English Language Studies (ELS)

English Language Studies

Welcome to

ELS Program
Main Campus
Room E-209A
Phone: 973-684-5590
Professor Kathleen Kelly
To learn more about us, watch the video.
About ELS
ELS Placement Test Info
ELS Courses and Program Sequence
Additional Courses for ELS Students
Paired Courses
ELS Labs
ELS Advisement
Awards and Scholarships
ELS Award
Joseph Calderaro
Memorial Scholarship
ELS Achievement
































Welcome to the English Language Studies (formerly English as a Second Language) Department at Passaic County Community College!

This is an academic program of English-language instruction for any immigrant, foreign student or visitor who would like to improve English language LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING skills and learn more about American cultural patterns.

The program prepares students for:

  • the Academic Programs at the College 
  • transfer to four-year universities and colleges
  • professional advancement.

Classes are offered in four levels of English-language proficiency. Every course has a weekly lab, where students have access to audio, visual and computer technologies.

Schedules can be arranged during the day, evening or on weekends. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information and admission into the program.

While students are enrolled in the ELS program, they may take selected courses which will prepare them for their professional goals.

The ELS faculty members are professionals who work with students to help them reach their goals. In addition, the staff at the Advisement Center (Center for Student Success Room A230) provides career and transfer counseling.