Academic Intensive English Program (ESL)

  Our ESL program offers many options and services for the language learner. We have I-20 programs in full-time ESL, intensive TOEFL, and intensive GMAT/GRE. Part-time classes (daytime and evening) include offerings in business English, conversation, writing and reading, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and public speaking. If you prefer customized instruction, personal tutoring is an option. We also offer academic advisement to help you meet your long-term educational goals and apply to a degree program. Free after-class activities such as workshops, a tutoring center, conversation hour, and field trips promote fluency and cultural enrichment. Finally, as our student, you also have access to campus services like the Baruch library, health center, gym, and computer lab.  

Academic Intensive English Program Courses

  The Academic Intensive English Program is designed to help prepare non-native English speakers for college or graduate school in the U.S. Students receive 20 hours per week of instruction in writing, reading, listening, and speaking. Additionally, students choose a daytime elective from a unique menu of courses, including grammar, TOEFL preparation, public speaking, pronunciation, business English, and more.
 

Writing

This course provides students with the skills needed for effective writing in academic and professional settings. The writing process is emphasized, with a focus on organization and the development of ideas within paragraphs and essays.

Reading

This course is designed to help students become more confident and proficient readers in English. Students explore a variety of genres (articles, websites, short stories, etc.) and reading skills (vocabulary-building, summarizing, critical thinking, etc.).

Listening and Speaking

This course is designed to help students develop fluency, accuracy, and clear pronunciation in spoken English. In addition, students work on their listening skills through activities with audio and visual materials, dialogue practice, role-play, and note-taking.

Electives

Students also choose 1 or 2 electives from our General ESL, Business ESL or ESL Test Prep programs. Courses may include Grammar, Vocabulary & Idioms, Academic Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Accent Reduction, Public Speaking, Understanding the Business World, Skills for Academic Success, iBT TOEFL preparation, and CUNY Assessment Test (CAT-W and CAT-R) preparation.

ESL Test Prep

The Center for English Language provides high quality, interactive preparation courses for the CUNY Assessment Test (CAT-W and CAT-R), GMAT, GRE, and iBT TOEFL. Flexible schedules allow students to study during the day or evening. These courses are taught by experienced and caring instructors, who help students gain confidence and build their test-taking strategies. Intensive 5-week courses, which meet 20 hours per week, are also offered for the GMAT, GRE, and iBT TOEFL. Students in these courses may qualify for an F-1 international student visa. To register for ESL Test Prep courses, students must take the placement test. Students who place into levels 5-10 may take any of our ESL Test Prep courses. Please call our enrollment team at 646-956-1692 to register for the placement test.

Housing

The Baruch dorm is located on the Upper East Side, at 1760 Third Avenue. There are double and triple rooms available, each with a private bathroom. The dorm has the following services: 24-hour security, live-in residence advisors, fully-furnished rooms, AC, refrigerator and microwave, cable tv, the internet, laundry, library, shared kitchen, meeting rooms and lounges, fitness center, and public computers.

Application Forms

New Students Transfer Students
 

A Typical Weekly ESL Schedule:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday Tuesday/Thursday
9am-11am Writing Reading
11:30am-1:30pm Listening & Speaking Elective
 

Academic Calendar

Fall 2020 – Academic Intensive English Fall I 2020 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
September 30 -December 11 10 weeks, 20 hours per week Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:30pm Overseas Recommended Deadline: Aug 31 U.S. Deadline: September 16 Placement Test: September 21 Orientation: September 23 September 30 – November 4 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-F 9am-1:30pm Deadlines: Overseas Aug 31; U.S. September 16
Fall II 2020 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
November 10 – December 16 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-F 9am-1:30pm Deadlines: Overseas Oct 9; U.S. Oct 28
No class on: Oct 12, Nov 26, Nov 27 Tuition for 10 weeks: $3,200 No class on: Oct 12, Nov 26, Nov 27 Tuition for 5 weeks : $1,800
WINTER 2021 – ACADEMIC INTENSIVE ENGLISH Winter I 2021 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
January 11 – March 26 10 weeks, 20 hours per week Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:30pm Overseas Recommended Deadline: Dec 10 U.S. Deadline: December 23 Placement Test: January 4 Orientation: January 6 January 11 – February 17 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-F 9am-1:30pm Deadlines: Overseas Dec 10; U.S. Dec 23
Winter II 2021 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
February 22 – March 26 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-F 9am-1:30pm Deadlines: Overseas Jan 15; U.S. Feb 5
No class on: Jan 18-19, Feb 12, Feb 15-16 Tuition for 10 weeks: $3,200 No class on: Jan 18, Feb 12, Feb 15 Tuition for 5 weeks : $1,800
SPRING 2021 – ACADEMIC INTENSIVE ENGLISH SPRING I 2021 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
April 7 – June 16 10 weeks, 20 hours per week Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:30pm Overseas Recommended Deadline: March 10 U.S. Deadline: March 24 Placement Test: March 29 Orientation: March 31 April 5 – May 7 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-F 9am-1:30pm Deadlines: Overseas Mar 8; U.S. Mar 22
SPRING II 2021 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
May 14 – June 18 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-F 9am-1:30pm Deadlines: Overseas Apr 16; U.S. Apr 30
No class on: May 31 Tuition for 10 weeks: $3,200 No class on: May 31 Tuition for 5 weeks : $1,800
SUMMER 2021 – ACADEMIC INTENSIVE ENGLISH SUMMER I 2021 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
June 30 – August 18 7 weeks, 20 hours per week Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm Overseas Recommended Deadline: June 2 U.S. Deadline: June 16 Placement Test: June 21 Orientation: June 22 June 23 – July 27 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-TH 9am-3pm Deadlines: Overseas May 27; U.S. June 9
SPRING II 2021 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
Aug 2 – Sept 2 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-Th 9am-3pm Deadlines: Overseas Jul 6; U.S. Jul 19
No class on: July 5 Tuition for 7 weeks: $2,240 No class on: July 5 Tuition for 5 weeks : $1,800
Fall 2021 – Academic Intensive English Fall I 2021 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
September 29 -December 10 10 weeks, 20 hours per week Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:30pm Overseas Recommended Deadline: Sept 1 U.S. Deadline: September 15 Placement Test: September 20 Orientation: September 23 September 29 – November 3 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-F 9am-1:30pm Deadlines: Overseas Sept 1; U.S. September 15
Fall II 2021 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
November 10 – December 16 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-F 9am-1:30pm Deadlines: Overseas Oct 13; U.S. Oct 27
No class on: Oct 11; Nov 25, 26 Tuition for 10 weeks: $3,300 No class on: Oct 11; Nov 25, 26 Tuition for 5 weeks : $1,800
Winter 2022 – Academic Intensive English Winter I 2022 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
January 10 – March 25 10 weeks, 20 hours per week Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:30pm Overseas Recommended Deadline: December 10 U.S. Deadline: December 22 Placement Test: January 4 Orientation: January 5 January 12 – February 18 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-F 9am-1:30pm Deadlines: Overseas Dec 10; U.S. Dec 22
Winter II 2022 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
February 24 – March 30 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-F 9am-1:30pm Deadlines: Overseas Jan 25; U.S. Feb 9
No class on: Jan 17; Feb 10, 11, 21, 22 Tuition for 10 weeks: $3,300 No class on: Jan 17; Feb 10, 11 Tuition for 5 weeks : $1,800
SPRING 2022 – ACADEMIC INTENSIVE ENGLISH SPRING I 2022 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
April 6 – June 17 10 weeks, 20 hours per week Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:30pm Overseas Recommended Deadline: March 9 U.S. Deadline: March 23 Placement Test: March 28 Orientation: March 30 April 6 – May 11 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-F 9am-1:30pm Deadlines: Overseas Mar 9; U.S. Mar 23
SPRING II 2022 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
May 16 – June 21 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-F 9am-1:30pm Deadlines: Overseas Apr 16; U.S. May 2
No class on: Apr 15; May 30, 31 Tuition for 10 weeks: $3,200 No class on: Apr 15; May 30, 31 Tuition for 5 weeks : $1,800
SUMMER 2022 – ACADEMIC INTENSIVE ENGLISH SUMMER I 2022 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
June 29 – August 17 7 weeks, 20 hours per week Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm Overseas Recommended Deadline: June 1 U.S. Deadline: June 15 Placement Test: June 20 Orientation: June 22 June 23 – July 28 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-TH 9am-3pm Deadlines: Overseas Jun 3; U.S. June 10
SPRING II 2022 – Intensive TOEFL/GMAT/GRE
Aug 1 – Sept 1 5 weeks, 20 hours per week; M-Th 9am-3pm Deadlines: Overseas Jul 5; U.S. Jul 18
No class on: July 4 Tuition for 7 weeks: $2,310 No class on: July 4 Tuition for 5 weeks : $1,800

Academic Intensive English Program Refund Policy

Refund requests must be dated and submitted in writing. Attach a copy of your payment receipt with the Refund Request Form. Processing refunds requires approximately six weeks. All refunds may also be requested as a credit for any class of equal tuition. Full tuition will be refunded if request is received at least two business days before the first class meeting. After this date, refunds will be made according to the schedule below:
Refund Schedule
100%* 2 Business days prior to the 1st day of class
75%* Prior to the completion of 5% of the program
50%* Prior to the completion of 15% of the program
25%* Prior to the completion of 25% of the program
0% After 25% of the program has been completed
  • * less service charge
  • Service charge is $75
  • Non-refundable fees are $25 application fee, $50 language testing fee, if required, or any other fees that are not included in the Academic Intensive English Program.