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Lehman College Continuing Education

 

CONTACT US: 718-960-8578               EMAIL: esl@lehman.cuny.edu

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Since 1989, the ESL Institute has offered classes on the full-time and part-time basis to everyone interested in improving their English skills for personal and professional reasons. Some features of our programs include dynamic instructors, affordable rates, flexible schedules, opportunities to enter degree programs, and a student-oriented environment.

Testing and Placement:

Campus Office: Carman Hall 128, Gate 2 on Goulden Avenue
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 6:30pm, Friday: 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 1:30pm

CUNY on the Concourse Office:
3rd floor 2501 Grand Concourse
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 9 am - 2 pm

For more information call 718-960-8659 or email esl@lehman.cuny.edu

Watch the Video below

School of Continuing and Professional Studies ESL Program

International Student Application Process

International students who want to apply for the Intensive English Program should follow these steps:

  • Complete the ESL Application form and send it to the Brenda Perez, brenda.perez@lehman.cuny.edu at least 4 months before your requested program date. Be sure to include your email address.

  • Pay the non-refundable $ 50 dollars (U.S.) application fee.

  • After you receive your acceptance letter you will be contacted by The International Student & Scholar Office with detailed instructions on how to apply for your I-20 and student visa.

Contact Brenda Perez, brenda.perez@lehman.cuny.edu for more details

Placement Test Schedule

All new students must take the placement test and pay a non-refundable $20 testing fee, which will be deducted from your tuition cost when you complete the registration. The testing fee can be applied to any course for a period of one year from the day of payment.

CUNY on the Concourse, 3rd Floor, 2501 Grand Concourse

or

Carman Hall, Room 128

on Mon-Thurs 9:30 am-5:00 pm & Fri 9:30 am-3 pm or join us on one of the dates below:

Fall B

  • Tuesday - October 10 5:30 pm
  • Saturday - October 14 9:30 am

Daily in Carman Hall Room 128:

  • Monday – Thursday - 9:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Friday - 9:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Saturday - 9:00 – 12:00 pm

For additional dates, please call for an appointment: (718) 960-8512 or contact the coordinator at: cari.pagani@Lehman.cuny.edu

Intensive English Program

If your goal is to improve your language skills, prepare for university study or professional advancement, this intensive ESL program is designed for you! International students must take both courses in order to meet F-1 visa requirements.

Monday Thru Thursdsay
9:30 am – 2:15 pm

  • ESL14 Grammar/Reading/Writing
    28 AM sessions / 63 hours $499
  • ESL15 Listening/Speaking/ Pronunciation
    28 PM sessions / 63 hours $499

Tuition for AM and PM classes: $975

FALL A Sep 6 - Oct 30 (off 9/20, 9/21, 10/9)

  • Reading/Writing/Grammar
    28 sessions / 63 hours / LEHC / $575
  • Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation
    28 sessions / 63 hours / LEHC / $575


Tuition cost for both classes: $1139


FALL B November 1- December 21 (off 11/22, 23)

  • Reading/Writing/Grammar
    28 sessions / 63 hours / LEHC / $575
  • Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation
    28 sessions / 63 hours / LEHC / $575


Tuition cost for both classes: $1139

Part-Time Program

EVENINGS & SATURDAYS

These integrated skills classes will help you improve your grammar, reading, writing, and pronunciation skills.

  • ESL19 Saturday ESL
    Intermediate & Advanced Levels
    10 sessions/30 hours $ 279
    Saturday 9:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Intermediate: Oct 7 - Dec 16 (off 11/25) / COTC
    Advanced: Oct 7 - Dec 16 (off 11/25) / COTC
  • ESL 11 Evening ESL
    Intermediate & Advanced Levels
    10 sessions/30 hours $ 279 /COTC
    Tuesday & Thursday 6:15—9:15 pm
    FALL A: Sep 12 - Oct 17 (off 9/22)
    FALL B: Nov 7 - Dec 12 (off 11/23)

ESL writing Courses

Take these courses to improve your academic writing skills for college preparation or job promotion.

  • ESL 32 Writing II
    Intermediate Levels
    This is an intensive writing course for ESL students who want to advance their reading and writing skills and prepare for College and the Cuny Assessment.
    10 sessions/30 hours $ 279
    Mondays & Wednesdays 6:15 - 9:15 pm.
    Sep 25 - Oct 30 (off 10/9)
  • ESL 33 Writing III: Advanced Level
    Are you ready for college? This class will boost your confidence in your writing skills and prepare you for the CUNY assessment tests.
    10 sessions/30 hours $ 279
    Mondays & Wednesdays 6:15—9:15 pm.
    Nov 13 - Dec 18 (off 10/22)

Customized ESL

  • English courses in different professional fields (e.g. business, health care, etc.) can be designed for groups of students per request from employers.

Private ESL Lessons

  • ESL100
    Private ESL lessons can be arranged for those who prefer one -on-one instruction.
    (1.5 hr minimum) $100 p/h

Registration Information

You can register using the following options:
In person:

  • Lehman College - Carman Hall, Room 128
  • CUNY on the Concourse - 3rd Floor, 2501 Grand Concourse

By phone: 718-960-8659

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