ESL

Learn English with Hudson County Community College's Continuing Education! We will develop a personalized ESL plan to help you achieve your goals and open opportunities!

Benefits of Studying with HCCC's Continuing Education: 

  • Professional, Supportive Instructors
  • Small Class Size for Extra Attention
  • Comprehensive Progress Evaluations
  • Affordable - No Registration Fee!
  • Placement test for new students is only $10

FREE Access to:

Library Services, Computer Labs, Personal Tutoring

 

Classes Available:

Union City, Jersey City and Online!

 

*** Fall 2022 classes are In-Person and Virtual! ***

The last day to register for In-Person courses is September 30th.
The last day to register for Virtual courses is October 21st.

A placement test is required for new students and returning students who have not taken ESL classes for a minimum of two years (Fee: $10).

To register for non-credit Continuing Education ESL classes and for more information,
please call (201) 360-4224 or email CEFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

If you are interested in earning an Associate Degree, learn more at the Academic ESL department page.

 

ESL Level Classes

In-Person ESL Level Classes
10 weeks | $299 per level
Students meet weekly with their classmates and teacher in-person only.

Virtual ESL Level Classes
8 weeks | $225 per level
Classes are interactive. Students meet weekly for live, virtual meetings.

 

Level 1 - Introductory

This course is for the true beginner to start learning to read, write, pronounce letters, numbers and common sight words. Listen and respond to basic greetings and simple phrases. Learn basics like how to write your name, address, and phone number. Students will fill out simple forms. Identify family members, foods, colors, traffic signs, directions and parts of the body. Begin to learn to tell time and count American money. Students learn how to read a map, examine a bus schedule, read and write basic paragraphs. Students will get an introduction to American culture.

Fall 2022

In-Person
September 26th - December 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
9am-11am
Journal Square 

September 26th - December 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm
Journal Square 

September 26th - December 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
9am-11am
North Hudson Center 

September 26th - December 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm
North Hudson Center 

September 25th - December 4th
Sundays
9am-1pm
Journal Square 

September 25th - December 4th
Sundays
9am-1pm
North Hudson Center 

VIRTUAL
October 17th - December 7th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm

 

Level 2 – Low Beginner

Continue to listen, speak and read and write in English. Review the alphabet and cardinal numbers through 100. Learn common greetings, how to introduce people, listen and describe family members, jobs and workplaces. Continue learning grammar, reading and writing. Learn Basic English in order to be able to complete an emergency contact form and know how to make a doctor's appointment. Learn how to order food in a restaurant and how to talk about the weather through listening, reading and writing exercises. 
Learn to write a check; how to make simple graphs and interpret a calendar, how to tell times and count hours worked, and calculate weekly earnings. Learn about American culture.

Fall 2022

In-Person
September 27th - December 6th
Mondays and Wednesdays
9am-11am
Journal Square 

September 27th-December 6th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm
Journal Square 

September 27th-December 6th
Mondays and Wednesdays
9am-11am
North Hudson Center 

September 27th-December 6th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm
North Hudson Center 

September 25th - December 4th
Sundays
9am-1pm
Journal Square 

VIRTUAL
October 18th-December 13th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm 

 

Level 3 – High Beginner

Continue to listen, speak and read and write in English. More in-depth grammar usage with regular and irregular verbs, learn more vocabulary in order to describe events, medical symptoms, job duties, fields of employment, and driving directions; and more listening and speaking and writing exercises. Learn more current events and American culture; converse about common scenarios you may have with teachers and supervisors, how to read nutrition labels and understand payroll deductions. 
More number skills including weights and measures, percentages, calculate tips, sales tax, calculating the cost of rent and utilities and medicine dosages. Learn basics of Internet and computer skills. 

Fall 2022

In-Person
September 26th - December 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
9am-11am
Journal Square

September 26th - December 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm
Journal Square

September 26th - December 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
9am-11am
North Hudson Center

September 26th - December 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm
North Hudson Center

September 25th - December 4th
Sundays
9am-1pm
Journal Square

September 25th - December 4th
Sundays
9am-1pm
North Hudson Center

VIRTUAL
October 17th - December 7th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm

 

Level 4 – Low Intermediate

Continue to improve grammar, vocabulary, speaking, reading and writing skills. Continue use of Internet and social media tools to improve communication. Improve numeracy and financial literacy by reading and speaking about credit cards, bank accounts and checking account statements; continue to read, speak and write about American civics and cultural knowledge to
be able to identify the three branches of US government, famous presidents and more. Learn through practicing reading and discussion about various careers and write about your goals for your own educational or career pursuits. 
Learn to read and complete a job application, get a library card and borrow material from the library. Learn to give and follow travel directions and practice job interview skills. Continue to practice speaking in conversation and writing more advanced paragraphs. 

Fall 2022

In-Person
September 27th - December 6th
Mondays and Wednesdays
9am-11am
Journal Square 

September 27th-December 6th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm
Journal Square 

September 27th-December 6th
Mondays and Wednesdays
9am-11am
North Hudson Center 

September 27th-December 6th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm
North Hudson Center 

VIRTUAL
October 18th-December 13th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm 

 

Level 5 – High Intermediate

Continue to listen, speak and read and write in English. More in-depth grammar usage with regular and irregular verbs, learn more vocabulary in order to describe events, medical symptoms, job duties, fields of employment, and driving directions; and more listening and speaking and writing exercises. Learn more current events and American culture; converse about common scenarios you may have with teachers and supervisors, how to read nutrition labels and understand payroll deductions. 
More number skills including weights and measures, percentages, calculate tips, sales tax, calculating the cost of rent and utilities and medicine dosages. Learn basics of Internet and computer skills. 

Fall 2022

In-Person
September 26th - December 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
9am-11am
Journal Square 

September 26th - December 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm
Journal Square 

September 26th - December 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
9am-11am
North Hudson Center 

September 26th - December 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm
North Hudson Center 

VIRTUAL
October 17th - December 7th
Mondays and Wednesdays
7pm-9pm 

 

Level 6 - Advanced

Continue listen, speak, read and write in English. Learn to identify the main idea and supporting details in a listening and reading text, deliver presentations on a social issue using real-world examples, and continue to learn more in-depth grammar usage. Learn about gerunds, past continuous, comparative adjectives, possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns, participial adjectives, future and real conditional and simple present and simple past usage. Continue to practice speaking in conversation and writing more advanced essays.

Fall 2022

VIRTUAL
October 18th - December 13th
Tuesdays and Thursdays
7pm-9pm 

 

 

Contact Information

Department of Continuing Education
161 Newkirk Street, Room E504
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4224
CEFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE