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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Want to Improve your English?

You will practice grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking. You can take classes from beginner to advanced. Online or in person. We offer group lessons and individual attention.

Registration opens on April 1 for the summer session. Please fill out the interest survey and we will contact you.

We'll Help You Get Started

We want to help you make the best of your learning time. So, let's make sure you're taking the right English courses. To sign up, your first step is filling out our interest survey.

Once we have your name, we'll send you a link to a placement test. You must complete the test before you can register for classes. The placement test is only available during our open registration period.

How Much Does It Cost?

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The placement test is free. All ESL courses cost $25, payable online by credit or debit card. (The cost of books is extra.) Once you've completed your placement test, you can pay here. You will need your myDCC username and password. If you do not know your username or need assistance, please contact our office at esl@sunydutchess.edu or (845) 790-3590.

What if I Need To Stop Taking Classes?

Students may withdraw from a course with a full refund during the first three weeks of classes. After that, there is a $10.00 non-refundable fee. We can't offer additional refunds or transfers without significant, documented, and unavoidable reasons for course withdrawal.

In a word, flexible! We know you're busy, so we offer ESL classes online through Zoom or Google Classroom, AM or PM. Online classes are a blend of "live" group classes and assignments. Or you can take an in-person class. All classes are two days a week.

Take online (remote) classes at all levels. You will need a textbook and a computer, tablet or smartphone with WIFI.

You can take in-person classes in Amenia, Brewster, Fishkill and Poughkeepsie. Locations may vary by semester. 

Our next semester begins May 6. Contact us now to get started!

Table Key

English Spanish

M = Monday
T = Tuesday
W = Wednesday
R = Thursday
F = Friday

L = Lunes
Ma = Martes
Mie = Miercoles
J = Jueves
V = Viernes

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

100% Online

NOTE: No classes on 5/27, 6/19, 7/4 or 7/5 

Level Days Time Dates Instructor
ESL 101  M/W 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/06/2024-08/21/2024 Laura Schmidt de Velutti
ESL 101  T/R 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 05/07/2024-08/20/2024 Laura Schmidt de Velutti
ESL 101 M/W 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/06/2024-08/21/2024 Huyla Tuzel
ESL 102 M/W 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/06/2024-08/21/2024 Karina Cerna
ESL 102 T/R 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/07/2024-08/20/2024 Huyla Tuzel
ESL 103 T/R 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/07/2024-08/20/2024 Karina Cerna
ESL 103 M/W 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 05/06/2024-08/21/2024 Karina Cerna
ESL 104 Friday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/10/2024-08/30/2024 Huyla Tuzel
ESL 105 M/W/F 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/06/2024-07/19/2024 Noreen Skennion
ESL 105 T/W/R 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 05/07/2024-07/17/2024 Noreen Skennion
ESL 106 M/T/R 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 06/03/2024-08/12/2024 Laetitia Ganem-Salcedo
ESL 107R M/T/R 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 06/03/2024-08/12/2024 Laetitia Ganem-Salcedo
ESL 108R M/T/R 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. 06/03/2024-08/12/2024 Laetitia Ganem-Salcedo


DCC @ FPC, 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (3rd Floor)

NOTE: No classes on 5/27, 6/19, 7/4, 7/5 

Level Days Time Dates Instructor
ESL 101 /102 combined M/W/F 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (310) 05/06/2024-07/19/2024 Sharon Adams
ESL 101  M/W/R 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 05/06/2024-07/25/2024 Katie Lucio
ESL 103 M/W/F 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (310) 05/06/2024-07/19/2024 Sharon Adams
ESL 104-Hybrid T/R/F

10am-2pm on Tuesday and Thursday (in-person) and Fridays online from 2-5pm 

05/07/2024-07/12/2024 Marissa Zuccaro
ESL 105-Hybrid M/W/F

10am-2pm Monday and Wednesday and Fridays online from 10am-1pm 

05/06/2024-07/19/2024 Marissa Zuccaro


Brewster High School, 50 Foggintown Road, Brewster NY

NOTE: No classes on 5/27, 6/19, 7/4, 7/5.

Level Days Time Dates Instructor
ESL 102-Hybrid M/R/SU

Monday and Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
in-person at BHS Sunday 6-9:30pm online 

05/13/2024-07/25/2023 Tejada
ESL 103/104 M/W 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 05/13/2024-8/28/2024 Robin Lavery

Clases de Inglés

100% en línea

NOTE: No hay clases el 27 de mayo, el 19 de junio y el 4 y el 5 de julio. 

Nivel Dias Horario Fechas Instructor
ESL 101  L/Mie 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/06/2024-08/21/2024 Laura Schmidt de Velutti
ESL 101  Ma/J 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 05/07/2024-08/20/2024 Laura Schmidt de Velutti
ESL 101 L/Mie 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/06/2024-08/21/2024 Huyla Tuzel
ESL 102 L/Mie 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/06/2024-08/21/2024 Karina Cerna
ESL 102 Ma/J 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/07/2024-08/20/2024 Huyla Tuzel
ESL 103 Ma/J 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/07/2024-08/20/2024 Karina Cerna
ESL 103 L/Mie 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 05/06/2024-08/21/2024 Karina Cerna
ESL 104 V/D 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/10/2024-08/30/2024 Huyla Tuzel
ESL 105 L/Mie/V 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 05/06/2024-07/19/2024 Noreen Skennion
ESL 105 Ma/Mie/V 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 05/07/2024-07/17/2024 Noreen Skennion
ESL 106 L/Mie/J 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 06/06/2024-08/12/2024 Laetitia Ganem-Salcedo
ESL 107R L/Mie/J 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 06/06/2024-08/12/2024 Laetitia Ganem-Salcedo
ESL 108R L/Mie/J 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. 06/06/2024-08/12/2024 Laetitia Ganem-Salcedo


DCC @ FPC, 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (3rd Floor)

NOTA: No hay clases el 27 de mayo, el 19 de junio y el 4 y el 5 de julio. 

Nivel Dias Horario Fechas Instructor
ESL 101 /102 combined L/Mie/V 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (310) 05/06/2024-07/19/2024 Sharon Adams
ESL 101  L/Mie/J 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 05/06/2024-07/25/2024 Katie Lucio
ESL 103 L/Mie/V 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (310) 05/06/2024-07/19/2024 Sharon Adams
ESL 104-Hybrid Ma/J/V

10am-2pm martes y jueves (en persona) y viernes en línea 2-5pm 

05/07/2024-07/12/2024 Marissa Zuccaro
ESL 105-Hybrid L/Mie/V

10am-2pm lunes and miercoles y viernes en línea 10am-1pm 

05/06/2024-07/19/2024 Marissa Zuccaro


Brewster High School, 50 Foggintown Road, Brewster NY

NOTA: No hay clases el 27 de mayo, el 19 de junio y el 4 y el 5 de julio.

Nivel Dias Horario Fechas Instructor
ESL 102-Hybrid

L/J/D

lunes and jueves 5:30pm-9:30pm
en persona a BHS domingo 6-9:30pm en línea

05/13/2024-07/25/2023 Tejada
ESL 103/104 L/Mie 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 05/13/2024-8/28/2024 Robin Lavery
 

What Happens Next?

What can you do after taking ESL classes? How about starting your college journey with a free credit class? How about two?

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Contact Us

DCC @ The Partnership

Family Partnership Center
Se habla español

Phone: 845-790-3590
Email: esl@sunydutchess.edu

29 North Hamilton St., 3rd Floor
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601