Teacher Testimonials

“Working in CLIP is the best teaching experience I’ve ever had. In this program, we as teachers have the opportunity to work closely with students throughout the semester; we have so much class time with them every week and we can give students the personal attention they need as they develop their reading and writing skills. They also get to practice speaking and listening all day long. As a result, the work here is very satisfying. Many students improve very quickly. Not only do they leave here more fluent in English, they often leave with lasting friendships and a community they have never had in the United States. -Juliet Elkind-Cruz

“CLIP is a very serious intensive program that prepares English language students to be successful in their academic pursuits. Every class is challenging and geared to help students with the necessary language skills and critical thinking that will be expected from them in college. We focus on teaching these skills through affective and creative lessons that are not only rich in content, but also topical and current. We expect our students to be highly motivated, and able to manage a demanding course load.   Through hard work and lively classes, students are engaged and given the tools to be successful.” -James West

“Teaching CLIP students is a joy. They inspire me with their dedication to learning. Our students are highly motivated to improve their writing, reading and speaking skills. We prepare them for vigorous academic classes by asking them to read several novels, give oral presentations and do research papers at the highest level. Moreover, students find lifelong friends in this program. I feel so lucky to be teaching here.-Iris Schickerling-Georgia

CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)

163 West 125th Street, 6th floor (see map)
New York, NY 10007
Email: clip@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-776-2423, 212-776-2424 or 212-776-2422

Naomi Machado, Director
Email: nmachado@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Fall and Spring semesters only)