10577 735 Anderson Hill Road
PC enrolls more than 4,200 students from more than 45 states and 30 countries. Purchase College consists of four-school academic structure: the School of Humanities, the School of Natural and Social Sciences, the School of the Arts, and the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses. The following courses are offered through the Learning Center in the Academic Resource Center:
ESL I. 4 credits / Fall. Basic language skills are developed, with emphasis on generating and expressing ideas related to readings. The concepts of paragraph, topic sentence, controlling idea, introduction, thesis statement, body, and conclusion are introduced. Critical reading skills are developed through story mapping, summarizing and identifying main ideas in relatively simple texts, and other text-related tasks that encourage learners to think about similar experiences and share them verbally and in writing. Prerequisite: Placement test
ESL II. 4 credits / Every year. Advanced language skills are covered, and students are introduced to purpose-oriented modes of writing (narration, description, comparison and contrast, and classification) that eventually lead to analysis, argument, and persuasion. Prerequisite: Placement test
$442 per 1 credit hour.