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Lehman College Continuing Education


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Since 1989, the ESL Institute has offered classes on the full-time and part-time basis to everyone interested in improving their English skills for personal and professional reasons. Some features of our programs include dynamic instructors, affordable rates, flexible schedules, opportunities to enter degree programs, and a student-oriented environment.

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School of Continuing and Professional Studies ESL Program

International Student Application Process

International students who want to apply for the Intensive English Program should follow these steps:

  • Complete the ESL Application form and send it to the ESL Coordinator at least 4 months before your requested program date. Be sure to include your email address.

  • Pay the non-refundable $ 50 dollars (U.S.) application fee.

  • After you receive your acceptance letter you will be contacted by The International Student & Scholar Office with detailed instructions on how to apply for your I-20 and student visa.

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Placement Test Schedule

All new students must take the placement test and pay a non-refundable $20 testing fee, which will be deducted from your tuition cost when you complete the registration. The testing fee can be applied to any course for a period of one year from the day of payment.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:00—3:00

or join us on one of the dates below:


  • Tuesday May 16th at 5:30
  • Sat, May 20th at 9:30 am

Daily in Carman Hall Room 128:

  • Monday – Thursday - 9:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Friday - 9:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Saturday - 9:00 – 12:00 pm

For additional dates, please call for an appointment: (718) 960-8512 or contact the coordinator at:

Intensive English Program

If your goal is to improve your language skills, prepare for university study or professional advancement, this intensive ESL program is designed for you! International students must take both courses in order to meet F-1 visa requirements.

Monday Thru Thursdsay
9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Summer: June 6-July 26

  • ESL14 Grammar/Reading/Writing
    28 AM sessions / 63 hours $499
  • ESL15 Listening/Speaking/ Pronunciation
    28 PM sessions / 63 hours $499

Tuition for AM and PM classes: $975

Part-Time Program


These integrated skills classes will help you improve your grammar, reading, writing, and pronunciation skills.

  • NEW ESL19 Saturday ESL
    Beginning & Intermediate Levels
    10 sessions/30 hours $ 249
    Saturday 9:15 am – 12:15 pm
    SUMMER: June 3 – August 12 (off 7/1)
  • ESL 11 Evening ESL
    Beginning & Intermediate Levels
    16 sessions/32 hours $ 265
    Tuesday & Thursday 7:00—9:00 pm
    SUMMER: June 6 – August 1 (off 7/4)

Academic ESL Courses

Take these courses to improve your academic writing skills for college preparation or job promotion.

  • CLD29 Academic ESL I
    The class provides grammar review with the focus on sentence structure and the most common errors that occur in writing. Students will learn the main principles of paragraph organization and short essay development.
    High Beginner/Intermediate (11 sessions) $205
    10 sessions/30 hours $ 249
    Tuesday & Thursday 6:00—9:00 pm
    SUMMER: June 6-July 11 (off July 4)
  • CLD39 Academic ESL 11
    This is an intensive writing course for ESL students who want to advance their reading and writing skills and prepare for College and the Cuny Assessment.
    High Intermediate & Advanced Levels
    10 sessions/30 hours $ 249
    Tuesday & Thursday 6:00—9:00 pm.
    SUMMER: June 13-July 18 (off July 4)
  • CLD 49 Writing III: Advanced Level
    Are you ready for college? This class will boost your confidence in your writing skills and prepare you for the CUNY assessment tests.
    10 sessions/30 hours $ 249
    Tuesday & Thursday 6:00—9:00 pm.
    SUMMER: June 6-July 11 (off July 4)

Customized ESL

  • English courses in different professional fields (e.g. business, health care, etc.) can be designed for groups of students per request from employers.

Private ESL Lessons

  • CLD100
    Private ESL lessons can be arranged for those who prefer one -on-one instruction.
    (1.5 hr minimum) $100 p/h

Registration Information

You can register using the following options:
In person:

  • Lehman College - Carman Hall, Room 128
  • CUNY on the Concourse - 3rd Floor, 2501 Grand Concourse

By phone: 718-960-8512

Online: here