SUNY English Classes

Information for non citizens

English Language Study

Strong English Language skills are important for success on the job and in school. There are a number of opportunities available at CUNY to improve your English language skills.

There are two ways in which you can study English whether or not you plan to continue your education in a degree program at CUNY:

If you wish to enroll at a CUNY college either directly or upon completion of one of the above programs, you can apply to a degree program as described in the section on admission.

Once you have been admitted to CUNY you may feel that you still need to improve your English skills. There are two options:

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.  Students learn English through studying topics in American history, literature, environmental studies, and others. In this way, students build knowledge and academic skills as they develop their English language skills. CLIP students also learn the computer skills they need for college.  CLIP is a low cost program (for most students it will cost $180 for 15 weeks.)

The colleges of CUNY offer reading and writing classes for English as a Second Language (ESL) students, for those who need additional English language preparation.