Welcome to the Institute of American Language and Culture


Three Students Getting Photographed in Times SquareYou think big. You work hard. You’ve dreamed of coming to New York and are ready to reach your potential. Improving your English is the next step, but you don’t want to stop there. You are looking for more. Innovative thinking, cultural awareness, social responsibility, the ability to connect with and inspire others - these skills spell success in today’s world.

You want a language program that thinks as big as you do. Welcome to the IALC.

Our ESL program combines intensive language study with electives that put your skills to work right away. Our faculty and staff are accomplished scholars, world travelers and seasoned New Yorkers, dedicated to your progress and eager to share their expertise. Extra-curricular workshops, clubs and guided field trips help you get the most out of studying in one of the most influential and exciting cities in the world.

Ready to go? We’re waiting for you. 

Who We Are

Learn about our program mission, teaching faculty, and administrative staff.

Course Offerings

Check out current course offerings in our Intensive English Program (IEP), including electives and free workshops.

Special Programs

Design your own course plan! We offer options for private tutoring, customized learning programs, study groups, and more.

IALC Summer Institute

Why be a tourist when you could live like a real New Yorker? Come spend the summer with us!

IALC Community

Our students are as diverse and exciting as the city we call home. Learn about IALC clubs and language exchanges, learning facilities, and student housing options.

Register Now!

Find out more about tuition rates, important deadlines, and visa requirements.