Your First Day at Rennert
Welcome to Rennert New York. We want you to feel at home at Rennert from the moment you arrive. Your first day will be busy.
You will be meeting Rennert's staff and your classmates from all over the world. We will test you so we can place you at
the correct English level. You will also get lots of information about how to explore and enjoy New York City. We are
happy to make your acquaintance!
Rennert New York Staff
Language Placement Test
On your first day at Rennert New York, you should arrive at 8:30a.m. to the address given on your Course Confirmation.
Students in the Professional English program should arrive at 8:45a.m. You'll have your photo taken for a student i.d.
card, and submit your passport, I-20 and I-94 card, if you have an F-1 student visa. Next, you'll meet the Rennert
academic and student services staff and attend a detailed orientation session where you'll meet Rennert staff
and learn about:
Next, you'll take an English placement test that includes listening, grammar, vocabulary and reading. Then, each student
will have an interview so we can assess your spoken English. Based on these results, you will be placed in the best
level for your English improvement. Rennert offers 10 levels of General English classes, from beginner to advanced.
- Your individual program
- Getting around New York city and the subway system
- Rennert's calendar of activities and exciting weekend trips
- Important visa information for students with I-20's
- Key school policies
Later that afternoon, you'll receive your timetable with the details of your class, level, teacher, and classroom. You
will also be given your first set of textbooks, as long as your full tuition has been paid. Students may be placed in
a morning class or an afternoon class, depending on your level of English and the space available. All students
will begin their classes on Tuesday.
Join us at the Rennert Mixer on Monday evening when new students meet old students and Rennert staff over drinks
and snacks at a nearby restaurant. This is a great opportunity to start making friends and practicing your English! Students
under 21 may attend, but cannot purchase alcoholic drinks.
Welcome again to Rennert!