ESL – English as a Second Language

Learn to speak, read and write English

Beginner, intermediate and advanced English courses are available. Skills covered will include reading, writing, speaking and listening. 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

DCC Main Campus
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
Bowne Hall –Room 118

Dutchess South Campus
31 Marshall Road
(behind Hannaford supermarket)
Wappingers Falls, NY

Registration closes January 21st, 2017. There are no classes on 1/16, 2/20 and 4/15. All students must purchase a textbook; teachers will provide textbook information on the first day of class. Courses are 90-hours and cost $25. Classes are held at the following locations:

Amenia Town Hall
4988 Route 22
T/R 6:00 pm-9:00 pm 1/3- 4/13

Beacon Community Resource Center
23 West Center Street
T/R 6:00 pm-9:00 pm 1/3- 4/13

First Baptist Church
460 Main Street
M/W 9:30 am-12:30 pm 1/2-4/19
T/R 9:30 am-12:30 pm 1/3- 4/13
Brewster High School
50 Foggintown Road
M/W 6:00 pm-9:00 pm 1/4-4/26

Church of the Holy Communion
1055 US Route 6
T/R 6:30 pm-9:30 pm 1/3- 4/13

Northeast Community Center
(Old Elementary School)
5833 South Elm Street
M/W 6:00 pm-9:00 pm 1/2-4/19

Pawling Free Library
11 Broad Street
Days and Dates TBD

Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
(Level 104 only)
T/R 10:00 am-1:00 pm 1/3- 4/13
T/R 6:00 pm-9:00 pm 1/3- 4/13

Family Partnership Center
29 N. Hamilton St., 3rd Floor
M/W 9:00-1:00 pm 1/4-3/27
T/R 9:00-1:00 pm 1/5-3/23
M/W 6:00-9:00 pm 1/4-4/24
T/R 6:00-9:00 pm 1/5-4/18

Dutchess South
Hollowbrook Office Park
31 Marshall Road, Building 4
M/W 10:00 am-1:00 pm 1/2-4/19
M/W 6:00 pm-9:00 pm 1/2-4/19
T/R (104 only) 9:30 am-12:30 pm 1/3- 4/13

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. Level is determined by placement test. Courses are 32 hours and cost $200 for each 8 week session. Sessions to be held in Poughkeepsie and Wappingers only. Please contact Kimberly at 845-790-3590 if you are interested in signing up for this course.