English as a Second Language

The ESL program offers intermediate and advanced courses aimed at raising students' language abilities to the level desired of college students in the United States. Undergraduate students may be required to take intermediate or advanced ESL writing, depending on their writing placement examination score. A required mixed-skills course is offered in the fall semester for non-native speakers of English who have graduated from American high schools and have been admitted into the University under the English Enhancement Program (EEP).

Traditionally, oral ESL classes are reserved for graduate students; however, undergraduates may elect to take either an intermediate or advanced oral skills class. At least one seat per section in those classes is reserved for undergraduates. For more information, contact the ESL Program at (631) 632-7706 located within the Linguistics Department, (631) 632-7777.