English as a Second Language (ESL)

Learn to speak, read and write English

Beginner (101), intermediate (102 & 103) and advanced (104) English courses are available. Skills covered 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:

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 is open until September 21, 2017. There are no classes on 10/9 and 11/23. All students must purchase a textbook; teachers provide textbook information on the first day of class. Courses are 90 hours and cost $25. Class locations are listed below.

AMENIA
Amenia Town Hall 
4988 Route 22
TR   6-9 pm   9/5-12/19

BEACON

Beacon Community Resource Center
23 West Center Street
TR    6-9 pm    9/5-12/19

BREWSTER
First Baptist Church 460 Main Street
MW   9:30am-1:30pm   9/6-11/27
TR  9:30am-1:30pm   9/5-11/23

Brewster High School
50 Foggintown Road
MW    6-9 pm     9/6-12/20
Conversations and More!*
MW    6-8 pm     9/25-11/16

MILLERTON
Please call (845) 790-3590 for location information.
MW    6-9 pm     9/6-12/20

PAWLING
Pawling Free Library
11 Broad Street
Tuesdays & Fridays
T    9am-12pm    6/27-10/10 & 9/5-12/19
F    11am-2pm

POUGHKEEPSIE
DCC @ the Partnership
The Family Partnership Center
29 North Hamilton Street, third floor
MW (102)    10am-1pm      9/6-12/20
MW  (102/104)   6pm-9pm      9/6-12/20
TR   (101/103)   10am-1pm     9/5-12/19
TR   (101/103)    6pm-9pm      9/5-12/19
MW  (101)    9 am-1pm     7/10-10/2 

Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
TR  (104)   10 am-1pm    9/5-12/19
Conversations and More!*
T/R     1:30-3:30 pm    TBD

WAPPINGERS FALLS
Dutchess South Hollowbrook Office Park
31 Marshall Road, Building 4
MW (101/102/103) 10 am-1pm    9/6-12/20 
MW (101/104)   6-9 pm     9/6-12/20
TR (102/103)  6-9 pm    9/5-12/19
TR (104)  9:30 am - 12:30 pm    9/5-12/19

 

*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.