College Level ESL

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Nassau Community College is a set of courses housed in the College that is designed for students whose first language is not English. ESL courses at the College are taught by faculty members from the following departments: Communications, English and Reading.  Advanced level courses in reading, writing and speaking/listening are taught in the fall, spring and summer semesters for matriculated students. The ESL program offers non-credit and some credit courses. Students who pass advanced level ESL courses will have the skills to succeed in college-level courses and to work towards an Associates Degree in the major of their choice. All students entering NCC take the College placement test, which determines their level of study. Students whose scores place them below the NCC ESL program courses are placed into the Language Immersion at Nassau Community College (LINCC) program. This full-time, pre-academic program is housed in the Center for Academic Success.

Language Immersion Program

  • Outstanding education with low tuition.
  • Small class size and individual attention from instructors.
  • Day, evening, and in some cases, weekend classes.
  • Communications, Reading and computer labs containing a large variety of books and videotapes, and an updated computer software system for English learning purposes.
  • Academic advisement and help for international students who are pursuing a degree.
  • The latest technology available through the internet.
  • Certain credit courses offered for advanced ESL levels in combination with non-credit courses.
  • Students from 60 different countries as part of the multicultural atmosphere on campus.