Our Story

Beyond the Conventional

“We create and teach our curriculum, that depicts reality. Students learn and make friends from all over the world.”

Tony Nguyen, Co-Founder

Who We Are

Zoni Language Centers was founded by Mr. Zoilo C. Nieto, President & Founder, in 1991. Zoni is a multi-site institution with campuses in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Vancouver where Intensive English Programs (IEP) and other English language related courses are offered.

Since 1991, Zoni has taught English to hundreds and thousands of students, educating them to speak, read and write in English in a short period of time. Zoni uses a variety of effective teaching methods applied by college-educated teachers. Zoni is certified by the New York State Education Department, and accredited by ACCET. Zoni Language Centers in the USA are also a SEVIS-approved school. Further, Zoni Manhattan and Miami Beach are authorized testing centers for the TOEFL iBT and Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

Zoni’s popular, student-centered teaching eclectic methodology combines the Direct Method, Total Physical Response, the Communicative Approach and Cooperative Learning. Students practice and immediately produce language structures and dialogues in a natural and fun classroom setting.

Zoni Language Centers takes pride in the success it has had over the past 25 years of English language education. It is one of the largest English language schools in the metropolitan New York area; more than 2,500 students, coming from over a hundred countries worldwide, attend classes daily at Zoni campuses. We are proud to have successfully educated over one hundred thousand students. Zoni is a melting pot of people from different national, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Zoni students, faculty and staff come from virtually every nation and culture in the world, enriching the whole community with their perspectives and experiences.

Our Mission Statement

Zoni Language Centers is committed to providing students with a unique method of teaching English as a second language, from beginner to advanced, in order to eliminate any language barriers that come up in everyday situations.
Zoni continues to expand and innovate curricula and technology, meeting the needs of an increasing and diverse population of language learners worldwide, enabling them to interact globally and freely.