Neil I Kernis
Academic Literacy and Linguistics
Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5067
Neil Kernis joined the BMCC faculty in Fall 2014. Prior to coming to BMCC he taught developmental reading classes at LaGuardia Community College, and composition and business writing classes at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey. He has also taught business communications at Year Up, a nationally recognized workforce development nonprofit organization.
He was a 2007 Fulbright Scholar at the Universitatea de Vest in Timisoara, Romania, where he taught American Studies and Creative Writing courses within the Faculty of Letters, History and Theology.
He is a current doctoral student in Adult Learning and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds a BS in Social Work from Skidmore College and an MA in International Affairs from the New School.
Language and Literacy, Adult Education
- Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University (expected 2018), Adult Learning and Leadership,
- Skidmore College, Social Work,2003
- The New School, International Affairs,2009
- This advanced reading course is designed to help students master a full range of college-level reading and related skills, including critical comprehension, vocabulary, writing, flexible rates of reading, and study strategies. A variety of college-level materials is used.
- Critical Thinking (Same as CRT 100) is designed to develop the mind and help students learn to think clearly and effectively. Through substantive readings, structured writing assignments and ongoing discussions, students will examine concrete examples from their own experience and readings and contemporary issues in the media to learn how to analyze issues, solve problems, and make informed decisions in their academic, professional, and personal lives.
- This course is designed to improve the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills of beginning and low-intermediate level students. It is obligatory for one semester for all incoming ESL students whose placement shows a need for instruction at this level.
Corequisite: ESL 49
- This advanced level course emphasizes writing and reading skills; however, oral skills are not neglected. In writing, students focus on introducing, developing, supporting, and organizing their ideas in expository essays as well as in narrative and descriptive writing.