ESL Program

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Hundreds of students from many countries come to Brookdale to study English as a Second Language (ESL) each semester.

The academic ESL program at Brookdale Community College is housed in our Language Department, in Larrison Hall 232. We provide students with an inviting and culturally diverse atmosphere where both the teachers and tutors are experts in second language acquisition. Our program serves non-native English speakers, 18+ years old, who want to improve their spoken and written English for academic, career-oriented, or personal development purposes.

We offer six levels (three semesters) of academic ESL courses. Required classes focus on the development of grammar, writing, and speaking. Supplementary courses are also available in conversation.

A placement test and oral interview will determine if your level of English qualifies you for the program and, if so, at which level you will begin. If your level of English does not qualify you, you will be informed of other opportunities at Brookdale.

All ESL courses are taught at the main campus in Lincroft. Students may choose to attend part-time or full-time. Day and evening classes are available.

Please click on the related links to the right to learn more about the placement test, our courses, resources and general questions, or you can reach our administrator, Synde Kaufman, at, 732-224-2656.


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