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Baruch College Certified as TOEFL Testing Site

Becomes One of Only Eight Certified Sites in New York City

New York, NY – January 16, 2008 –Before they can matriculate at an American college or university, all students whose native language is not English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) English proficiency examination. Baruch College has recently been certified as a test site for this all-important test.

Although the TOEFL exam is administered in some 4,000 locations nationwide, only eight test centers exist in New York City and demand is intense for the limited number of places available at each location. The Baruch College site, located at 17 Lexington Avenue in the College’s Lawrence and Eris Field Building, will hold its first TOEFL examination on February 8, 2008.

Undcr the auspices of its Division of Continuing and Professional Studies, Baruch College provides English language instruction to approximately 150 students each semester. Many of them are young people of college age who are preparing to enroll at Baruch College Zicklin School of Business or elsewhere within The City University of New York system as soon as their English language skills permit.

In addition to the English language courses taught at the College, the Baruch ESL program also offers corporate training on-site to companies whose employees need to interact with clients or master a specialized terminology related to such fields as health care, information technology or finance.

For more information about ESL classes at Baruch College, visit or phone (646) 312-5111.

Zane Berzins
News Director

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