Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer courses taught in languages other than English?

Foreign/Non-native English-speaking Students

No, our classes are only taught in English, and we require fluency in English to take our classes.

Which courses will help me improve my English?

Foreign/Non-native English-speaking Students

None of our courses are English-as-second-language courses. If you are not fairly fluent in English, a Gotham class is not the best fit. However, if you are fairly fluent in English, even though it's not your first language, you may well benefit from a Gotham class. If you're not sure if your English is good enough, or which course is right for you, we are happy to help you figure it out.

If I'm coming to New York City from abroad to take a class, what do I need to do?

Foreign/Non-native English-speaking Students

Gotham welcomes English-speaking students from outside the U.S. in our New York City classes. However, we are not an accredited college or university and therefore do not have the forms necessary to obtain a student visa. Our recommendation is that interested students from abroad obtain a travel or tourist visa and count us among the cultural activities available to do while in New York City, like attending museums, readings, and seminars. Unfortunately, Gotham does not provide housing or help students from abroad find housing. Please check our hotel suggestions for New York City.

What happens if I get on your mailing list?

Miscellaneous

You will receive newsletters and other mailings with writing advice, news, and special deals. We will not give your contact information to any other organization, so you will only receive Gotham communications. You will find a sign-up box on the footer of this page, and you can learn more about our e-communications here.

How can I find my class location?

Miscellaneous

Each New York City class is listed with its location. You can click on the location to get directions. And all of our New York City class locations are listed here.

Important Notes

Important Notes

  • Students are allowed to join a class in the second week.
  • Only those who pay the tuition in full can be guaranteed a place in class.
  • Class dates and times may be subject to change. A substitute may be assigned or make-up classes added to the end of the term.
  • Auditing and the recording of classes are not allowed.
  • For all classes, students receive a record of payment and registration.
  • Gotham reserves the right to remove any student at our discretion.
  • Gotham does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, socioeconomic status, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, or marital status.
  • Our courses are not intended to provide instruction that will result in the student's acquisition of occupational skills.
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