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7-Week Virtual Summer Program


We are now offering our Academic Purposes-level English as a Second Language course in an online format for Summer 2020! 

Passing both courses satisfies the English language proficiency requirement for both SUNY New Paltz and the Culinary Institute of America.

This course includes a section of Reading & Writing and Listening & Speaking that will be asynchronous, so time zone differences for students taking this in their home country will be no issue.

With these two online courses students will have:

  • Virtual orientation on June 10
  • Instructional videos from faculty
  • Recorded speaking assignments
  • Reading and writing assignments
  • Listening assignments
  • Professional communication skill development
  • Notetaking skill development
  • Pronunciation development
  • Vocabulary development
  • Virtual conversation partner
  • Weekly one-on-one virtual meetings with professors

Housing can be provided for students currently in the U.S. who need it during the program. Contact for more information.

Please visit to view cost and the full program schedule.

Virtual Summer Program 2020

You do not have to submit a test score to enroll in the 2020 Summer online program.

However, we highly recommend students that attend this course to self-assess based on the recommended test scores below. Note that students taking the Duolingo English Test will have the written and spoken sections review by our academic coordinator. 

If your scores are lower than the scores listed below or you do not have a test score from within the last 2 years, please email for a consultation.

 ESL summer online scores


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