English as a Second Language (ESL)
The ESL Program, housed under the auspices of the English Department, offers two levels of ESL reading and writing courses (see detailed description below). Student placement is based on the students’ CUNY reading and writing test scores and handled by the college’s testing office. The primary goal of this program is to provide our ESL students with a nurturing environment in which they acquire language skills through vigorous reading and writing activities. Upon completion of the upper-level reading and writing courses, ESL students are expected to be able to handle college-level reading, writing and mathematics materials with fluency and competence.