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Center for English Language

Center for English Language


Our mission at the Center for English Language at Baruch College’s Division of Continuing and Professional Studies is to help students develop the English language skills needed for academic, professional, and social purposes. The Center for English Language offers a range of programs including Academic Intensive English, General ESL, Business ESL, ESL Test Prep, American Language & Culture, and English Express. For our complete Mission Statement, click here.


  • Academic Intensive English. Prepares non-native English speakers for university or graduate school in the US. Students in this full-time program may qualify for an F-1 international student visa.
  • General ESL. Convenient day and evening classes for students who wish to improve their language skills, and learn about US culture.
  • Business ESL. Designed to help new and seasoned professionals develop their communication skills.
  • ESL Test Prep. High-quality, interactive test preparation for the CUNY Assessment Test (CAT-W and CAT-R), GMAT, GRE, and iBT TOEFL.
  • American Language & Culture. Short-term, flexible program offered in January and July each year. Focus is on integrated skills, US culture, and exploring NYC (including museums, parks, Broadway shows, fashion, business, and architecture).
  • English Express. A two-week intensive English program, designed to prepare students for the Certificate in American Business Practices (CABP) program.
  • All of our programs feature:

  • Integrated approach to language instruction. Ensures that students gain a foundation in language structure, and more importantly, become comfortable and confident in communicating with native speakers.
  • Focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Class activities incorporate grammar, vocabulary and culture. Homework focuses on short writing assignments that support classroom activities.
  • Small class size. Students receive individualized attention from our highly qualified, knowledgeable, enthusiastic faculty.
  • State-of-the-art language lab. Students can practice their language skills and explore films, television, music, magazines, and websites.