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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Improve your speaking, reading, writing and understanding of English

Beginner (101), Intermediate (102 & 103) and Advanced (104). Practice and improve your skills in a dynamic and communicative setting. 90 hours of classes for only $25.00. All students must purchase a textbook (teachers will provide textbook information in class).

Registration is now open (see below for class dates). All new students must take a placement test to determine their appropriate level (placement testing is free). To schedule a placement test, or for any questions, please contact Kimberly at (845) 790-3590 (kimberly.bacon@sunydutchess.edu) or Margie at (845) 431-8901.

You can register/test directly at the location where you want to study (on the first day of class) or pre-register/test at the following locations (pre-registration is strongly recommended):

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

AMENIA
Amenia Town Hall 4988 Route 22

Level TBA   (MW)   6-9pm   5/7-8/22
Level TBA   (TR)    6-9pm    5/8-8/21

BEACON
Beacon Community Resource Center
23 West Center Street

Level TBA   (TR)   6-9pm   5/8-8/21

PAWLING

Pawling Free Library 11 Broad Street

Level TBA   (TF)   5/8-8/21
Tues.  9am-12pm / Fri.  11am-2pm

POUGHKEEPSIE

DCC@ the Partnership
29 North Hamilton Street, Third Floor

Level 101   (TR)   10am-1pm    5/8-8/21
Level 101   (TR)   6-9pm    5/8-8/21
Level 102   (MW)   10am-1pm   5/7-8/22
Level 102   (MW)   6-9pm    5/7-8/22
Level 103   (TR)   10am-1pm    5/8-8/21
Level 103   (TR)   6-9pm    5/8-8/21
Level 104   (MW)   6-9pm    5/7-8/22

Conversation and More!* 6/5-7/31
(TR)   6:30-8:30 pm

Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road - Hudson Hall, Room 510

Level 104 (TR) 10am-1pm   5/8-8/21

WAPPINGERS FALLS

Dutchess South
Hollowbrook Office Park
31 Marshall Road, Building 4

Level 101   (MW)   10am-1pm    5/7-8/22
Level 101   (MW)   6-9pm    5/7-8/22
Level 102   (MW)   10am-1pm    5/7-8/22
Level 102   (TR)    6-9pm    5/8-8/21
Level 103   (MW)   10am-1pm    5/7-8/22
Level 103   (TR)   6-9pm    5/8-8/21
Level 104   (TR)   10am-1pm    5/8-8/21
Level 104   (MW)   6-9pm    5/7-8/22

*Conversation and More! Conversation and More is a conversation-based class that uses reading as a springboard for speaking practice, vocabulary-building and grammar refinement. Level is determined by placement test. Courses are 32 hours and cost $200 for each eight-week session. Please contact Kimberly at (845) 790-3590 if you are interested in signing up for this course.