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Bergen County ESL (Hackensack) (Ciarco Learning Center)

(201) 489-1551

Bergen County ESL (Hackensack) (Ciarco Learning Center)

English as Second Language
Students wishing to learn or improve their English language writing and speaking skills will find a wide array of challenging courses available at Bergen Community College in Hackensack. ESL courses are offered in a convenient format of 4 mornings per week or 4 evenings per week, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Morning classes run from 9-11:45 a.m. and evening classes run from 6-8:45 p.m. Each session runs for approximately seven and one half weeks, for a total of 75 hours of classroom instruction. Class enrollment is limited to permit maximum participation by students and to provide immediate attention to student needs.

All students enrolled in ESL classes are given free access to our Tutoring & Language Center library and services.

ESL Placement Test
Prior to class assignment, all students must register in person for an ESL Placement Test during which students are evaluated in reading and language. There is no fee for the ESL Placement Test. The test is available every Wednesday and Thursday at 9a.m. and 6pm. Students must register for the ESL Placement Test in person and in advance by scheduling testing through our Office of Information and Registration.

Tuition and Book Fee
The tuition for each course varies depending upon the number of hours of instruction for the course. Please refer to the course description for the cost of tuition for that course. The book fee is $20 per course.

To Register
To sign up for ESL Placement Test or to register in person for an ESL class, you may visit us in person at:

The Office of Information and Registration
Ciarco Learning Center
Bergen Community College 
355 Main Street 
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information call (201) 489-1551

Age Groups
  • Adults
Community Services

Last Updated: 06/13/22