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ESL Lab Immersion Tutorial Program

Eligibility: Students who have a placement level is ESL 95 but have not completed the requirement are eligible to participate in the ESL Lab Tutorial program in Session I or II.  Students who have a placement level of ESL 94 but have not completed the requirement are eligible to participate in Session II.

Dates: The ESL Lab Immersion Tutorial program will be offered in two sessions: Session I from June 1 through June 15 and Session II from June 28 through July 12.

Register: Interested students can sign up for Session I program using this Registration Form.  Students interested in the Session II program can begin registering on May 24th.

The ESL Lab provides free online tutoring on the Upswing learning platform for multilingual/ESL students registered for ESL, ENG 101, CRT 100.6, and LIN 100.6 courses. Use your BMCC student email username and password to log in. Here are instructions to help you use the new online system.

Use this form to sign up for a repeating weekly tutoring appointment, to meet with the same tutor each week at the same time.

ESL Lab tutoring through Upswing begins on September 14, 2020 for the fall semester. Students who register for tutoring and work with tutors outside of class tend to be more successful and advance faster than students who don’t take advantage of this free service, so sign up now!

The ESL Lab tutors support and help multilingual students to improve English language, critical thinking, active effective drafting/writing/revising, and proofreading skills. Tutors will help students better understand and master academic writing in English.


ESL Lab staff also collaborates with Academic Literacy and Linguistics and English faculty as well as other departments, academic support services or individual faculty/staff interested in learning more about working with multilingual students, to facilitate learning and improve writing pedagogy in the classroom.

The lab also has materials to help students prepare for the CUNY CATW Writing Exam.

ESL Lab Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

ESL Tutoring Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Joshua P Belknap, ESL Lab Coordinator
Altagracia Soldevilla, ESL Lab Evening Supervisor
Saundra Miyashiro, ESL Lab Weekend Supervisor

Academic Literacy and Linguistics Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room N-499
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1396

Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m