English Language Institute
The English Language Institute offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to meet the needs of learners entering the program at any level, from beginner to advanced. Level is determined by placement exam.
GENERAL MULTI-LEVEL ESL
Accelerated (5-day) SATURDAY or SUNDAY (all day) EVENING (2-day)
Class taught remotely using Zoom, Google Classroom, and other technologies. Classes are live / synchronous and have a fixed schedule.
Eight levels of ESL instruction are offered. Each level provides balanced instruction and active practice in all English language skills: listening, speaking (including pronunciation), standard grammar, reading, and writing. New students take a test to determine the level at which they begin study. Our English-only environment for all activities promotes maximum learning. These courses serve the needs of the general learner and learners specifically preparing for college/university study. Instructors are professionals in
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Our courses are also offered in Fall and Spring.Accelerated English Program (15-18 hrs/week for 5, 10 or 15 weeks)
5 mornings, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Mon-Fri. This 15-hour per week course allows motivated learners of English to advance rapidly, starting at any level from beginner to advanced. The Accelerated English Program meets the needs of serious learners, such as preparation for university study, or to increase career possibilities. A placement test is required of all new students. Accent on Fluency,
open to all Accelerated students, supplements the morning program with an additional 3 hours per week of language instruction and practice in selected skill or content areas. Students with F-1 immigration status (have an I-20 form) satisfy the full-time study requirement by enrolling in sessions A & B or B & C and Accent on Fluency.
Study 5 Mornings per Week for 5, 10 or 15 Weeks
You can take 1, 2, or all 3 sessions. Study 75, 150, or 225 hours.
Session A: 5/3-6/11;
Session B: 6/14-7/23;
Session C: 7/26-8/31
(Each session = 75 hours of English practice.)
Tuition: $295 + $9.75 for 2 fees = $304.75 per 75-hour session
E-Books, not included in tuition, cost approximately $35 additional per session.
ESL 2019-ACL1, 25 Classes, 75 Hrs., M-F,
May 3-June 11 (skip 5/4-5/7, 5/31), 9:00 am-12:00 noon
Placement test: Mon, 5/3, 9:00 am (online),
1st class: Mon, 5/10, Last class: Fri, 6/11. $295. [#6876]
ESL 2019-ACL2, 25 Classes, 75 Hrs., M-F,
June 14-July 23 (skip 6/15-6/18 and 7/5), 9:00 am-12:00 noon
Placement test: Mon, 6/14, 9:00 am (online),
1st class: Mon, 6/21, Last class: Fri, 7/23. $295. [#6875]
ESL 2019-ACL3, 25 Classes, 75 Hrs., M-F,
July 26-Aug 31 (skip 7/27-7/28), 9:00 am-12:00 noon
Placement test: Mon, 7/26, 9:00 am (online),
1st class: Thurs, 7/29, Last class: 8/31 $295. [#6877]
Accent on Fluency
The substantial additional speaking and listening practice of this course supplements most of our other English courses and helps accelerate progress towards language learning goals by “deepening” the experience of immersion in English. Also provides additional pronunciation activities to enable you to improve the clarity of your communication.
ESL 1215-A, 15 T/Th, May 11-June 10, 12:30-2:00 pm, $92. [#6860]
ESL 1215-B, 15 T/Th, June 22-July 22, 12:30-2:00 pm, $92. [#6865]
ESL 1215-C, 15 T/Th, Jul 29-Aug 31, 12:30-2:00 pm, $92. [#6866]
F-1 visa/status students study 18 hours per week:
Students who have F-1 visa or status (have form I-20) satisfy the full-time study requirement by enrolling in the Accelerated English Program and Accent on Fluency (ELI-ESL-1215)
If you plan to study with F-1 (student) immigration status, please contact Justin.Smith@sunywcc.edu, 914-606-7744, and we will assist you with important F-1 information and an application for the I-20 immigration form.
Would You Like to Begin a College Degree or Certificate Program?
If you have completed or are now completing ELI level 5 (or have an equivalent level of English proficiency) and are considering
enrolling in a college/university program, call the ELI at 914‑606‑7889 to make an appointment with a TESOL specialist to discuss
your future studies. We will help you answer the question: Am I ready for college? We will evaluate your English language ability
and, if appropriate, provide a referral necessary for entrance to the college. Even if you are not completely ready for college,
you may be able to begin an undergraduate certificate or degree program while you continue improving your English. Our general
ESL programs and specialized ESL courses have helped many ESL learners succeed in college and achieve their academic goals.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ONLINE (6 to 9 hours/week: 75 study hours)
Summer 2021 ESL Schedule
Eight levels (0 to 7): A multi-level program in English as a Second Language providing balanced instruction in all language skills.
New students are placed by online exam. Select desired schedule.
To study 5 mornings per week see Accelerated Schedule above. (ACL 1, ACL 2, and ACL 3)
(A) Saturday, All-Day:
15 Sat., May 8-Aug 14, 9:00 am-2:30 pm, $295. #6871
Placement test: Sat. 5/8, 9:00 am (online)
1st class on 5/15
(B) Sunday, All-Day:
15 Sun., May 9-Aug 22 (skip 7/4), 9:00 am-2:30 pm, $295.
(C) Placement test: Sun. 5/9, 9:00 am (online)
1st class on 5/16
(D) Tues/Wed/Thurs Evenings:
25 classes per session, two sessions available of 75 hours each
6:30-9:30 pm, $295 each session.
ESL 2019-TP-A, 25 T/W/Th, 4/27-6/24 (skip 4/28-4/29) #6873
ESL 2019-TP-B, 25 T/W/Th, 6/29-8/26 (skip 6/30-7/1) #6874
Placement tests: 4/27 (TP-A) or 6/29 (TP-B), 6:30 pm (online)
1st class: 5/4 (TP-A) and 7/6 (TP-B)
SPECIALIZED ESL COURSES
TOEFL Preparation Workshop
This course is designed to help learners improve their English language skills in four areas, reading, listening, speaking and writing in preparation for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), through TOEFL practice tests and focused instruction and practice in academic reading and listening comprehension, grammatical accuracy and clarity in speech and writing. Additionally, students develop valuable test-taking and critical thinking skills necessary for successful performance in college degree programs. Prerequisite: high intermediate to advanced proficiency in English (ELI Level 6+.)
ELI-ESL 1300 (Select D or Q)
(D) 22 Tues/Thurs Evenings, May 25-Aug 5, 7:00-9:30 pm, $249. [#6863]
(Q) 22 Tues/Fri Mornings, May 25-Aug 6, 9:15-11:45 am, $249. [#6864]
Pronunciation: The Sound System of English
Designed for intermediate to advanced learners whose spoken English is at ELI level 4+. Students will learn the difference between similar English sounds and become better at articulating them. Participants will also identify problematic areas in their speech related to the production of vowels and consonants.
ELI-ESL 1524-D, 10 T/Th, July 13-Aug 12, 7:00-9:00 pm, $173 [#6868]
English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP)
Prepares students for matriculated college study through a contextualized academic curriculum that integrates English language skills with academic content. English for Academic Purposes offers an introduction to academic literacy with a focus on building academic vocabulary and reading and writing skills applied to academic tasks. The course also develops independent study skills, test preparation, and communication skills needed for college readiness. Prerequisite: high intermediate to advanced proficiency in English (ELI Level 6+).
ELI-ESL 1650 (Select C or P)
(C) 24 Mon/Wed Evenings, May 19-Aug 16 (skip 5/31 and 7/5),
6:30-9:30 pm, $328 [#6869]
(P) 24 Mon/Thurs Mornings, May 20-Aug 16 (skip 5/31 and 7/5),
9:00 am -12:00 pm, $328 [#6870]
Business English for Internationals
A contextualized, advanced level, ESL pathway course providing learners with the opportunity develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing English skills in preparation for study in academic business programs. Participants build fluency and knowledge through study of texts, completion of assignments, and participation in activities related to business communication, marketing, management, global business, entrepreneurship, business administration, and economics. Prerequisite: ELI Level 6 proficiency.
ELI-ESL 1420, 10 T/Th., June 1-July 1, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, $173 [#6867]
TESOL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
The intensive, 12-week, non-credit TESOL certification program prepares you to teach ESL to adults in the U.S. or abroad.
Practical classroom instruction integrated with observation and discussion of ELI classes allows for development of knowledge
and teaching skills, which you apply and hone by practice teaching in our diverse array of courses which span a broad range
of proficiency levels. Additional details at www.sunywcc.edu/TESOL.
Form I-20 is available for TESOL students.
ELI-TESL 3000, M/W/Th, May 27-Aug 23 (skip 5/31 and 7/5), 6:30-10:00 pm, $1,989 [#6878]
Citizenship Exam Prep
Designed for students whose English is at least at a high-beginning level (ELI Level 3+).
Learn about American history and government, and practice your English skills as you prepare for the civics and English portions of the US Citizenship Exam.
ELI-ESL 1860, FREE but you must pay $9.75 in fees.
*For course availability and schedules, call Eileen McKee, Welcome Center Director, at 914-606-5626.
F-1 International Students
F-1 Students study 18+ hours per week: Students who have F-1 visa or status (have form I-20) meet the full-time study requirement by enrolling in at least 2 consecutive cycles of the Accelerated English Program (ESL 2019-ACL1, ACL2, or ACL3) and Accent on Fluency (ESL 1215) See description and schedule above.
Note: For the Summer 2021 semester, NEW F-1 students (not already in the USA) will not be able to obtain a visa or enter the United States for online ESL study. If you want to start in September 2021, please contact Justin.Smith@sunywcc.edu or 914-606-7744, and we will assist you with important F-1 information and a special application. Immigration form I-20 (for F-1 student visa/status) is available to full-time ESL students enrolled in the Accelerated English Program or the TESOL Certificate Program.
Class taught remotely using Zoom, Google Classroom, and other technologies.
Classes are live / synchronous and have a fixed schedule.
How to Register for ESL Courses
WHEN? Registration for Summer 2021 ESL courses opens March 29, 2021.
HOW DO I REGISTER? If you are ready to register for a course, use the Pre-Registration Form at www.sunywcc.edu/esl
After we receive it we will call you to answer your questions and to help you select your course and assist you with completing
the registration and making payment.
Additional costs (Registration and FSA fee paid once per semester): $9.75 per semester ($4.75 FSA fee + $5 registration fee)
If you prefer to call first: Call 914-606-6656. Mon.: 12 PM – 8 PM; Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 9 AM- 8 PM; Fri: 9 AM- 4:30 PM
NY/Westchester County Residency: All ESL tuition rates in this section are NY resident rates. Residents have lived in New York for one year or more. Non-residents are welcome, but pay a 166% non-resident surcharge in addition to the regular tuition. Call 914-606-6656 for information. (Note: These courses do not pay the non-resident surcharge: 3000, 1215, 1420, 1524.)
PLACEMENT TEST (to determine your English level): Testing is required if you are new to our program or did not take the ESL final test in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. Placement test is given online using Zoom at first session of all programs with levels and certain other courses. You must register before taking the test. Testing information, Zoom access information, and appointments are provided when you register.
All ESL courses in Summer 2021 are remote using Zoom, Google Classroom, and other technologies.
Classes are live / synchronous and have a fixed schedule.
English Language Institute: Westchester Community College
Info: 914-606-6656 ESL@sunywcc.edu www.sunywcc.edu/esl