Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.


Monroe's Queens Extension Site is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.

  • ESL College Prep

    The ESL Intensive Program

    The ESL Intensive Program fulfills the United States Immigration Services visa requirement for full-time study of English. The English Language Learning Institute (ELLI) is authorized to issue I-20s to full-time students who meet all the requirements.

    Intensive English courses at varying levels include English grammar, conversation, reading, writing, research, ESL American culture and TOEFL preparation. Most classes meet between 9:30am and 5:30pm. The full-time intensive program provides a total of 24 hours of classroom instruction each week. The program also includes cultural activities.

    In addition to a rigorous ESL curriculum, there are project-based assignments in which students are able to collaborate. There will be exploration and instruction through dramatic plays, songwriting, poetry, film directing, acting, comic and graphic design, musicals, etc.


    Level   Area of Focus   Recommended TOEFL Minimum 
     iBT PBT
    BasicThis course prepares students to use English with increasing accuracy in most classroom and social situations.  Students will develop the reading, writing, and oral presentation skills required for success in all subjects. Students will study and interpret a variety of grade-level texts, develop oral communication skills through participation in informal debates and seminars, and extend their range of research skills. 30-40 383-433 
    Intermediate This course prepares students for secondary school English and other courses at the college and university preparation levels. Students will be encouraged to develop independence in reading literary works and academic texts, in writing essays and narratives, and in applying learning strategies and research skills effectively. Students will also learn to respond critically to print and media works.41-52437-473 
    Advanced This course prepares students to read and demonstrate comprehension of the main idea and most supporting details of a text on an unfamiliar topic.  Students will learn to synthesize concepts and data from a group of readings or a series of graphs and charts in written assignments as well as write a short, academic research paper with appropriate citations, quotations, and references, and single quotation marks, brackets and ellipses when needed. 53-64 477-510 
    Pre-MBA This course preparers students to read and respond to literature; choose and respond to personal reading material comparable in scope and difficulty to materials chosen by their English- speaking peers; extract information from a variety of texts used in subject classrooms;  use independently a variety of strategies to build vocabulary; use a range of research strategies independently to gather information for a variety of purposes;  organize and link ideas logically and effectively in written texts such as narratives and essays and demonstrate understanding of a range of local, national, and global issues. 65-78 513-547