The English Department at Hunter College offers a variety of resources and courses for emergent bilingual students (i.e. ESL background students) from semester-long courses, winter and summer break immersion courses, tutoring opportunities, and course advising.
Please note that students are placed in semester-long ESL courses based on their results on the CUNY assessment tests in writing and reading. Only incoming students who have not met Hunter’s language proficiency standards are required to take placement tests, but all students with ESL backgrounds are encouraged to take the tests in order for the Department to better judge their abilities and advise them on what classes to take before moving on to advanced coursework. In particular, we highly encourage all transfer and 2nd degree students who are not required to take the ESL placement tests but who have gone to school primarily in non-English speaking settings to take the placement tests.
All Hunter students can enroll in our ESL semester and immersion classes even if you have not taken the placement tests.
Please see the links below to find further information about ESL resources and courses, and please contact the ESL Coordinator, Paul McPherron (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions and requests about ESL resources at Hunter.