Is the English as a Second Language program at RVCC right for you?

Watch this informational video to learn more

Explore our comprehensive English as a Second Language program. RVCC offers all levels of English as a Second Language instruction from basic English to advanced grammar and accent reduction.

You can take ESL courses separately or sequentially.

Workforce ESL

Academic ESL

I want to learn English for a job


I speak little/no English


I am looking for Professional Discussion Groups & Accent Reduction

I would like to take college classes/get a degree at RVCC


I already speak, read and write some English


I want to learn advanced speaking, reading, writing and grammar in English

Please Contact:

Maryam Sheikh
908-526-1200 x8462

Please Contact:

Prof. Andrea Vaccaro
908-526-1200 x8575

Steps for Workforce ESL

1. Contact our office above to determine your level

2. Register for Class with your CRN click here

3. Please wait for instructions from your instructor for joining class

Steps for Academic ESL

1. Apply to RVCC click here

2. Take the ESL Placement Test (contact Prof. Vaccaro if you need assistance)

3. Talk to an ESL advisor to finish placement and make a schedule

Academic ESL Advising Schedule

Prof. Vaccaro does in-person, on-campus hours every week for new and returning ESL students. She is in room S-223-A. This room is in the Somerset building. Security can help you get there, so ask them. You can take a paper placement test and make a schedule (during appropriate times of the year).

Spring 2021 Semester ON-CAMPUS ESL Advising (room S-223-A)

1/25/21 2pm-4pm—last day to register LATE for REGULAR START CLASSES

1/27/21 2pm-4pm


2/3/21 2pm-4pm

2/8/21 2pm-4pm

2/10/21 2pm-4pm—last day to register LATE for LATE-START Classes

2/22/21 2pm-4pm

3/1/21 2pm-4pm

3/15/21 2pm-4pm

3/22/21 2pm-4pm

3/29/21 2pm-4pm

4/5/21 2pm-4pm

4/12/21 2pm-4pm

4/19/21 2pm-4pm

4/26/21 2pm-4pm

Please come AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE to ensure your first choice of times AND modality (in-person or online) email to request an appointment