Central to the Hi-New-York camp ethos is the belief that language is the window into a culture. As our students fish on the East River or take part in a Civil War bugle call, they not only learn English that is being used around them; they also come closer to becoming true New Yorkers!
At Hi-New-York, we use the Cambridge Exam for Young Learners as a framework, focusing on oral communication. For many of our students, this part of the English language is difficult to master at home, especially since English words are often not pronounced as they are written. We believe that learning how to communicate naturally in English requires on-site practice and correction.
Our English lessons for children 5-11 are built into various interactive activities and field trips so that the children learn English in a fun and relaxed setting.
Hi-New-York teen classes stimulate students to learn English in real-life situations while on field trips to
landmark venues across NYC.
These programs give the students a flavor of what living in NYC is like and encourage them to speak in English with each other, at least while they are with us!