The Department of English
ESL at Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
The ESL population at Baruch College is a large and varied one. In the 2007-8 academic year, Baruch students spoke 107 languages, representing 156 countries. Many of these students speak English as a second, third, or even fourth language, and ESL students will continue to be a valuable and significant portion of Baruch’s student population.
Our instructional staff is highly skilled and well trained, with doctorates or Master's degrees in TESL, Linguistics, or English. We have two well equipped ESL Writing labs. The labs have extensive word processing facilities and a wide variety of grammar based and content linked grammar software available for in-class and free-hour lab use.
Baruch College also offers support services in spoken ESL, including free one-on-one tutorials with trained speech professionals and a well-equipped speech ESL lab. Please see Spoken ESL Resources for more information.
For further information, matriculated students should contact Prof. Ellen Block, ESL Director, at 646.312.3993 (Ellen.Block@baruch.cuny.edu); or Prof. Frank Cioffi, Writing Director, at 1.646.312.3991(Frank.Cioffi@baruch.cuny.edu), or for Spoken ESL Resources, Prof. Elisabeth Gareis (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Others interested in ESL classes should contact the Continuing and Professional Studies Department at 1.646.312.5000 or at http://www.baruched.com/.