Shape your future. NCC helps you prepare for success

Whether English is your second, third, or fourth language, Northampton's English as a Second Language (ESL) program will help you learn and improve your English. We offer academic, full-semester, credit classes that help get you ready for college-level classes as well as helping you to master English skills essential to academic work, jobs, and day-to-day conversation.

Students can choose to study full-time or part-time, taking morning, afternoon, or evening classes. Whether you just want to improve your English skills or prepare for a degree program, NCC's ESL classes can help. Residents, citizens, and international students from over 70 countries have studied here, so you're in great company! International Students can learn more about specific information about International admissions and programs.

NCC offers four levels of English classes, from beginner to advanced. We offer courses in four major skill areas: reading, writing, speaking/listening, and pronunciation, as well courses covering topics such as using computer technology, culture, and how to succeed in college.

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Testing at Bethlehem Campus

New ESL students must take a placement test. For the Bethlehem Campus in Bethlehem Township, testing takes place in Room 215, Richardson Hall.

Testing at the Monroe Campus

For Placement Testing at the Monroe Campus, please contact:

Nicole Guzenski

ESL Summer Institute

Northampton Community College (NCC) offers a comprehensive Summer ESL Institute for international students and visitors.