Monroe College is dedicated to making sure all its students succeed. If your primary language is not English, our ESL program, can help with the verbal, written and oral skills you need to succeed.
Study English and experience college-life in scenic Westchester County — only 30 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
Pathway to undergraduate and graduate degree programs
Affordable tuition and course flexibility
Study in New York City region
Program Structure: Number of levels 3 Number of hours per week: 20 hours Number of weeks per level: 4 weeks or 12 weeks. Number of start dates: Multiple Average number of students per class: 15 students
Three proficiency levels will be offered: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
They will be assigned either by placement testing or by completion of the previous level. As a student progresses through the levels, the courses build upon the skills they’ve learned in the lower levels and become more complex. The skill requirements for completion of each proposed level are outlined below:
Communicates at a basic level in everyday situations
Understands English when spoken slowly and clearly
Understands some words and phrases
Responds to simple questions and directions
Communicates facts and opinions
Understands most questions and statements at normal speaking speed
Carries on conversations with native speakers
Uses English to shop, order food in restaurants, and ask for directions
Discusses and argues in a culturally acceptable way
Advanced/Preparation for College-Level Work
Communicates effectively in most social situations
Understands a wide range of idioms
Maintains extended conversations with native speakers
Uses English with growing accuracy and fluency when both reading and writing