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About This Certificate

Do you need to build your English proficiency in order to work as a professional chef or study local and global food issues? Designed in collaboration with the International Culinary Center (ICC), the ESL + Food Certificate provides high-quality English language instruction for students who want to attend culinary school at the ICC, obtain a degree in food studies at The New School, or choose another career path in the food industry.

Timeline to Completion: Flexible registration (start in the fall, spring, or summer term) and duration (one to four academic terms, requiring three months to two years). A placement exam is administered at the time of admission; duration is determined for each student on the basis of the program administrator's assessment of his or her needs.

Enrollment Type: Noncredit

Number of Courses: TBD

Format: On-campus

$: Tuition is charged per course. Students in the ESL + Food program take four courses per academic term, for a total of 206 hours of instruction.

What You’Ll Learn
  1. Intensive English language instruction at The New School.
  2. Exploration of New York City's culinary scene.
  3. Access to cutting-edge culinary events and food industry guest speakers.
Who Should Enroll
  • International students who wish to pursue professional and/or academic training in culinary arts and food studies but need to improve their English language skills.

How to Enroll

More than a course.
A new kind of network.
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