English Developmental Course Offerings & Descriptions

English Developmental Courses

The developmental courses cover such areas as reading, study skills, and composition. They are designed primarily for students who must raise their level of competence to the standard required for admission to courses of college level. They are also open to all students who wish to improve their reading comprehension, their study skills, and their ability to write clearly.

As a result of standard placement tests, one or more of these courses may be required before a student takes the regular college credit courses (See the section on “Testing and Placement” in the college catalog).

Here are the courses offered to students in need of Developmental English or English-as-a-Second-Language instruction:

ENGL 90: Integrated Reading and Writing for Advanced ESL Students

ENGL 99: Developing Competence in College Reading, Writing, and Study Skills (Taught as a co-requisite with English 101. Please see the Accelerated Learning Program for more information).


Students should contact the CUNY Language Immersion Program at 718-281-5460 if they are in need of intensive English language support have been recommended for CLIP through admissions and placement.

Students with EPI scores below 50 should contact CUNY Start at 718-281-5368 for advising.


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