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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Learn to speak, read, write and understand English


Beginner (101), Intermediate (102 & 103) and Advanced (104). Come and improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in a dynamic and communicative setting. All new students must take a placement test to determine their appropriate level. To schedule a placement test or if you have any questions please contact Kimberly at 845-790-3590 or Margie at 845-431-8910.

Register in person at the following locations:

DCC at Family Partnership
29 North Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY.
Third Floor
845-790-3590

DCC Main Campus
53 Pendell Road 
Poughkeepsie, NY 
Bowne Hall –Room 118
845-431-8901

Dutchess South Campus
31 Marshall Road
(behind Hannaford supermarket)
Wappingers Falls, NY
845-790-3610

Registration closes January 24, 2018. There are no classes on 1/15, 2/19, 4/30 and 5/1. Courses are 90 hours and cost $25. All students must purchase a textbook; teachers will provide textbook information on the first day of class. Class locations are listed below:

AMENIA
Amenia Town Hall 
4988 Route 22

Level 102 T/R        6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.      1/9-4/19
Level 103 M/W      6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.       1/8-4/25

BEACON
Beacon Community Resource Center
23 West Center Street

Level TBA T/R      6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.       1/9-4/19

BREWSTER
First Baptist Church
460 Main Street

Level 101 T/R         9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.                       1/9-3/27
Level 102 M/W       9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.                       1/8-4/2
Level 103 T/R         9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.                       1/9-3/27
Level 104 M/W       9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.                       1/8-4/2

Brewster High School
50 Foggintown Road

M/W (All Levels)     6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.           1/8-4/25         
Conversation and More*     6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    2/5-4/2

PAWLING
Pawling Free Library
11 Broad Street
Tuesdays & Fridays

Level TBA T/F    1/9-4/24                     

T    9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.                                             
F   11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                    

POUGHKEEPSIE
DCC @ the Partnership
The Family Partnership Center
29 North Hamilton Street, third floor

Level 101   (T/R)      10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.           1/9-4/19
Level 101   (T/R)       6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.           1/9-4/19
Level 102   (M/W)    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.          1/8-4/25
Level 102   (M/W)     6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.           1/8-4/25
Level 103   (T/R)      10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.          1/9-4/19
Level 103   (T/R)       6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.           1/9-4/19
Level 104   (M/W)     6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.           1/8-4/25

Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road

T/R (Level 104)      10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.           1/9-4/25         
T/R (Conversation and More)   1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    TBA    

WAPPINGERS FALLS
Dutchess South Hollowbrook Office Park
31 Marshall Road, Building 4

Level 101   (M/W)                                     10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                    1/8-4/25
Level 101   (M/W)                                      6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                     1/8-4/25            
Level 102   (M/W)                                     10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                    1/8-4/25
Level 102   (T/R)                                       6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                      1/9-4/19
Level 103   (M/W)                                     10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                    1/8-4/25
Level 103   (T/R)                                       6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                      1/9-4/19
Level 104   (T/R)                                       10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                    1/9-4/19
Level 104   (M/W)                                      6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                     1/8-4/25

*Conversation and More!

Conversation and More is a conversation based class which uses reading as a springboard for speaking practice, vocabulary building and grammar refinement. Designed for intermediate to advanced level students. Courses are 32 hours and cost $200 for each 8 week session. Please contact Kimberly at 845-790-3590 if you are interested in signing up for this course.