As its name indicates, the EASE program is designed to ease non-native English speakers into an academic environment so that they may be successful at the college level. With a mix of intensive English courses taught both in the classroom and out and about in New York City, as well as a foundation in the liberal arts and major-specific courses, EASE provides a unique opportunity for students to earn college credit as fully matriculated students while improving their English skills.
The EASE program is an innovative pairing of Monroe College and CPLC Education Center. CPLC is a leading provider of English language training and intensive academic English preparation for college bound students. They have helped over 10,000 students in the last ten years. EASE students greatly benefit from the pooled resources of both Monroe College and CPLC because they have access to the full academic community while receiving intensive language instruction from the experts at CPLC all without leaving campus.
EASE students receive a strong foundation in listening, reading, speaking and writing. Projects and assignments aim to expand vocabulary, sharpen grammar skills, and develop college level reading and writing skills and help students to build confidence in conversing and public speaking.