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ESL Semester Courses

Fall 2018 ESL Course Offerings

▪ ENGLISH 002- Reading (3 hours-2 credits)   

English 002 is an intensive reading course for ESL/ELL students. This course offers practice in critical reading comprehension skills with emphasis on determining main thoughts, inferences, tone and style. Efficient reading techniques are developed and adapted to diverse materials with an additional emphasis on vocabulary.

002SL-01    T F    3:45PM - 5:00PM    20711    509 HW     Wishengrad

▪ ENGLISH 005- English for Bilingual Students III (3 hours-2 credits)

English 005 is an intensive ESL/ELL course for students who are assigned by a placement test or advisement. Emphasis is on essay writing of an expository nature-demonstrating clear organization, correct syntax, sentence variety, mechanics and word choice. Students practice controlling, developing and supporting their ideas in writing.

005SL-01    M W    5:35PM - 6:50PM      20742       509 HW       Schoenfeld

▪  ENGLISH 120 (3 hours-3 credits)

English 120 is required of all freshmen and satisfies Stage 1-Academic Foundations, Group A. It is an introductory expository writing course that has four main goals: Through reading, discussions, writing, and rewriting, it teaches students to generate, explore, and refine their own ideas; to analyze and evaluate intellectual arguments; to take positions, develop thesis statements, and support them persuasively; and to write with standard acceptable grammar, varied sentence structure, logical organization, and coherence.

In Fall 2018, there is one section of English 120 that is designed for students who speak English as a 2nd language. The instructors in these sections are experts in learning English as a 2nd language, and instruction and activities are focused on ESL student needs. The course will not say ESL on your transcript, and you will receive the same credit for the course as any other section of ENG 120. 

120-07    M W      7:00PM - 8:15PM     21078     C102 HN     Schoenfeld

NOTE: In order to register for this section of English 120, please email Anna De Vita at for permission. Once you receive permission, you must then register on CUNYfirst.

Also feel free to contact the ESL Coordinator, Cindy Wishengrad (, for advisement on courses and further information about the ESL program.

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