English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Program

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

Classes include interactive learning activities, lab practice, as well as reading and writing assignments. All courses focus on increasing the listening, speaking, reading, grammar and writing skills of the students.

Hear From One Of Our ESL Graduates

Click on any of the topics below to learn more about specific areas of the ESL Program, or you may call (609) 343-4878 during business hours.

Hours of Operation

Regular Business Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday


Summer Hours:

Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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
  • Fairleigh Dickinson

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