BMCC Language Immersion for International Students (BLIIS)

BMCC Language Immersion for International Students (BLIIS) will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to continue your studies in English. We focus on improving your reading and writing skills in English, as well as speaking English. Located in New York City's vibrant Tribeca neigbhorhood, you will have many opportunities to practice your English language skills while exploring nearby sites.

Fall, Winter and Spring Semesters

The language immersion classes during these semesters are only for BMCC international students who have taken but not passed the CUNY tests. BMCC is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. The program provides intensive instruction in all English skills, especially reading and writing, to prepare you for credit-bearing college courses. You may choose to attend the BMCC Language Immersion for International Students (BLIIS) if you are:

  • a BMCC international freshman or transfer student who didn't pass the CUNY tests because English is not your first language
  • an international ESL student who has been recommended by the ESL department, or is on academic probation
Summer Semesters (June and July)

The summer semesters are open to the general public as well as BMCC students.

Registering for the Program

Please call Laura Peres at 212-346-8586 or email lperesespinossas@bmcc.cuny.edu or BLIIS@bmcc.cuny.edu.

You can also speak to an international student adviser in the Admissions Office.

Class Location

Classes are held at 25 Broadway, 8th Floor. (see map)

BMCC Language Immersion for International Students (BLIIS)

25 Broadway, 8th floor (see map)
New York, NY 10007
Email: bliis@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-346-8586

Naomi Machado, Director
Email: nmachado@bmcc.cuny.edu
212-776-2422

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Fall and Spring semesters only)