American English Program

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Conversational English, Academic English, TOEFL Preparation, and Business English

The American English Program features a year-round schedule for all ages. It has multiple start dates, quick and easy access to Manhattan, and conditional admission to NJCU degree programs. We also offer intensive TOEFL classes.

All students are interviewed and tested to determine the level for placement.

Starting with Beginning, it continues to higher levels of English, for speaking, listening, reading and writing. Included for foreign professionals are comprehensive Business English courses and preparatory classes for looking for work including learning about American culture, resume preparation, interviewing skills, and networking. This is a great way for spouses of transferred foreign professionals to learn English and continue their career while they are living here!

NJCU is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant aliens for English Language instruction in an Intensive English Program. To register as an F1/I-20 student please CONTACT US.

The NJCU ESL Department offers advanced Academic English courses to prepare students for university study. Contact us to arrange an ESL placement test and see our English proficiency requirements for degree programs.

Students who want to apply for academic admission to NJCU after completing the American English program should submit their academic records for review to an approved evaluation agency. Click HERE for information.

Information For International Students

NJCU is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students for full-time English Language instruction. Please contact the Office of International Programs at or call 201-200-3022 for information on I20’s and visas.

Please submit the following documents if you require an I20 to study.​


Contact Us

Contact us with your questions about learning English at NJCU.

Moving to main campus in June 2019

+1 (201) 200-3423



NJCU also currently offers academic ESL classes:

  • ESL 100 Intermediate Expository Writing 2 (6 hrs.)
  • ESL 101 English Composition 1 (6 hrs)
  • ESL 104 Advanced Expository Writing (3 hrs.)
  • ESL 102 English Composition 2 (6 hrs)
  • ESL 130 American Myths (3 hrs)