We have successfully brought students from all over the world to our campuses in New Jersey. Providing excellent education, the Harvest Institute became internationally recognized and a standard for ESL education in the United States and abroad.

 

MISSION

“The Harvest Institute has as its main objective to integrate students with the English Language, American culture and way of life, providing them with the skills and knowledge to become linguistically proficient.”

VISION

To be a center that attracts and supports union through communication and culture. Fostering global citizenship and the understanding of people from different nations.

VALUES

Education – Respect – Ethics – Creativity – Constant Updating.

COURSES

The Harvest Institute offers a range of courses and programs designed to meet the needs of a diverse international student population. Our teachers are specialized in teaching different skills and the diversity in the classroom allows the students to practice English and make friends with students from different countries. Our methodology is an award-winning communicative course for adults and young adults that set new standards for reflecting how English is used as an international language. We offer programs that are 18 hours per week which are composed of core course (Intensive English) and electives. Since some of our students choose to take more than 18 hours per week, additional private classes can be added to the program. They are tailored to student’s the needs.

 

Our “Top Notch” Intensive English Program (IEP) is subdivided into 6 levels and makes English unforgettable through multiple exposures to language, numerous opportunities to practice it, and systematic and intensive recycling. It prepares students to communicate in English with a diverse array of speakers around the world who have a wide range of native and non-native accents. An emphasis on cultural fluency enables students to navigate the social, travel, and business situations that they will encounter in their lives.
Together with Intensive English, students are offered Pronunciation, Business English, and Writing Courses as Elective Classes. These classes are combined with the IEP according to the student’s level of proficiency. Students in Levels 1 to 4 take the Pronunciation Course and students in Levels 5 and 6 take Business English or the Writing Course. After completion of Level 6, students are able to take the TOEFL iBT® Preparation Course.
International Students must study a minimum of 18 hours per week. Since some of our students choose to take more than 18 hours per week, additional private classes can be added to the program. They are tailored to the student’s needs.
The IEP curriculum includes the following proficiency levels:
  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • High Intermediate
  • Advanced

 

Proficiency Levels and Learning Outcomes

Duration of each level = 4 terms (192 hours) ::: 1 term = 4 weeks
Students can register for the morning or evening program at the times below:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning 8:00 – 12:00 8:00 – 12:00 8:00 – 12:00 8:00 – 12:00 9:00 – 11:00
Evening 6:00 – 10:00 6:00 – 10:00 6:00 – 10:00 6:00 – 10:00 7:00 – 9:00

Visa Students (F-1) must study at least 18 hours per week.

Please, click here for Term Start Dates (Academic Calendar).

 

Placement Test

Upon arrival, students will take a Placement Test (written and oral) to assess their knowledge of the English language. It will take approximately 60 minutes and students will be placed into the class level based on the results of their placement test.

 

Orientation Session

After taking the Placement Test, students participate in an Orientation Session, in which they are given all student-related materials, including their course schedule. After this session, they are presented to the class, classmates, and teacher.

Our Business English course targets the acquisition and improvement of the students’ business English language skills and it is designed for intermediate and advanced students. It is designed for students to adapt linguistically to a fast-changing business world.
The course uses the communicative approach with the consistent parts of introduction, vocabulary presentation, discussion activities, reading texts, listening assignments, language review, integrated skills, and case studies that are used in real life situations.
If you do not hold a student visa (F-1) you can take our Business English course privately, with as many hours as you need to fulfill your expectations. However, if you hold a student visa (F-1) you can take our Business English course after completing our general intermediate level 4 as an Elective course. Visa students must study at least 18 hours per week.

Business Course as an Elective:

High Intermediate Business English is an Elective for Level 5 (Intensive English).
Advanced Business English is an Elective for Level 6 (Intensive English).

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

Select and use business terminology appropriately to participate fluently in conversations;
Choose appropriate language and structure for business correspondence and write business letters, memos, e-mails, resumes, business article summaries, progress and status reports, business proposals, case studies, and technical reports;
While listening to specific business-oriented material, demonstrate ability to communicate and comprehend the material that uses business jargon and terminology;
Synthesize and critically analyze ideas from multiple sources of business and financial information.

 

Thinking of studying at a college or university in the United States? Taking the TOEFL® is a necessary step for any non-US educated student who wants to study in North America. It is also increasingly required from other educational institutions throughout the world, as well as a desired or mandatory job qualification.
TOEFL® is an abbreviation for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It measures your ability to communicate in English in colleges and universities and is accepted by 7,000+ destinations in more than 130 countries. It is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world.
In the TOEF®L exam, the four language skills, which are effective for communication, are tested. These are reading, listening, speaking, and writing. TOEFL® exists in two versions; the internet based (iBT) and paper based. These days, most of the TOEFL® centers use the internet based one. The test is convenient because you can take it from any of the centers and it only requires a couple of hours to complete.
We will provide you with a very comprehensive study focused on techniques and strategies on how to master the components required by the test, such as reading comprehension, listening, and writing.

 

The TOEFL iBT® Preparation course has been set up to be taken by the students who have already completed our general advanced level 6 or as a private course. It prepares students to achieve competitive scores on the TOEFL iBT® by focusing on test-taking strategies. Special emphasis is placed on the independent and integrated tasks of the TOEFL®, including reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Students gain confidence and improve their skills through practice questions and diagnostic tests.

 

TOEFL® Skills and Learning Outcomes

Please, click here for Term Start Dates (Academic Calendar).

 

Placement Test

Upon arrival, students will take a Placement Test (written and oral) to assess their knowledge of the English language. It will take approximately 60 minutes and students will be placed into the class level based on the results of their placement test. The TOEFL iBT® Preparation course can be taken by the students who have already completed our general advanced level 6 or as a private course.

 

Orientation Session

After taking the Placement Test, students participate in an Orientation Session, in which they are given all student-related materials, including their course schedule. After this session, they are presented to the class, classmates, and teacher.

Today across the planet people talk, travel, study, and do business in English.
“Our short, but intensive English for everyday program is for those who desire to improve themselves. A student visa is not required when you take 17 hours of classes or less weekly.
Speaking English fluently can help you make the most of your life.
Improve your English – Learn how to speak like an American!

Courses:


From 4 to 16 hours weekly
Mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends
Prices start at $100.00 per month + materials

AGENTS

We welcome agents from
all over the world!!!

The Harvest Institute hosts students from many nationalities from around the Globe and to continue having a diverse body of students we count with many professionals from all continents. Our Agents understand that being a multi-cultural environment is an important opportunity for the students to understand the process of learning and being able to grow as individuals. True to our Mission, we make every effort to integrate the students to the American culture and way of life, always respecting their own culture and ways of living.
We offer an outstanding program for young adults as well as adult students. Our methodology is diversified and we will not rest until our students are completely satisfied with their learning experience.
Our competitive commission rate is designed to recruit excellent professionals around the world.

 

How HARVEST INSTITUTE is different from other schools:

Newark New Jersey
We are 15 minutes from Downtown
Manhattan by train from New Jersey
to maintain living arrangements
less costly and with access to everything
NYC has to offer.

Red Bull’s Arena
There are two stadiums and two major concert arenas
walking distance from our Campus including:
Red Bull’s Arena, Prudential Center – The rocky Devils’ home.
The Giant’s Arena is only 15 minutes by train.
New York
We host monthly events for greater
integration of students around the New York
metropolitan area, many of which are free.
The International Harvest Festival
We appreciate diversity! Every year we promote
a unique event called “The International Harvest Festival”
reuniting, every year, students from all
corners of the world to demonstrate their culture,
history and education.
This event is open to public.
Department of Education
We have a Department of Education
that works full time conducting workshops
and training teachers to use the most
up-to-date materials available in ESL
Classroom
We maintain a diverse classroom,
allowing small percentages of students
from the same background in the same
group, which encourages them to speak
even if they are beginners.
Students
Average class size 7 to 12 students.
Mixed teacher/student schedules.
The programs that run 3 hours or more
per day is likely to have more than one instructor
which gives the students the opportunity to
interact with different instructors
and learn from different teaching styles.

ACCREDITATION

HARVEST ENGLISH INSTITUTE RECEIVES ACCREDITATION CERTIFICATION. THE HIGHEST RECOGNITION FOR EDUCATION IN THE USA.

I would like to communicate to our community in general that we have finally and successfully received the certificate of Accreditation from CEA (Counsel on English Accreditation), which is one of two accrediting bodies that can process applications for the Department of Education in English teaching to foreign born students.
The Harvest Institute was founded by Mr. Jerry Docarmo who started with a very modest operation in October of 1999. The Institute grew and has two centers: one at 128 Wilson Ave in Newark and another in Long Branch, in New Jersey.
O Harvest Institute teaches English as a second language in the community and is authorized under federal law to admit students that desire to come and study in the USA on a student visa.
The significance of this certification is that it is now the basis for all schools that will continue working with student visas. The school has gone through three years of process to reach this moment. They investigate the school in several areas, such as education, financial, fiscal and administrative capacity, length and structure of the program, ability to provide excellent classes and advice to students, as well as many other areas. After the submission of the self-study, the commission sent a team of three qualified people, usually with PHD’s to examine the school for three days and report on findings that may lead to a denial. Additionally, they interview every employee, faculty member, and student.
It is a very difficult process, but the institute has come to the top and has received this honor.
This license also allows the Harvest to expand into other states and grow its operations. Already, there are plans to put two schools in Florida next year.
Both Campuses received the approval and Long Branch is now the only private language school in the Counties of Monmouth and Ocean.
The Harvest Institute has students from over 23 countries during the year and teaches using the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for English Teaching) techniques that attend the needs of students in the community for basic communication and International students who are college bound.
For more information please contact us at 128 Wilson Avenue, Newark, NJ, (973) 274-1888 or 339 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ, (732) 728-0100. Also at harvest@harvestinstitute.comwww.harvest.net
Sincerely,
Jerry Docarmo
President and CEO

VISA INFORMATION

The Harvest Institute is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to issue the I-20 form to qualifying students who wish to come to the United States and study English
You should apply for a student visa (F-1) if you would like to study full time in the United States. A student visa is issued by the American Embassy in your home country. In order to apply for a student visa, you must have an I-20 issued by the school you would like to attend. The Harvest Institute is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to issue the I-20 form to qualifying students who wish to come to the United States and study English. Students on a student visa (F-1) are required by U.S. Immigration law to study in a full-time program with a minimum of 18 hours per week.
If you reside outside the United States you must meet specific requirements before being considered for admission to the Harvest Institute and must be at least 14 years old. No admission decision will be made until the application is complete.
A completed application includes:
  1. Completed and signed Out of Country Application Form;
  2. Copy of a valid passport;
  3. Evidence of financial ability to pay for studies and living expenses while in the USA (Self or sponsor) ;
    1. If Self-sponsored, a copy of most recent bank statement (checking or savings) showing enough funds;
    2. If Sponsored, a copy of most recent bank statement (checking or savings) showing enough funds and completed and signed the Affidavit of Support part on the Application Form;
  4. Payment of application fees indicated on the Out of Country Application Form which are:
    1. Processing Fee (mandatory)
    2. Airport Pickup (optional)
    3. Housing Hunting Fee (optional)
    4. I-901 SEVIS Fee (optional)*
    5. Mailing Fee (mandatory)

* I-901 can be paid by the student by going to www.fmjfee.com/i901fee. Fee must be paid before student’s interview at the US Consulate.

Please, send all of the above mentioned documents by mail, e-mail or fax.

After we receive all of the required documents, allows us 5 business days for document processing. If any documents are missing, you will be notified by contact information provided on the Out of Country Application form. Otherwise, we will send your official acceptance packet with the Form I-20  by international courier to the mailing address that you provided on the Out of Country Application form. If you are working with an agent who submits your application, you acceptance package with the Form I-20  will be sent to the agent’s address.

After you receive an I-20 form, follow the U.S. Embassy/Consulate’s instructions to schedule an interview for your F-1 student visa. It is important to apply for your student visa as far in advance as possible. Many consulates recommend that appointments be made no more than 90 days from the intended date of travel, but some can make earlier arrangements for interviews.

Prepare and bring to your visa interview the following:

  1. A passport valid for at least six months.
  2. I-20 Form (signed).
  3. School admission letter.
  4. Completed visa applications forms
  5. Two 2”x 2” photographs in the prescribed format
  6. A receipt for the visa application fee
  7. A receipt for the SEVIS fee. (If you have not received an official receipt in the mail showing payment and the fee was paid electronically, the consulate will accept the temporary printed receipt)
  8. Financial evidence that shows you have sufficient funds to cover your tuition and living expenses during the period you intend to study.
  9. Any information that proves that you will return to your home country after finishing your studies in the United States. This may include proof of property, family, or other ties to your community.

If visa is granted, you must pay for your course in full before coming to the United States. Upon  your arrival in the United States,  you are required to report to Harvest Institute and take a Placement Test (written and oral) in order to proceed with registration and receive Orientation Day date.

If you are currently attending a language school  in the United States as an F-1 student, you must follow specific transfer procedures in order to continue your studies at Harvest Institute. Before you are transferred, you must be accepted to the Harvest Institute. Make sure you meet all the criteria before making any changes in your study pattern. You must be at least 14 years old and no admission decision will be made until the application is complete.

A completed application includes:

  1. Completed Transfer-in Application form;
  2. Completed Transfer-in form  (please take form to your current school and explain to the Designated School Official your desire to transfer to Harvest Institute.) Current school “MUST” authorize the transfer. It is entirely up to them to authorize the transfer;
  3. Copies of Passport (picture page and personal information, visa page, I-94 and all the I-20’s issued by other schools;
  4. Evidence of financial ability to pay for studies and living expenses while in the USA (Self or sponsor) ;
    1. If Self-sponsored, a copy of most recent bank statement (checking or savings) showing enough funds;
    2. If Sponsored, a copy of most recent bank statement (checking or savings) showing enough funds , copy of last year’s income tax and completed and signed Affidavit of Support (I-134);
  5. Payment of Transfer fee (US$150.00) plus US$50.00 per dependent (if applicable).

Please, send all of the above mentioned documents by mail, e-mail or fax.

After we receive all of the required documents, allows us 5 business days for document processing. If any documents are missing, you will be notified by contact information provided on the Transfer-in Application Form. Otherwise:
  1. An Acceptance Letter will be issued and sent by Designated School Official of the Harvest Institute to your current school.
  2. Your current school will enter a “release date” into the SEVIS system. When this information is submitted to SEVIS, both the Department of Homeland Security and the Designated School Official of the Harvest Institute are notified electronically that you are a pending transfer to Harvest Institute with a specific release date.
  3. After the release date, your SEVIS record will be officially transferred to Harvest Institute.
  4. You will receive a new I-20 Form issued by the Harvest Institute.

Before the start date shown on the I-20 form,  you are required to report to Harvest Institute and take a Placement Test (written and oral)  in order to proceed with registration and receive Orientation Day date.

In cases where the Applicant is currently in the United States and decides to apply for a change of status in order to study he /she must submit:

  1. Completed and signed Change of Status Application Form;
  2. Signed Legal Waiver and Release Form;
  3. Copies of Passport (picture page and personal information, visa page)
  4. Valid I-94;
  5. Proof of residency from the country of residence;
  6. Letter to the Department of Immigration explaining the necessity to stay in the United States to study English;
  7. Completed and signed Form I-539;
  8. Evidence of financial ability to pay for studies and living expenses while in the USA (Self or sponsor) ;
    1. If Self-sponsored, a copy of most recent bank statement (checking or savings) showing enough funds;
    2. If Sponsored, a copy of most recent bank statement (checking or savings) showing enough funds , copy of last year’s income tax and completed and signed Affidavit of Support (I-134);
  9. Payment of mandatory application fees:
    1. Processing Fee
    2. I-901 SEVIS Fee
    3. Money Order

Please, send all of the above mentioned documents by mail, e-mail or fax. 

 After we receive all of the required documents, allows us 5 business days for document processing. If any documents are missing, you will be notified by contact information provided on the Change of Status Application Form. Otherwise, an I-20 form will be issued by the Designated School Official of the Harvest Institute to be submitted to USCIS with all documents provided above. Applicant is responsible for mailing the package to the Service Center.

After you have filed your application USCIS will send any communication via mail to the mailing address you provided.  If you prefer to have USCIS email you, you can update this setting in your online account.  Soon after filing, you will receive an I-797 Notice of Action showing that you filed and requesting any further documentation if necessary.  You should submit any additional documentation electronically by logging into your online account and uploading the needed documents.  (We recommend consulting the Designated School Official of the Harvest Institute if you need to submit more documentation so that we can help you determine what is needed.)

If you are approved for F-1 status, you will get an approval notice and a new I-94 card in the mail.  Your Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will not be stamped to show the change of status.  This should not be a problem, but if you apply for a driver’s license or Social Security Number with these new documents and the Department of Motor Vehicles or the Social Security Administration asks for a stamped Certificate of Eligibility, you will need to contact the Designated School Official of the Harvest Institute for assistance.

Once your change to F-1 status has been approved, you must bring your Form I-797 approval notice and new Form I-94 to the Harvest Institute so that we can make a copy of your documents for our files and activate your F-1 record in SEVIS. You are required to report to Harvest Institute and take a Placement Test (written and oral) in order to proceed with registration and receive Orientation Day date.

If you study 17 hours or less per week you are considered as a recreational student. To apply, please come to the Institute for more information or to register for the course.

In order to register for classes, either Out-of-Country, Change-of-Status or Recreational applicants must:

    1. Take written and oral Placement Test (not mandatory for Recreational Applicants who are true beginners);
    2. Get classes schedule based on Placement Test results;
    3. Pay for tuition and all applicable fees;
    4. Participate in Student Orientation (not mandatory for Recreational Applicant)

STUDENT LIFE

New Jersey

The Garden State is a very active fun place to study and visit. The home of the Statue of Liberty and many other monuments, the Giants Stadium, museums, parks, forests, beaches, theaters, and casinos. To the North, you will find the mountains to ski; to the South, the beautiful beaches and Atlantic City. Our Campuses are strategically located near big cities, where there are plenty of transportation and activities. There are many Universities nearby such as Princeton, Rutgers, and NYU. If that is not enough, you are only minutes from Manhattan!

NEWARK, NJ

The point of entry for Manhattan. New Jersey’s largest city exudes diversity; the home of NY Red Bulls soccer stadium, the Yankees minor league Bears, the Stanley cup winning hockey team the Devils, plus The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the Prudential Center where various concerts are held in a wide variety. Come enjoy from sports to nightlife, all notably accessible from Harvest Campus.

Visit http://www.gonewark.com and http://www.goironbound.com for more information.

LONG BRANCH, NJ

Our Jersey Shore campus is walking distance to the city atmosphere famous boardwalk. Restaurants, cafes, and stores are a splash away from the beach. Harvest Institute campus is located across from the City Public Library and near the train station, where you can easily ride to Manhattan, or just stay, swim & surf! Visit http://www.visitnj.org/long-branch for more information and events.

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*NOTES:
The following terms are affected by major holidays. Curriculum is planned around them and no content will be missed.

TERM 2 President’s Day Observed (02/17);
TERM 6 Memorial Day Observed (05/26);
TERM 7 Independence Day Observed (07/04);
TERM 9 “Summer Break”
TERM 10 (Sep 22 to Oct 17) – Columbus Day Observed (10/13);
TERM 12 will have 5 (five) weeks due to shorter week during Thanksgiving break.

For further information contact the Administrative office.

HOME STAY

Living with an American family while studying at Harvest Institute gives the international student a great opportunity to learn more about the American culture, practice English daily, and live in a comfortable family oriented environment.International Housing Placement Service, a trusted third-party resource, screens families that host Harvest students providing full room and board. The agency inspects the housing and carefully screens all the potential host families prior to the student’s arrival. For more information, please visit: www.ihpshomestays.com.

 

APARTMENT SHARE (Newark Campus Only)

This option is designed exclusively for independent international students. Apartments are shared with other students. All rooms are fully furnished and utilities are included. Most residences are located near a convenient commute to Harvest campuses – walking distance or public transportation easy access. These apartments are more private and accessories are up to the students to buy, such as bed sheets, towels, etc. Apartments have furnished kitchens, living rooms and sometimes dining rooms.

 


* Prices vary according to season and availability. * Please, consult the school as early as possible for more accurate pricing.

** Harvest Institute is not responsible for finding housing for students and only provides housing guidance if needed.There is a limited number of apartments available for students that are interested in apartment share options and there is a 100-dollar fee for booking through the Harvest Institute. Students are encouraged to use a third party agency(www.ihpshomestays.com) specialized in International Student Housing.

Field trips promoted by the Institute give students the opportunity to learn more about American culture. Visit our Facebook page for more information or go to www.tourquest.com to book your trip.

 

TESTIMONIALS

Stefano Di Leonardo’s Testimonial

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CONTACT US


Main Campus – Newark, NJ

 

128 Wilson Avenue – Newark, NJ

+1 (973) 274-1888

harvest@harvestinstitute.com

Long Branch, NJ

 

339 Broadway – Long Branch NJ

+1 (732) 728-0100

lb@harvestinstitute.com