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Special Programs

The Haggerty English Language Program (HELP)

Students from around the world come to learn English at the Haggerty English Language Program to meet their educational, professional or personal goals. Our ESL program has a reputation for excellent teachers and small classes where students receive individual attention and make rapid improvement. We offer a partial program for continuing students during the five-week term of Summer Session 1 and a full program during Summer Session 3.  Courses include Integrated Skills Instruction at three intensive levels including Pre-Academic Purposes and TOEFL preparation. Students learn the skills of grammar, listening and speaking, reading and writing. Acceptance to a degree program is not required to take these courses. Students have access to all services of SUNY, including recreation facilities, student activities, computer labs, and health care. Students can live on campus and have a full meal plan. Activities and trips to New York City and other tourist sites are also offered. The partial program for continuing students in Summer Session 1 runs from May 21 until June 25.  The full program Summer Session 3 classes begin on July 2 and end on Aug. 5. New students are expected to arrive by June 30 for orientation and testing.

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