English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Program

Atlantic Cape offers beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of English classes for non-native, English speaking students.

Classes include interactive learning activities, audio language lab practice, computer and Internet lab practice, as well as textbook reading and writing assignments. All courses focus on increasing the listening, speaking, reading, grammar and writing skills of the students. Additionally, students access many Online English resources through our ESL Online Writing Lab.

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Click on any of the topics below to learn more about specific areas of the ESL Program, or you may call (609) 343-4878 Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST. (From June through August, the offices are closed on Fridays.)

For more information on Atlantic Cape's various ESL programs, please visit the ESL FAQ page.

Major Reasons Why Our Students Enroll in the ESL Program:

  • To gain employment locally
  • To advance their current career
  • To change to a new career
  • To begin an academic degree program at Atlantic Cape Community College
  • To transfer to a four-year American college or university academic degree program

Some of the Colleges & Universities Our Students Transfer To After ESL Program Completion:

  • Stockton University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Drexel University

Our Paths: Faculty, Students, Alumni

 
Gavin McIntyre
" … I had a whole new appreciation for the term 'culture shock' … I had put myself in my student's shoes experiencing all of the things in addition to language that they have to learn …"
Gwen McIntyre
at the Great Wall of China
Associate Professor of ESL
Teaching at Atlantic Cape since 1996
 
Shirley Shields
"As a child, I frequently served as my mother's 'personal translator' while she was still learning English. "
Shirley Shield at Machu Picchu in Peru
Associate Professor of ESL
    Teaching at Atlantic Cape since 1994
 
Susan DePhilippis

 

"Flying home, I knew I would never become a music teacher as I had been preparing to be. I knew somehow I would teach with nouns and verbs, not notes and instruments … "
Susan DePhilippis
in Tokyo, Japan
Associate Professor of ESL
Teaching at Atlantic Cape since 1999
 
Michael Kammer

 

"… I knew that I had found the career of my dreams: helping fellow world citizens with improving their use of one of the most important world languages, English."
Michael Kammer
in Prague, Czech Republic
Associate Professor of ESL
Teaching at Atlantic Cape since 1997