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Section 1: Overview

Is this course for me?

  • This course is perfect for students who want to combine English lessons with an experience of New York's trend-setting fashion, art and design scenes.
  • It includes classroom-based instruction as well as trips into New York for visits to well-known institutions.

Key Facts

Available in

  • New York

Start dates:

  • 3 September, 7 October, 4 November 2019
  • 6 January, 3 February, 2 March, 6 April, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 3 August, 8 September, 5 October, 2 November 2020

Entry level:

  • Lower Intermediate (Kings Level 4)


  • 16+


  • 4 weeks

Class size:

  • Maximum 15

Lessons per week:

  • 28 lessons per week total (21 hours).  20 lessons (15 hours) General English + 8 lessons (6 hours) Fashion, Art and Design

Included in the price:

  • 28 lessons per week (21 hours)
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Course materials
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly assignments, group participation and progress tests
  • Use of college library computers 
  • Access to Classmate, the Kings online learning platform
  • Free Wi-fi at school
  • Accompanied visits to New York area based organizations, schools, museums or architectural sites
  • Full access to Kings social programme, with at least two free activities per week
  • Full access to join Kings’ school clubs and societies
  • Optional weekly lecture programme
  • End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)
"I came to Kings because it allowed me to live a full month in New York and learn art, fashion and design in addition to English classes. It was very important for me because later I want to work in this area."

Section 2: Course structure and content

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) per week of General English
  • 8 lessons (6 hours) per week Fashion, Art and Design

General English lessons

Your general English lessons will be designed to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening at a consistent rate. Each week, lessons will focus on a different topic.

Key areas covered include:

Communication skills

  • Conversational language skills
  • Listening and accents
  • Reading and interpretation
  • Writing and presenting

Linguistic resources

  • Building your vocabulary bank
  • Fine tuning your pronunciation
  • Interpretation of texts
  • Grammar and syntax

Study skills

  • Note taking and revision
  • Research skills
  • Time management and planning
  • Dictionary work
  • Learner autonomy

Cultural and personal development

  • Understanding cultural difference and similarity
  • Team work and leadership
  • Presenting an argument
  • Discussion skills

You will be assigned to your general English class based on your current Kings Level. We have classes suitable for students at Level 1 (Beginner) right through to Level 8 (Advanced), and you will progress up through the levels as your skills improve and your confidence grows.

Specialized fashion, art and design lessons

Classroom based lessons

These lessons will focus on areas such s fashion theory, art history, architecture, photography, print and digital. You will develop your:

  • English language skills
  • Reflective writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Appreciation of fashion, art and design through the lens of New York

Sample topics include:

  • Evolution of fashion in the US – 100 years of fashion for men and women
  • Fashion and consumerism – style and spending; personal shopping habits
  • Art history – the origins of art
  • Fine art – 20 iconic works of art from around the world
  • Photography – photoshop manipulation – ethical or creative?
  • Architecture, landscape and interior design
  • Print and digital design – ‘the dos and don’ts’

Weekly visits

  • Visits will be to New York's world-renowned museums and galleries, such as The Museum of FIT, The Guggenheim, The Mood Museum of Design, and MOMA.
  • At certain times of year there may be opportunities to participate in NYC’s popular art, fashion, and design events, such as New York Fashion Week.

Thank you for your enquiry.
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The Kings Admissions Team