Welcome to RVCC ESL
English as a Second Language
Raritan Valley Community College offers a comprehensive English as a Second Language Program (ESL).
WHAT CAN I STUDY AT RVCC?
ARE THE INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED?
Our instructors are trained professionals with a Master’s degree in ESL and have experience teaching English.
WHAT ARE THE FACILITIES LIKE AT RVCC?
You will study in modern classrooms and use the latest technology in state of the art computer labs that are open from morning to late at night. Our library has many novels and other books specifically for ESLS students. A free tutoring service is also available to provide you with extra help. In your leisure time, you may use the swimming pool and fitness room without charge. RVCC has a rich campus life with many scheduled activities that offer discounted rates to students including; dances, lectures, bus trips, musical concerts, theater productions and planetarium shows http://www.raritanval.edu/planetarium.
WHEN CAN I TAKE CLASSES?
Classes are offered fall, spring and summer semesters during the day and evenings. See the course schedule.
WILL I GET ENOUGH ATTENTION FROM MY INSTRUCTORS?
Class sizes are small (18 students maximum)
WHO WILL MY CLASSMATES BE?
Students from 73 countries, speaking over 65 languages, have studied English as a Second Language here at RVCC. When you sign-up for ESL classes at RVCC, you will be entering a multi-cultural environment where you will meet and study with students from around the world.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH CLASSES ARE RIGHT FOR ME?
An ESL Placement Test and advisor will help you choose your classes. Testing and advising services are free for RVCC ESL students.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID?
Most students who have declared a major are eligible for Financial Aid. Interested students should visit the Financial Aid Office in College Center, Level 1.
WHO WILL WATCH MY CHILDREN?
RVCC has its own Children's Campus that provides a caring environment for infants, toddlers and preschoolers between 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Call 908-231-8807 for enrollment information.
We hope to see you soon in ESL classes!