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Empire State English

ESL Program with Short and Long-term Study Options

Empire State English is a private school specializing in ESL classes in Albany and Saratoga Springs, New York. With a 4:1 average student to faculty ratio and 15 ability levels, Empire State English provides the best in small group language study.

Quality Classes

In addition to the structured English classes and TOEFL preparation, elective classes include topics like pronunciation, presentation skills, business English, and even classes in effective email writing. Classes help students achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals.



Kim Andersen

Empire State English Founder & Director

Student-centered Program with Flexible Start Dates

Students can begin their studies at any time of year at Empire State English since classes are offered year-round with a rolling admissions model. Short-term programs are one to three months long. Long-term programs—four to eighteen months—are for students who wish to perfect their English in the United States or who plan on matriculating to a local college or university to continue their studies.

Students are actively engaged learners. With a student-centered approach students learn to collaborate and communicate with one another.

College Connections through Pathway Programs

New York’s Capital Region is home to more than 25 colleges and universities. In an area populated with so many college-aged students there are many activities—including cultural and sporting events—to attend.

The Pathway Program at Empire State English allows students to obtain conditional admission through a local partner college before the students begin their English classes. Empire State English continues to develop new Pathway partners in order to give students a broad choice of study.

Latin American Connections

Empire State English is a multicultural program—hosting students from over 20 countries. Kim Andersen, the school’s founder and director, has a long-standing passion for Latin America, in particular. She taught at the American School of Asunción in Paraguay and both of her children were born in Paraguay.

Group of ethnically diverse group of students studying

Life at Empire State English

Students attend classes in either Albany or Saratoga Springs, both small cities in the beautiful Capital Region in New York. The nearby Adirondack Mountains provide an adventurous backdrop, with cultural activities from arts to athletics close by. Student groups make trips to Boston, New York City, Niagara Falls, and Washington, D.C.

Another bonus! Students with families are happy to know that a sister program offers ESL classes specialized for children and teenagers, making this phenomenal learning experience available to the whole family. Students may also choose to live with homestay families who are carefully selected as cultural exchange partners and excellent hosts.

Combined with individual staff attention, connections in the local community, and an abundance of nearby opportunity, Empire State English offers the finest in English language study.

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