English Outdoors: Learn. Explore. Discover.

English Outdoors


English Outdoors is an original concept combining English & Tourism into one unique experience. English Outdoors utilizes “Public Space” and excursions across the city to help YOU improve your English fluency while exploring all that NYC has to offer.


Our English & NYC Discovery experiences are ideal for free-spirited, independent, and adventurous travelers who are looking for a unique combination of English and tourism. Immerse yourself in the life and culture of NYC through our innovative experiences and combine language and tourism into one unique vacation. There is no better way to practice your English while exploring all that NYC has to offer!


Why stick yourself in a room with four walls when you can learn in the heart of the beating city? Our morning English sessions in New York take place in indoor and outdoor locations all over the city, allowing you to practice your English while making the most of New York and enjoying the best views in the city.


Immerse yourself in NYC! Instead of sitting in the same location everyday, you will learn in indoor and outdoor locations all over the city including Bryant Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Industry City, Essex Market, Central Park and more.  All locations have been carefully selected based on comfort and accessibility and vary between outdoor and indoor locations to allow for all types of weather. There is no better way to combine English and NYC tourism!

Our group sizes have an average of 5-6 people and focus on improving overall English fluency. With small groups, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to practice your English while discussing topics and themes related to NYC. Additionally, you will be on the move and exploring the city with EO’s Discovery Days. Discovery Days give you a fully immersive experience by helping to build fluency and confidence while exploring both iconic New York spots and some of the city’s best hidden gems. You will discover new neighborhoods, visit famous New York City museums and landmarks, discuss themes related to art, immigration, the city’s history, and more. This hands-on approach to your English & Tourism vacation is the best way to improve your fluency while exploring NYC!


By choosing English Outdoors, you can also make a positive impact on the environment, taking advantage of natural sunlight and airflow rather than being inside and using artificial light and AC! This makes our English program in New York the most sustainable, eco-wise choice for you.

Discover if English Outdoors is your perfect fit!


What’s an English Outdoors Class LOCATION?

So what is an EO class location? Well, it can be a variety of places. A long bench-style table in a park, a circular table in a public Atrium or public garden, or high top seating in an indoor market.

It can also change with the seasons. Because our locations are essentially “pop-up classrooms”, we have lots of flexibility and have great locations for the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

We have a rolling mix of approximately 20 EO locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, which ensures that all students get lots of variety. We are also constantly on the look-out for new, cool spaces, which also allows us to add in new locations options for students whenever we wish.

And where could it be?

There are many great parks in New York City and we meet in all of them. In famous large parks such as Central Park and Prospect Park, in famous city center parks such as Bryant Park, and Madison Square Park, and in smaller parks that are just off the beaten track, like Stuyvesant Square Park and Cobble Hill Park.

We also practice our English in new, more industrially chic parks, like Gansevoort Peninsula on the Hudson River Park and Domino Park, overlooking the East river. And there are sessions that take place in cool urban locations. For example, by the waterfront in Dumbo. And of course we also meet  in iconic locations such as Washington Square Park, surely the best people-watching place in the city!

Our indoor locations are a real mix of places that again allow our students to get a real feel for the parts of the city.

Essex Market on the Lower East Side is a bustling famous old food market which has had a modern facelift. Brookfield Place is an ultra modern shopping mall in a great location in Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. Industry City in Brooklyn shows what you can do when you transform old industrial factories into shops, restaurants and galleries for the 21st century. 

We have also scoured the city for the best public atriums, of which there are many in NYC. A public atrium is an indoor public open space that includes seating, landscaping and artwork. Our chosen few include Park Avenue Plaza located right off 5th avenue and close to St Patrick’s Cathedral, and 180 Maiden Lane in the financial district of Lower Manhattan and 550 Madison Avenue.

How does English Outdoors work?

Every Friday, all our students receive a weekly schedule (by email) of their EO locations for the coming week. This daily schedule takes into account where students have had sessions before, upcoming weather patterns and any known outside events that might affect sessions taking place in a particular location. The schedule is of course subject to change due to changing weather conditions. In this instance, students are notified by email and/or via WhatsApp.

On arrival on their first day, students join a WhatsApp group with their teacher, and each day the group meets ‘on location’.