English classes are offered at CUNY and non-profit organizations on a full or part-time basis. Most of these classes are offered for free or at a low cost.
Those interested in studying English at CUNY have various options available to them. We have outlined those options below.
If you are not interested in pursuing a college degree:
The Adult and Continuing Education Divisions, at certain CUNY colleges, offer free or low cost English language classes, as well as basic literacy and GED High School Equivalency classes in Spanish and English to help students prepare for jobs and further education. Click here for a comprehensive list of classes offered by these divisions.
English As a Second Language Institute
Office of Continuing Education
Carman Hall, Room 128
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY 10468
If you are interested in pursuing a college degree:
The CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) offers academic English language preparation at nine CUNY campuses for those students who have been admitted to CUNY but need to improve their English skills before enrolling in a credit program. CLIP is a low cost program.
Reading and writing classes for English as a Second Language (ESL) students are offered by the colleges of CUNY for those who need additional English language preparation. For more information, please contact the CUNY admissions office.