English as a Second Language at Bard

English as a Second Language at Bard

The English Language Program is located in the Learning Commons in Stone Row.  The mission of the program is to provide a variety of ways to support students whose second language is English, in order for them to successfully and comfortably reach their academic goals.

English Language Program 

The English Language Program is located in the Learning Commons in Stone Row.  The mission of the program is to provide a variety of ways to support students whose second language is English, in order for them to successfully and comfortably reach their academic goals.  The main areas we focus on are English classes and personalized tutoring.  We offer two classes (Intensive English 107 and Grammar for Writers 110) as well as tutors who are assigned to work individually with students who request them, and tutors are available to work with them, according to their schedules and needs, for the whole semester or school year.  Our tutors are Bard students who have been trained in the areas of writing, grammar, and other areas of the English language such as pronunciation and reading skills, which may be helpful to students.  As well, workshops and tutorials taught by faculty,  can be arranged for small groups on specific areas of focus upon request.

Qualities of the Program for Interested Students 

  • Assistance for all levels of English proficiency (beginner to advanced/fluent) 
  • Assistance with writing, grammar, reading, pronunciation and fluency, listening note-taking, test-taking, and more 
  • Personalized/individual support
  • Support available during L&T and Citizen Science (August and January, respectively) 
  • Classes, tutors, workshops, and tutorials available 
Please visit our FAQ section for more information.

Faculty 

Denise Minin 
Academic Director, BESLI
English Language Coordinator 

Bard College
30 Campus Rd.
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
845-758-6822, ext. 7883
dminin@bard.edu

Sample Courses 

Intensive English
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Grammar for Writers 
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Learning Commons
The Learning Commons also offers the following classes, which are designed to follow BLC 107 and 110 (open to both native speakers, and advanced non-native speakers of English). 
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