Established in 1991, Zoni Language Centers provides international students with high-quality, challenging, and intensive training in the English language. To suit the personal, academic, and career goals of our students, Zoni offers a wide variety of programs at four proficiency levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Courses include the Premium Intensive English Program; Advanced Academic Courses for advanced ESL students seeking to continue their academic endeavors in the United States; an Intensive TOEFL Program; an Intensive Business English Program; and an Intensive Pronunciation and Accent Reduction Program. Zoni also offers a flexible, open enrollment system in which classes begin every Monday, so students can choose when they want to begin their studies and the length of their stay. Classes are kept small, so that each student receives individual attention from Zoni's experienced and highly trained teachers. A variety of services are also provided to the students: academic counseling, health services, and organized field trips and social events. Zoni Language Centers has four campuses conveniently located throughout the New York City metropolitan area: our main campus is located in Midtown Manhattan; two are located in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY; and one campus located across the Hudson River in West New York, NJ. Our new campus, Zoni Regent, is located in Miami Beach, Florida. Students will find a broad range of educational, multicultural, entertainment, and professional resources at their fingertips.
Classes start every Monday of the year, except for legal holidays when classes begin on Tuesday. Depending upon the students' academic needs and schedule, the Premium Intensive English Program and the Advanced Academic Course Program can run from two to 48 weeks.
Zoni Language Centers Certificate of Completion
Zoni Language Centers offers a Premium Intensive English program, tailored to meet specific academic and career goals of the students.
This program focuses on developing the students' English language abilities in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The Premium Intensive English program incorporates both in-class and off-campus social activities in order to help students build their vocabulary, improve their pronunciation and grammar, and cultivate their conversation and oratorical skills.
The Premium IEP (available on the Manhattan campus) includes 20 hours of instruction per week, five days a week, and additional extra-curricular activities/events. On our Miami Beach campus, the IEP includes 25 hours of instruction per week, five days a week.
Courses in this program are offered in four different levels of proficiency. These include:
Beginner - These courses provide students with basic communication skills and English grammar. Students learn to construct simple to complex sentences and develop vocabulary skills to be able to participate in small group discussions.
Intermediate - These courses develop students' awareness of the relationship of grammar to meaning. Students learn to participate in big group discussions and practice giving short talks. Students develop fluency in speaking and writing.
High Intermediate - These courses enhance students' ability to communicate with and understand English speakers. Students increase grammatical accuracy in writing and speaking and develop their reading comprehension.
Advanced - These courses further develop students' fluency in speaking, reading and listening. Students attain a high command of vocabulary words and idioms to help them participate in class discussions. Students acquire a stronger grammar foundation, develop their ability to react to readings and enhance active listening skills.
Advanced Academic Courses:
These courses are designed for advanced level ESL students. The main goal is to provide students with adequate English proficiency to perform academic reading/writing and speaking/listening tasks. Students will acquire the appropriate skills in giving oral presentations, taking comprehensible notes, self correcting for accuracy in writing and speaking, writing multi-essay compositions and simple academic papers as well as reinforcing critical thinking.
Intensive TOEFL Program:
This program prepares students to take the national TOEFL test in either of two formats: computer-based or paper-based. It provides a very comprehensive review of all the components needed for the TOEFL test such as written structures (grammar), reading comprehension, listening comprehension and essay writing. It provides a thorough discussion of the techniques and strategies for taking the test. Students are given free access to the computer lab to do a complete practice TOEFL test. This program is 10 weeks long with 20 hours of instruction a week (five hours a day).
Intensive Business English Program:
This program includes instruction in U.S. business practices, business writing and speech & oral presentation. It enriches vocabulary and builds accurate grammar usage. It provokes and reinforces critical thinking by analyzing cases of success stories of various businesses in the U.S., and how they relate to other businesses globally. Students are led on field trips to financial and business districts, and they attain a better perspective of the business environment. The program is twelve weeks long with 20 hours of instruction per week (five hours a day).
Intensive Pronunciation and Accent Reduction Program:
This program provides students instruction to make them more aware of their pronunciation and the pronunciation of native speakers of North American English. The students will be able to use various features of English pronunciation, know its rules, recognize sounds and exchange information with other students. It also reinforces speaking and listening skills. Students gain the ability to understand and use the spoken language, using good pronunciation and appropriate accent.
In addition, on our Miami Beach campus, we offer:
This program is designed for those who want to concentrate on both general English skills as well as job-related or special language requirements. The students can join a group course and then continue their study with a private instructor, focusing on each studentâs special needs.
English Plus Sport Courses
In this program, students can combine an English course with their favorite sport or activity. In the morning, study in one of our group English courses, and in the afternoon, take instruction with expert coaches. We currently offer English plus tennis and English plus golf.
Cambridge Examination Courses
This program provides a complete review and development of all the skills that relate to the examinations. Complete papers are practiced under exam conditions and feedback given. Examinations are held at the school in the last week of the course.
Zoni-Regent in Miami Beach Florida is one of the very few Cambridge Examination Centers in the United States, and our students have achieved a high level of success in First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency levels.
Work Placement Program
Zoni-REgent offers the opportunity for foreign students or young working adults from all over the world to experience a real-life business setting in the United States and gain valuable work experience. This program includes 20 hours of instruction plus 4-12 weeks of work in an American company. Prior to starting the internship to prepare you for the work experience, you will also participate in our Intensive English Program (minimum study period: 4 weeks). The Internship will be related to your field of study or work experience in your country. This program is for qualified students only.
Executive Individual Course
This program is tailored specifically to your requirements through a detailed needs analysis; this private instruction course can help you meet your objectives within a limited period of time. Whether you are preparing for a major business presentation or negotiation, developing language skills for your profession, or want to improve your English in general for social and business situations, we can design your individual course for rapid and effective results. For the best progress, we recommend 30 lessons per week.
None. Placement tests are administered upon arrival at Zoni to ensure assignment to appropriate study level(s).
In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, all students must attend class regularly, actively participate in class and complete all assignments.
In special situations.
None. However, international students are advised to apply in advance of the desired entry date to allow time for application processing and other arrangements.
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Spouses of Zoni Language Centers' students are welcome and encouraged to enroll in the English language programs at Zoni if they meet all the admissions and financial requirements.
Zoni Language Centers offers support, counseling and assistance in all matters of concern to international students. Zoni staff and faculty members are all highly trained and experienced individuals that speak a multitude of languages and are eager to meet the academic and personal needs of the students.
Zoni Language Centers offers students an abundance of on-campus, extracurricular activities and off-campus outings and trips. Activities range from on-campus poetry and speech competitions, cultural holiday celebrations and Fashion Week to off-campus visits to Washington D.C., the New York Botanical Gardens and other tourist attractions. All social events are carefully organized and are meant to introduce international students to American culture, to help students cultivate new friendships and to provide opportunities for students to develop their English abilities outside of the classroom.
Housing accommodations are conveniently available near each Zoni Language Centers campus in Flushing, Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights, and neighborhoods in the New York City area. Housing options include living in single or double occupancy residence halls, apartments, or in private homes with a Host Family. Students can choose the housing option that most comfortably suits their lifestyle and individual needs. In Miami Beach, we provide our students with a list of accommodations at nearby hotels.
Climate: New York and New Jersey enjoy a temperate climate with four seasons: Fall - there is an average comfortable temperature of 18 degrees Celsius; Winter - Cold with temperatures ranging from -12 to -4 degrees Celsius, and snowfall is often, perfect for skiing and snowboarding; Spring - Cool, with average temperatures ranging from 5-20 degrees Celsius; Summer - sunny and humid, with average temperatures ranging from 25-29 degrees Celsius. Miami Beach is blessed with year-round mild climates. The average lowest temperature is 21 degrees Celsius and the highest is 28 degrees Celsius.
Geography: Campuses are situated in lively, urban areas of New York City, New Jersey and Miami Beach. Students will find themselves immersed within diverse, multicultural neighborhoods that provide the perfect opportunities for them to learn and adapt to the American culture and lifestyle and those of other cultures as well.
Near the Manhattan campus is an abundance of attractions such as Times Square, the Broadway theater district, SoHo, and Hudson Valley, which are sure to make students' stays unforgettable and entertaining. Train, subway stations and bus stops are readily accessible and conveniently located nearby each campus. Zoni Regent is situated just to the north of the Art Deco district, popular not only with tourists but also the fashion, film and music industries. Containing more than 800 buildings in the distinctive Art Deco style, it is the only complete district on the National Register of Preservation. At this location, students can enjoy endless sunshine, swaying palm trees, beaches galore, scrumptious international cuisine, a vibrant nightlife and an exciting cultural and sporting calendar. Ocean Drive is the center of the action, where the sidewalk is filled with people strolling, jogging, biking, skating or just sitting at one of its many cafes, restaurants and bars. When the sun goes down, move to the rhythms of South Beachâs international club scene, or relax at a secluded jazz cafe.
Tuition rates and other fees vary depending on the English language program selected and the student's intended length of stay.
Flushing YMCA (single or double occupancy rooms with private bath, no meals included) - $659 per month; Double $859
Ten Eyck Residence Hall for Women (single rooms, meals included) - $885 per month Educational Housing Services, Inc. (standard and large single and double occupancy rooms, as well as entire apartments, are available) Prices vary.
American Family Homestays - (live with an American family) - $850 per month Please contact Zoni Language Centers for more information. Additional fees may apply.
Zoni Language Centers warmly welcomes international students from over 100 nations worldwide. There are several English language programs from which to choose, and each one provides students with comprehensive English language instruction taught by dedicated, concerned, multicultural and experienced ESL teachers. Zoni offers students many language materials (such as a language lab and online resources), free Internet access, and social opportunities outside of the classroom, which help students to further develop their English language abilities. An online English test and free English tools are available at www.zoni.com/tools. Information about Zoni Language Centers is also available in other languages from our Web site.
Zoni Language Center (Main Campus)