• The ESL/Bilingual Program at Hudson County Community College

  • One of Hudson County’s greatest assets is its extraordinary ethnic diversity, and the College reflects that diversity — more than one-third of HCCC students were born outside of the United States and have reported nearly 105 different countries as their places of birth! Since English may not be the first language for many of our students, the College offers an extensive program of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. New students are placed in these courses according to the results of their scores on the Level of English Proficiency Test and a holistically scored writing sample.

    The ESL Program at Hudson County Community College provides six levels of instruction with courses in Writing, Grammar for Writing, Reading and Academic Discussion at each level.

    Computer and interactive language labs are important components of the HCCC ESL learning program, and students are encouraged to increase their learning by utilizing these labs outside of regular classroom hours.

    Bilingual instruction is available in selected college-level courses for students enrolled in the HCCC ESL/Bilingual Program who demonstrate readiness for such courses.

    To learn more about the HCCC ESL/Bilingual Program call (201) 360-4179.

  • Compare Non-Credit vs. Credit Programs






    Which program should I take?

    If you are interested in improving your English for job or life skills, the non-credit program meets your goals.

    If you want to earn a college degree, you should register for this program.

    What classes do I take?

    We offer

    • Speak American (MW)
    • Grammar/Reading/Writing (TTh)
    • TOEFL Prep
    • Pronunciation Perfect

    We offer

    • Writing/Grammar for Writing (6 total credits)
    • Reading/Academic Discussion (6 total credits)

    When do classes start/end?

    See the brochure/catalog.

    January 28- May 20

    What times do classes meet?

    9 a.m. -11 a.m. Monday-Thursday (Journal Square only)

    12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday (North Hudson Campus only)

    7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday

    Class times vary by level and location. We offer morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend classes
    Where do I begin the registration process?

    25 Journal Square, Room B107

    Application: 70 Sip Ave.,  1st Floor

    Testing: 71 Sip Ave., [Lower Level]

    Counseling: 70 Sip Ave., 2nd Floor

    Payment: 70 Sip 1st Floor

    How much does it cost?

    $185 for each 10-week class (+ $15 testing fee)

    For more information, please contact Community Education/Non-Credit Programs at (201) 360-4224/5359, or email: communityed@hccc.edu.


    See http://www.hccc.edu/tuition for tuition and fees







    Cuáles clases debo tomar?

    Si está interesado en mejorar su nivel de Inglés ya sea por razones de trabajo o por habilidad personal, el Programa de Educación Continua de No-crédito reúne esos requisitos

    Si quiere obtener un título universitario y al mismo tiempo mejorar su Inglés, puede matricularse para este programa.

    Cuándo empiezan?


    • Habla Americana (Lunes y Miércoles o Sábados )
    • Gramática/ Lectura/ Escritura (Martes y Jueves o Sábados)
    • Preparación TOEFL (Sábados)
    • Perfecta Pronunciación (Viernes)


    • Escritura/Gramática para Escritura (total de 6 créditos)
    • Lectura/Discusión Académica (total de 6 créditos)

    Cuándo empiezan las clases?

    Consulte el Folleto

    Enero 28 - Mayo 20

    Cuáles son los horarios de  clases?

    9-11 Lunes a Jueves (Solo en Journal Square)

    12-2 Lunes a Jueves (Solo en North Hudson Campus)

    7-9  Lunes a Jueves


    Los horarios de clases varían de acuerdo al nivel y localización. Ofrecemos horarios en la mañana, tarde, noche, y fines de semana.

    Dónde me puedo matricular?

    25 Journal Square, B107

    Aplicación: 70 Sip Ave., 1er  Piso

    Examen: 71 Sip Ave., Nivel Bajo

    Matricula: 70 Sip Ave., 2do Piso

    Pago: 70 Sip Ave., 1er Piso

    Cuál es el costo?

    $185 por cada curso de 10 semanas (+ una cuota de $15 por el examen)

    Para obtener más información, por favor llame a Educación Comunitaria/No-Crédito a (201) 360-4224/5359, o communityed@hccc.edu. http://www.hccc.edu/communityeducation/

    Refiérase a http://www.hccc.edu/tuition para la cuota escolar.

  • Contact Information


    119 Newkirk Street (Building I), Room 106.

    Jersey City, NJ 07306

    (201) 360-4380