The company is currently building the school centre in downtown Manhattan with capacity to hold 300 students. The school’s director David Hughes said it will aim to be a “cultural experience” for students.
“New York is a unique kind of place so we’re looking to attract students who want to be in here but we also want to bring in creative, artistic and musical types to really make the school a cultural experience not just a language learning experience,” he told The PIE News.
“New York’s rich culture and its significant place in the global financial world will offer students an exciting learning experience”
Located in the heart of the financial district, Hughes says there will be a large appeal for business and executive students as well once the new building opens.
“Students learn quickly when they are able to really express their personalities and passions inside the classroom,” said Hughes. “I think New York’s rich culture and its significant place in the global financial world will offer students an exciting learning experience both inside and outside of the classroom.”
Around 40 students currently studying at temporary premises will form the core group of students once the school officially opens.
The school will offer general English, intensive programmes and also English+ courses incorporating creative mediums into classroom lessons
Operating for over 20 years, ILSC has seven English language schools worldwide located in Canada, Australia and India and another US location in San Francisco. The company first ventured into the US market with a centre in San Francisco opened five years ago. ILSC also offers vocational training programmes in business and tourism, corporate and teacher training.
“ILSC is a large well respected company in the industry and I’m hoping our presence here in New York will be a benefit to the industry in the city and the state as whole,” commented Hughes.