English Second Language

The English as a Second Language program at Burlington County College offers non-native speakers of English the opportunity to improve their language skills, to prepare them for college-level courses and to help them adjust to a new culture. BCC’s program addresses three areas: language acquisition, academic success and cultural adjustment.

In the area of language acquisition, the goal of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop communication and academic skills in reading, writing and speaking. Therefore, students will have the same opportunity to be successful within the academic mainstream classroom and attain the academic success as their native English-speaking peers.

The program will assist the students through their cultural adjustment by helping them develop an understanding of American culture. At the same time, the students will be encouraged to share their cultural backgrounds and realize the importance of their role in a multicultural society.

The program offers three levels in three focus areas:

  • writing and grammar
  • reading and vocabulary
  • speech and pronunciation

All levels are offered at the same time so that students can move from level to level
without disrupting their schedules.

The program also offers English for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).


What Makes BCC's ESL Program Great?

  • Our ESL classes are small, so your instructors can give you plenty of personal attention.
  • All of the ESL instructors are degreed, experienced and patient.
  • Our professional instructors provide a warm, positive and productive environment for our students so they can experience the classroom as a caring, supportive place where there is sense of belonging and everyone is valued and respected.
  • Our professional instructors provide encouragement and support so that students feel confident using English outside the classroom in a short time.
  • Our ESL program is ideal for individuals interested in professional preparation, academic preparation or personal enrichment.
  • Burlington County College offers a free tutoring program for all currently enrolled ESL students.
  • If you need any kind of advice or assistance, ESL office and International Office staff are always here to help.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will be very happy to help you.
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Meral Muyesser
ESL Program Coordinator
609-894-9311, ext. 1599


No Summer Office Hours

Margaret "Ann" Gallagher
ESL Advisor
(609) 894-9311, ext. 1599
(856) 222-9311, ext. 2711

Ebru Costantini
ESL Advisor
(609) 894-9311, ext. 1599
(856) 222-9311, ext. 2711


Mt. Laurel, Laurel Hall 108
Monday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday: 4 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday: 5 pm - 8 pm
Friday: 11 am - 5 pm

Summer office hours in Pemberton are by appointment only.

Pemberton Campus ESL Office

Academic Building Room 201A
601 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd.
Pemberton, NJ  08068
Mount Laurel Campus ESL Office

Laurel Hall Room 108
Route 38 and Hartford Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ  08054