process.
Fees and tuition are due before the start of ESL + Music lessons.
Housing application forms and fees are separate. Qualified students will be given information about applying for student housing.