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.

Summer Semesters (June and July)

The summer semesters are open to the general public as well as BMCC students.  You can register online for these classes.

  • Two Sessions:
    June 3 – June 27
    July 8 – August 1

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

Registering for Fall 2019

Please call Mary McIntyre at (212) 346-8431 or email:

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

Mary McIntyre, Director
(212) 346-8431


Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.