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 is available for ESL placement and registration; please email her at with any registration or placement questions.

ESL In-Person Placement Testing/Advising and Scheduling for Fall 2021

Prof. Vaccaro, Office: S-223-A

Fall semester is already IN PROGRESS. The next semester starts on 1/19/2022

Registration for this semester goes from 11/1/2021-1/26/2022 (for regular start classes) and 2/9/2022 (for late start classes—LIMITED SCHEDULE)

Prof. Vaccaro is available by appointment only through 10/27

Here is the in-person advising schedule (room S-223-A):

Wednesday, 10/27, 2-4pm
Wednesday, 11/3, 2-4pm
Wednesday, 11/10, 3-5pm
Wednesday, 11/17, 2-4pm
Wednesday, 12/1, 2-4pm
Wednesday, 12/8, 2-4pm
Wednesday, 12/15, 2-4pm

Email to request an appointment