Discuss a variety of subjects, specifically American society and culture, through politics, film, literature and the urban art scene, with a focus on New York City.
Through articles, online videos and field trips to nearby museums, participants not only share their opinions in English but also practice grammar through conversation. American vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation are given lots of attention.
Placement interviews are required for all new students above Level I. Interviews are held on the below dates. For more information, to register for an interview or if you are unable to make a scheduled interview date, please fill out this form.
Placement Exam Dates:
Mon/Tue, May 23 and 24 – 10:30 am-12 pm
Private and semiprivate lessons are available for English as a Second Language. For more information, for raters and to arrange sessions, email.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration please call Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.
If you prefer, you can order your tickets and class enrollments by calling Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation, using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. You can also place your order by fax, by mail, or in person at our Box Office on Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.
Get to the front of the line!
Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.
Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.
Who is eligible for priority registration?
Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.
How do I know if I qualify?
Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.
Priority Registration Support
To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.