ESL Support Services

Contact

ESL Specialists
Writing Center Room 1.68
New Building
212.237.8569  

ESL Sections
Faculty Support
Tutor Training

Christopher Davis, Director, Academic Language Support Services
500 West 56th Street (Westport)
Room 016
cdavis@jjay.cuny.edu
646-557-4631  

Online Tutorials 
E-Resource Center

 

Services for students who learned English as a second language

John Jay College has a wide range of services for students who learned English as a second language. We also have resources to help faculty and tutors work effectively with students whose native language is not English.

  • Tutoring with ESL specialists at the Writing Center
    ESL specialists at the Writing Center have Master’s degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language. They can help you with academic writing, academic reading, and class presentations. You can request an “ESL specialist” when you visit the Writing Center (1.68 New Building).
  • Sections of ENG 101, ENG 201, and First Year Seminars for students who learned English as a second language
    These sections are taught by professors with experience and expertise in working with students who learned English as a second language. Contact Christopher Davis, Director of Academic Language Support Services (cdavis@jjay.cuny.edu), for more information.
  • Guidance with course selection
    To complement Academic Advising services, we offer additional guidance to help you choose courses based on the level of English course you are currently taking. Contact Christopher Davis, Director of Academic Language Support Services (cdavis@jjay.cuny.edu), for more information.
  • E-Resource Center (online tutorials)
    The E-Resource Center has interactive tutorials for writing, grammar, and preparing for the CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading and Writing.
  • CUNY International Student Guide
    CUNY International Student Guide provides valuable information about visas, employment, living in New York, along with profiles of international students studying at CUNY.

Services for Faculty and Tutors

  • Support for Faculty and Tutors
    Christopher Davis, Director of Academic Language Support Services, is available to consult with faculty and tutors on working with students who learned English as a second language.
  • E-Resource Center (online advice and worksheets)
    The faculty section of the E-Resource Center provides tools and resources for working with non-native speakers.

    The tutor section provides a guidebook for working with non-native speakers, as well as practical worksheets on grammar and academic vocabulary that can be used in tutoring sessions.