American Language Comm Ctr

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229 W 36th St, New York, NY | Directions   10018

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Reviews for American Language Comm Ctr

1 month ago

It is garbageeee this is schoool is traaaaaaash u can tell by my english , it is baaaaaaaad dont go over theeeer this awful maan indian pple teach better than them

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

WORST school in NYC!!!

They are so rude and they just want your money. I got a visa denial (as well as my friend) because the documents were prepared so poorly. I was told the sponsor can have just a few thousand in the bank and no one is going to check his bank statements - so wrong. The USCIS asked for 3 months detailed statements with all transactions as well as proof of the relationship (birth certificates) between me and the sponsor (the told me at school to put "aunt" or "uncle"). They want you to answer a few stupid questions and immigration denies your application based on the answers you had put in the questionnaire. I don't know why they keep DSO over there - she doesn't help you at all but of course they charge you A LOT for their "help". BTW the immigration officer wrote that there is no way my sponsor can support me (tuition, food room, expenses) and herself for 6 months having only $10,000 in the bank... But based on the DSO opinion, the sponsor was great. Stay away.

over a year ago

If you want to speak like an American, go to ALCC

I came from an Asian country and speaks English with an accent which makes it difficult for Americans to understand me, especially the “r” which was previously missing in my English pronunciation. After just a few months of fun-filled class with my English teacher, I feel confident and speak English more like the American way. My classmates who come from different countries are very encouraging and we work like a team with a common goal, i.e. speak English and be understood in America. My English teacher took the effort to remember the country which each student come from and speak the native language of each student when addressing him/her, making it very at home for each of us. The time passed by very fast in such a relaxed environment and each of us improved very fast in our English pronunciation. I am thankful to American Language Communication Center (ALCC) and would recommend to anyone who is serious about improving their English.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

WORST PLACE, TEACHER AND MORE WORST DSO OR COUNSELORS – HI EVERYONE,

I AM WRITING THIS REVIEW WHAT I EXPERIENCED WHILE STUDYING IN THE WORST PLACE I.E AMERICAN LANGUAGE STUDY CENTER.

I CAME TO USA WITH F1 VISA. AND THEN I TRANSFER TO ALCC BECAUSE I FELT I HAVE SOME PROBLEM IN UNDERSTANDING ENGLISH. I JOINED AND TOOK CLASS. WITHIN A FEW DAYS, I REALIZED I WAS IN THE VERY WRONG PLACE BECAUSE ALCC HAS NOTHING AT ALL. I FIND THE COUNSELOR ARE LAZY, STUPID AND VERY UNAWARE ABOUT HOW TO TALK TO STUDENT. THEY ARE VERY CARELESS REGARDING SENTIMENT OF STUDENT. eSPECIALLY THE F88KING DSO IN MANHATTAN ARE PRETTY STUPID AND STUB BORN.THEY WERE RATHER BUSY ON LISTENING "rIHANAN SONGS" ON IPHONE THAN COUNSELLING THE NEEDY STUDENT. FOR EG. THE BLACK DSO WAS TOOO PROUDY, STUBBORN, AND NASTY. SHE WAS SO RUBE TO STUDENTS EVERYTIME. I FEEL SHE HAS TO BE IN WWE ACTING LIKE DIVA AND CRYING HARD FOR FIGHT THAN WORKING LIKE DSO. ITS HELL DSO I HAVE EVER MET.

THE CLASS IS TOO NARROW.

THE TEACHERS ARE VERY UNEXPERIENCED AND LAZY TOO. THEY DON'T HAVE COURSE METHOLOGY TO TEACH. THEY TAUGHT WHATEVER THEY WANT. SOME TEACHER ARE CORRUPTED TOO. i FOUND ONE TEACHER WHO TOO $ 5/ CLASS TO MAKE ATTENDANCE. DO YOU BELIEVE GIVING $5/CLASS TO TEACHER CAN IMPROVE TEACHER.

DUE TO MY SMALL MISTAKE JOINING ALCC, NOW I FEEL I HAVE LOST MY MONEY,TIME AND I AM LIVING REGREFULLY.

PLEASE BEFORE JOINING ALCC PLEASE CONSIDER MY POINT AND GO AHEAD. INSTEAD OF JOINING ALCC, YOU BETTER SUE IT AND CANCEL ITS REGISTRATION IN THE EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT.

THANKS.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

ALCC NY... – Hi everyone,

I'm a french student who planed to study in USA, then I decided to move in NY to study TOEFL. The thing is when you looking for some English school by internet you find ALCC NY with ''on going'' classes. I decided to apply there to get a F1 visa asap.

Before starting the TOEFL class, you have to choose by internet which class you want to take : Master conversation, master writting etc... and you pay.

For me it was about $2300.00 (18 hours for F1 visa), Then take a test in ALCC and if you are qualify you get the TOEFL class.

After finishing all in France I came in NY to take their TOEFL test ( which wasn't in a computer, just a writing test ). For some ridiculous reasons, I took the writing test 3 times.

You have to know that if you are not qualify for the TOEFL they make you pay for class in order to increase your level. The point is from a Business point of view, it's easier for them to say that you are not qualify, so they can earn profit. (Increasing level Class + TOEFL if you are admitted the 2nd time you ask ). But I insisted and finally get the TOEFL preparation.

So to sum up, I came from France on October 27th to start the preparation the 16th November.

Then arrives November 16th. I came to Alcc and learnt that the TOEFL class was canceled and postpone to December 7th. ( 3 weeks, who pay my rent ? ) Of course they forgot to call and mail me.

What the school did ? In order to keep my F1 visas and appease me they put me into a conversation class and a writing class for 3 weeks.

So I took the oportunity to looking for a new apartment, also for some college to apply. So I skip some writing class because I tough that I would be transferring in TOEFL soon.

December 7th, sorry the TOEFL class is postpone to the 14th December for sure.

1 month late... So I tried to change school and now they blackmailing me with my F1 visa. I quit ALCC, no more F1 or I stay until February then I could transfer in another school.

We are now 12/10/09 I'm in an impasse and I don't know what to do...

By the way I have about $527.00 credits ( means that I paid and can use to take another classes ) and they don't want to refund me.

I hope my review will help you to find the school that will fit you the most.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

academia ingles murcia tiene centro en eeuu – academia ingles garantizado en murcia tiene centro en manhattan. alumnos de murcia pueden estudiar en eeuu o londres. NO HAY ESPAÑOL AQUI. puedes practicar ingles aqui. no hay mucha gente que habla español aqui gracias al metodo INGLESGARANTIZADO. la gente que habla español esta separadas.SIEMPRE. otros academias enivan un grupo y tu pasas el verano con murcianos y no avancas tu ingles.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

THEY NEVER MAKE A REFUND – I paid for course from Ukraine to ALCC and after visa denial I asked for my refund!.... it is already 9 months left but I am still waiting and they say that they have problems but they would pay it back soon, soon, soon... I hear it 9 month and now I am going to pay a lawyer to talk to them!!!.... BYE-BYE ALCC!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

ALCC stole my money and my brother got visa denial – I was there for one week, I paid for 24 weeks and stop; then I ask for my money back and they told me that i don't can't get it because it was to late. My brother and two friends apply for visa from Korea, Japan and Turkey and their visas were denial because the embassy said that they are not serious school.

Don't apply for visa with ALCC and if you want to give money to them go there. Poor teachers, and they have students because everybody work and need to keep visa.

Saly

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

The worst place to learn english – Every day we have different students in class because they do not attend and they are not serious students. The teachers don't care and they always late or absent. I was there for 6 months and they made me to repeat the courses many times because they do not offer many. When you need something every body is busy.

If you are serious to study don't go there. If you need to keep your student visa this is a paradise because you can take classes anytime even weekend and attendance is optional as long you make your payment.

TRAVIS

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

If you want to through your money away , then this school for you.

Nobody cares if the teacher is late for the class or leaves classroom earlier and /or with out any reasons. The administration attitude is as follow: we gave you F-1 visa, and then be happy and thankful for the opportunity to stay in US legally, just pay money on time and show up at school.. Nobody cares about quality. May be it is ok for those student , who want just have a legal status and do not care about English. After 2 weeks of disappointment I drop this school, but never got my money back. If you really want to learn English NEVER go to ALCC.

 

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